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Austin's skyline is changing and growing upwards with a leaked new 74-story mixed-use building downtown that promises to be the tallest in the city, possibly even tallest in Texas, once it is completed.


On the corner of West Cesar Chavez and Red River Street, Lincoln Property Company and Kairoi Residential are developing what will be called "Waller Creek," a roughly 1,024 foot tall tower on the edge of Lady Bird Lake. The tower will qualify as a "supertall" skyscaper because it will be more than 984 feet.

Reports of the tower were first discovered by Towers, which saw renderings leaked by a user named Paco Jones on a Houston Architecture forum depicting a giant mixed-use building on land currently owned by WeWork. Seth Johnston, senior vice president for LPC's Austin office, confirmed with Towers that the posted details are "relatively accurate."

The tower will consist of a five-star hotel, 25 levels of office floors, 34 levels of residential space, and a parking garage with three underground levels and 12 above levels. The lot, which is on approximately three acres of land, is currently a parking lot and has been for around 20 years.


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The tower is poised to become the tallest skyscraper in Texas, followed by The Independent on 301 West Ave., lovingly known as "the Jenga Tower," which stands at 685 feet. The 6X Guadalupe, located on 400 West 6th St. and also by LPC and Kairoi, is next in line to be the tallest building, which will stand 845 feet once it is completed.

Currently, the tallest building in Texas is the JP Morgan Chase Tower, standing at 1,002 feet in Houston.

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