The Evolution of the Austin Skyline

The Austonian, 2010 Completion

Video of Downtown Austin Evolution

CommercialCafe has put together a very cool video of the evolution of the downtown Austin skyline. Click this link to view => Video of Downtown Austin Evolution

The video focuses chronologically on buildings that rose 200 feet or taller, starting with the State Capitol Building. Interesting tidbits related to three (3) the buildings include:

  • The Chase Bank Tower, completed in 1974 was nicknamed the “Golden Mirror” because of gold colored reflective glass panes that contained some gold alloy.
  • The Moody Bank Tower, built in 1981 provides access to the conference room through the bank’s original vault door which was built in 1875 in Pennsylvania.
  • The Austonian, finished in 2010 was Austin’s talalest building for eight (8) years until surpassed by the “Jenga Tower” in May 2018.

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