Mar 15, 2022 - Business

Anatomy of an Austin skyscraper

A rendering of a skyscraper in Austin.
A rendering of the new tower, which we’re pretty sure is the tall one on the left. Photo:Courtesy of Neoscape via Tishman Speyer/Ryan Companies

Ground has broken on a 58-story tower set to rise by the corner of West Sixth and Guadalupe streets.

Details: That's right across the street from the old U.S. post office.

The big picture: The 561,000-square-foot tower, known as 321 West, will feature:

  • Ground floor shopping, as well as 440 parking spots between floors two and 11.
  • 40,000 square feet of office space on floors 12 through 18.
  • 369 apartments spanning the 22th through 54th floors.
  • A 55th floor "sky lounge" and terrace — to gaze down at tiny Austinites, moving as if in toy cars, far below.
  • Floors 56-58 are largely mechanical space.

Of note: The building's developers, Tishman Speyer and Ryan Companies US, are promoting its proximity to a planned transit hub that's part Austin's recently approved, $7 billion overhaul of its public transportation system, dubbed Project Connect.

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