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Check out Austin skyscrapers on our Skyline Tour!

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We will be offer a wonderful tour on Lady Bird Lake talking about the architect, landmarks and maybe you will see some of these buildings!

Tallest buildings:

This list ranks Austin’s delivered (completed and occupied) skyscrapers that stand at least 200 feet (61 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts or other objects not part of the original plans. The “Year” column indicates the year in which a building was completed. An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings.

Rank Name Image Height
ft (m)
Floors Year Coordinates Primary Purpose Notes
1 The Austonian Slightly elevated view of a 60-story skyscraper with a glass facade set atop a rectangular pedestal; the building has balconies on every floor and has two small setbacks near the roofline. 683 (208) 56 2010 30°15′53.43″N 97°44′41.37″W / 30.2648417°N 97.7448250°W / 30.2648417; -97.7448250 Residential Tallest all-residential building in the United States west of the Mississippi River; tallest building in Texas outside Houston and Dallas[1]
2 360 Condominiums View of the 360 Condominiums from the north; the building has a blue glass facade; there is a setback 1/3 of the way up and a spire on the top of the tower. 581 (177) 44 2008 30°16′2.27″N 97°44′58.94″W / 30.2672972°N 97.7497056°W / 30.2672972; -97.7497056 Residential Second tallest all-residential building in the United States west of the Mississippi River; Stood as the tallest residential building in Texas until the Austonian surpassed it; the building was originally designed to be shorter, but more floors and units were later added.[2]
3 Frost Bank Tower Ground view of the Frost Bank Tower; the tower has the appearance of an owl; the building has multiple setbacks; there is a cyan colored crown on the top of the building. 515 (157) 33 2004 30°15′58.73″N 97°44′34.65″W / 30.2663139°N 97.7429583°W / 30.2663139; -97.7429583 Office Was the first skyscraper in the United States to start construction after the September 11, 2001 attacks[3]
4 W Austin Hotel and Residences A view from Zilker Park of the building; the tower is topped out; the building is rectangular, and there are no setbacks; the building has a reflective blue facade; the tower appears to look like a tall rectangle stacked on top of another smaller rectangle. 478 (146) 37 2010 30°15′56.69″N 97°44′49.44″W / 30.2657472°N 97.7470667°W / 30.2657472; -97.7470667 Hotel/Residential [6]
5 Spring Ground view from the south of a 43-story tower. The building has a green glass facade on the right side, and a solid brick side with windows on the left. 434 (132) 42 2009 30°16′7.77″N 97°45′14.32″W / 30.2688250°N 97.7539778°W / 30.2688250; -97.7539778 Residential Tallest building in the West End district[7]
6 The Northshore The Northshore Austin.jpg 424 (129) 38 2016 Residential Tallest apartment building in Austin. Topped out September 2015.[8]
7 The Bowie The Bowie Austin July 2015.JPG 423 (129) 37 2015 Residential [9]
8 The Ashton Elevated view of The Ashton from south in the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The tower has a white base, while the tower is brick/crimson red color. 416 (127) 37 2009 30°15′51.49″N 97°44′43.42″W / 30.2643028°N 97.7453944°W / 30.2643028; -97.7453944 Residential Originally called The Altavida.[10]
9 JW Marriott Hotel 408 (124) 32 2015 30°15′48.69″N 97°44′37.24″W / 30.2635250°N 97.7436778°W / 30.2635250; -97.7436778 Hotel 1,012 rooms [11]
10 Four Seasons Residences View of the Four Seasons Residences from the Hilton 401 (122) 32 2010 [citation needed] Residential Operated by Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
