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The Austonian to Host the Women's Symphony League 2010
AUSTIN, Texas - Nov. 20, 2008 - The Austonian will be the exclusive site of the "2010 Symphony Designer Showhouse," an annual fundraising event of the Women's Symphony League of Austin (WSL), providing the public an up-close experience of high-rise luxury living in the heart of downtown, the two groups announced today.
Proceeds from the 2010 Symphony Designer Showhouse, which will feature three unique Austin residences outfitted by prominent local interior designers complemented by panoramic views of Austin and the surrounding Hill Country, will go to the Austin Symphony Orchestra and its music education programs for children.
Located at the corner of 2nd Street and Congress Avenue, The Austonian will open in early 2010. The 56-story luxury high-rise condominium project will be the tallest residential building in Austin and in the Western United States.
"Increasingly, Austinites are recognizing the desirability of downtown living and all that it offers. We see an opportunity to capture this fairly recent trend in living by hosting the 2010 Symphony Designer Showhouse at The Austonian," said Susan Douglas, WSL President. "With the best in modern conveniences, spectacular views, unparalleled shared amenities and green features, The Austonian is a luxury project that demonstrates why suburbanites are looking to downtown as a viable living option. We look forward to showcasing the work of Austin interior designers for the first time within the context of a truly urban living environment."
The Showhouse will take place on one floor of The Austonian's residential tower, which features views of the Texas State Capitol, Lady Bird Lake and the Hill Country. The Austonian was designed by Ziegler Cooper Architects of Houston. The 10th-floor outdoor space designed by TBG Partners is considered to be one of the largest sustainable urban landscaping projects in Texas.
"The Austonian will open in early 2010," said David Mahn, V.P. of Benchmark Development, the developer of the project. "Having been a sponsor of past Austin Symphony concerts, The Austonian team recognizes the Symphony's contribution to this great city. We mark The Austonian's opening with a commitment to the Women's Symphony League and Austin Symphony Orchestra's continued success."
About the Women's Symphony League:
Established in 1953, the Women's Symphony League of Austin provides service and financial support for the Austin Symphony Orchestra and its extensive music education programs, which reach over 90,000 youths each year. The WSL 2010 Symphony Designer Showhouse at The Austonian will bring together the work of three interior designers from the Central Texas area in a luxurious high rise setting. WSL events have won four national awards for fundraising and five national awards in the educational area from the American Symphony Orchestra League as well as many first place awards from the Texas Association of Symphony Orchestras.
About The Austonian:
Located at the corner of 2nd and Congress in Austin, Texas, The Austonian will be the pinnacle of downtown luxury living when it opens in early 2010. Slated to be the tallest building in downtown Austin and the tallest residential building West of the Mississippi, The Austonian will offer panoramic views of Austin and the surrounding Hill Country. More than 40,000 square feet of private amenities are available to residents of The Austonian and include a 55th floor that can host parties from 15 to 150, a 56th floor dedicated to exercise and 10th-floor amenities ranging from poolside cabanas and outdoor kitchens to a 12-seat screening room. For more information about The Austonian, please visit www.theaustonian.com. Keep up with the latest news, notes and views regarding The Austonian on the development's blog, www.theaustonianblog.com.