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November 24, 2008

The Austonian’s Architectural Design Takes Shape

As The Austonian approaches the halfway point of construction, it seems only appropriate to introduce the architects responsible for designing Austin’s tallest building.  Houston-based Ziegler Cooper Architects made the short list of consideration because of their expertise in designing urban residential high-rise projects. Ziegler Cooper ultimately won the project with a graceful elliptical design that maximizes views and preserves the Capitol View Corridor.

Known for its high-rise residential projects, Ziegler Cooper has earned its place as one of Texas’ premier architecture firms, with projects represented in every major Texas metro area. Today The Austonian represents the firm’s tallest and most complex project under construction. Occupying only one-third of a city block (rare for a structure of this height) the building demands unique design and engineering features, including a complex pier system connecting the structure of the building with the bedrock below.  Now well beyond the subterranean construction phase and approaching the halfway point, Ziegler Cooper’s vision of Austin’s tallest building is becoming a reality.

 

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