11 One American Center View from perhaps another building of One American Center. The building is white with red lining, and staircases at the top. 401 (122) 32 1984 30°16′7.34″N 97°44′35.85″W / 30.2687056°N 97.7432917°W / 30.2687056; -97.7432917 Office [12]
12 One Eleven 397 (121) 30 1987 Office [13]
13 Colorado Tower 397 (121) 29 2014 30°16′7.34″N 97°44′35.85″W / 30.2687056°N 97.7432917°W / 30.2687056; -97.7432917 Office [14]
14 Hilton Austin Hotel An orange building as viewed from the east. 377 (115) 31 2004 30°15′54.49″N 97°44′17.58″W / 30.2651361°N 97.7382167°W / 30.2651361; -97.7382167 Hotel [15]
15 Seaholm Residences Seaholm Residences Austin.jpg 341 (104) 30 2016 Residential [16]
16 Legacy at Town Lake The 31 story building from the south. The building is a rectangular prism with some setbacks on the side facing the viewer. 339 (103) 31 2008 30°15′21.57″N 97°44′22.06″W / 30.2559917°N 97.7394611°W / 30.2559917; -97.7394611 Residential [17]
17 Bank of America Center The building is a dark gray rectangular building with one setback near the very top. From this angle, the building shows only one side. 336 (102) 26 1975 30°16′3.53″N 97°44′33.49″W / 30.2676472°N 97.7426361°W / 30.2676472; -97.7426361 Office [18]
18 300 West Sixth The building is generally light brown. The lower portion of the tower is a vertical rectangle, followed by a setback and then a semi-circle. 328 (100) 23 2002 30°16′8.87″N 97°44′44.92″W / 30.2691306°N 97.7458111°W / 30.2691306; -97.7458111 Office Tallest building in Austin without aircraft warning lights.[citation needed]
19 7002100000000000000♠100 Congress 100 Congress 328 (100) 22 1987 30°15′50.72″N 97°44′41.99″W / 30.2640889°N 97.7449972°W / 30.2640889; -97.7449972 Office While ground work was being done, the construction crew found a Mastodon fossil.[citation needed]
20 San Jacinto Center San Jacinto Center 324 (99) 20 1987 30°15′44.52″N 97°44′34.65″W / 30.2623667°N 97.7429583°W / 30.2623667; -97.7429583 Office One San Jacinto Center was supposed to have a twin, Two San Jacinto Center, but it was cancelled due to a market crash.[citation needed]
21 The Monarch The Monarch 323 (98) 29 2008 30°16′8.6″N 97°45′8.25″W / 30.269056°N 97.7522917°W / 30.269056; -97.7522917 Residential The Monarch’s name refers to the butterfly like wings on the top.[citation needed]
22 JPMorgan Chase Bank Tower Chase Tower 322 (98) 21 1974 30°16′6″N 97°44′42.37″W / 30.26833°N 97.7451028°W / 30.26833; -97.7451028 Office [19] This was the 2nd building to exceed the height of the Texas State Capitol, and was the tallest building in Austin from 1974-1975, when the Bank of America Center was built.
23 Texas State Capitol Texas State Capitol 311 (95) 4 1888 30°16′28.75″N 97°44′25.61″W / 30.2746528°N 97.7404472°W / 30.2746528; -97.7404472 Office [20]
24 UT Main Building Main Building of the University of Texas at Austin 307 (94) 29 1937 30°17′9.24″N 97°44′21.75″W / 30.2859000°N 97.7393750°W / 30.2859000; -97.7393750 Office Before the observation deck was closed in the 1970s, it was visited by around 70,000 people per year. Tallest building built in Austin in the 1930s.[citation needed]
25 Dobie Center Dobie Center 307 (94) 29 1972 30°17′0.17″N 97°44′28.51″W / 30.2833806°N 97.7412528°W / 30.2833806; -97.7412528 Residential Tallest Dormitory in Austin. Tallest building built in Austin in the 1970s.[citation needed]
26 301 Congress 301 Congress 306 (93) 22 1986 30°15′54.86″N 97°44′34.84″W / 30.2652389°N 97.7430111°W / 30.2652389; -97.7430111 Office Located in the lobby are fossils archaeologists believe are the skull of a Saber Tooth Tiger and the tusk of a Mastodon.[citation needed]
27 Skyhouse 264 (80) 23 2014 Residential [14]
