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Austin's tallest building will add final beam Thur / KEYE-TV's Rebecca Taylor
Construction is nearing completion on Austin's tallest building, a luxury high rise at Second Street and Congress Avene in the heart of downtown.
"Bigger is better," senior project manager Bryan Embrey told KEYE TV. His crews today will put the final steel beam atop the 683-foot high structure known as the Austonian condominiums.
"It's the tallest residential tower west of the Mississippi. So it's a pretty significant project," Embrey said.
The Austonian features 188 units, with prices starting at just over $500,000.
"I think it'd be great to live there, but I don't think the average person in Austin can afford it," said Linsay Elliott, who works downtown.
The $200 million tower is 56 stories tall, or 683 feet. By comparison, the San Antonio Tower of Americas is 622 feet tall and Dallas Reunion Tower is 560 feet tall.