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56-story Austonian tops out / Austin Business Journal
Dominating the Austin skyline at 56 stories, the Austonian officially "tops out" on Thursday.
Hundreds of workers with construction company Balfour Beatty who've been working on the 683-foot high-rise will celebrate with a party Thursday afternoon. A 32-foot structural steel beam signed by the construction team will be hoisted by crane across Congress Avenue to the top of the building at 4:30 p.m. The beam is one of six that will support the building's ornamental glass crown.
Construction on the $250 million, 188-unit luxury condo tower began two years ago. Completion is scheduled for spring 2010.
Benchmark Development, the Austin-based subsidiary of Spain-based Grupo Villar Mir, is the developer of The Austonian. Ziegler Cooper Architects of Houston designed the project.