28 Seven 263 (80) 24 2015 Residential The updated design replaced the stalled plans to build 7Rio[citation needed]
29 Westgate Tower Westgate Tower 261 (80) 25 1967 30°16′26.35″N 97°44′34.65″W / 30.2739861°N 97.7429583°W / 30.2739861; -97.7429583 Residential Tallest building built in Austin in the 1960s. The building had the highest rooftop pool until the Four Seasons Residence were completed. The first residential skyscraper in Austin.[citation needed]
30 The Shore The Shore 257 (78) 22 2007 30°15′34.18″N 97°44′21.71″W / 30.2594944°N 97.7393639°W / 30.2594944; -97.7393639 Residential [21]
31 Capitol Tower Capitol Tower 246 (75) 20 1986 30°16′14.14″N 97°44′23.06″W / 30.2705944°N 97.7397389°W / 30.2705944; -97.7397389 Office [22]
32 816 Congress 816 Congress 242 (74) 20 1984 30°16′14.78″N 97°44′33.92″W / 30.2707722°N 97.7427556°W / 30.2707722; -97.7427556 Office Originally called the First City Center, but was renamed when redone in 1994.[citation needed]
33 5th & Colorado 00 ! 242 (74) 18 2016 30°17′14.01″N 97°44′32.6″W / 30.2872250°N 97.742389°W / 30.2872250; -97.742389 Office [citation needed]
34 The Castilian 00 ! 237 (72) 23 1969 30°17′14.01″N 97°44′32.6″W / 30.2872250°N 97.742389°W / 30.2872250; -97.742389 Residential When built in 1969, it was the fifth tallest building in Austin.[citation needed]
35 William P. Clements State Office Building William P. Clements State Office Building 237 (72) 15 1986 30°16′40.89″N 97°44′32.49″W / 30.2780250°N 97.7423583°W / 30.2780250; -97.7423583 Office Tallest building in the Uptown/Arts District. The building was rated in 1992 by The Chronicle, as The Building with the Best Acoustics.[citation needed]
36 7001210000000000000♠21 Rio 21 Rio 236 (72) 21 2009 30°17′3.4″N 97°44′41.38″W / 30.284278°N 97.7448278°W / 30.284278; -97.7448278 Residential [23]
37 Rise on 8th 235 (72) 22 2016 Residential [24]
38 Moody Bank Tower Wells Fargo Tower 234 (71) 17 1981 30°16′41.83″N 97°44′35.81″W / 30.2782861°N 97.7432806°W / 30.2782861; -97.7432806 Office [25]
39 823 Congress 823 Congress 229 (70) 16 1971 30°16′13.77″N 97°44′29.74″W / 30.2704917°N 97.7415944°W / 30.2704917; -97.7415944 Office Was the tallest commercial building until the Chase Bank Tower was built.[citation needed]
40 Austin Centre/Omni Hotel Austin Centre/Omni Hotel 226 (69) 16 1986 30°16′7.8″N 97°44′25.69″W / 30.268833°N 97.7404694°W / 30.268833; -97.7404694 Hotel The adoni granite on the outside was imported from Italy.[citation needed]
41 AMLI on 2nd AMLI on II 225 (69) 18 2008 30°15′58.06″N 97°44′53.03″W / 30.2661278°N 97.7480639°W / 30.2661278; -97.7480639 Residential [26]
42 Robert Lee Moore Hall Robert Lee Moore Hall 225 (69) 14 1974 30°17′20.25″N 97°44′10.9″W / 30.2889583°N 97.736361°W / 30.2889583; -97.736361 Office The building houses the Fusion Research Lab at UT. The building also houses the University’s 16 inch telescope in Austin.[citation needed]
43 Gables Park Tower 223 (68) 18 2014 Residential [27]
44 Westin Hotel 214 (65) 19 2015 Hotel [27]
45 Capitol Center Capitol Center 210 (64) 15 1984 30°16′17.08″N 97°44′27.85″W / 30.2714111°N 97.7410694°W / 30.2714111; -97.7410694 Office [28]
46 JPMorgan Chase Tower JP Morgan Chase Tower 210 (64) 15 1980 30°16′13.14″N 97°44′42.88″W / 30.2703167°N 97.7452444°W / 30.2703167; -97.7452444 Office [29]
47 The Catherine 209 (64) 19 2015 Residential [14]
48 Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Center Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Center 204 (62) 11 2001 30°16′25.28″N 97°44′48.09″W / 30.2736889°N 97.7466917°W / 30.2736889; -97.7466917 Office The building was the tallest government building to break ground since the Texas State Capitol in 1882[citation needed

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