The Austonian is proud to announce that Caffé Medici, an espresso and coffee house, will open a new location in the ground floor retail space of The Austonian this winter. The Austonian location, will which be the coffee shop’s third, will occupy 2,200 square feet on Congress Avenue between Second and Third streets. The downtown location will offer coffee, tea, beer, wine and light snacks.
Read the full press release here and the story in the Austin Business Journalhere.
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After two years of construction, The Austonian opened its doors to residents this week.
A few of the perks of living in these high-rise luxury condominiums include 24/7 valet service; round-the-clock care from Austonian Assistants, who can provide personal concierge services; and access to over 40,000 square feet of space for dining, entertaining, relaxing and working out.
Located on Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, The Austonian residences offer views of the Texas State Capitol, The University of Texas, Lady Bird Lake and the surrounding Texas Hill Country.
A building dedication is planned for the fall. Read more about the opening of The Austonian here.
This week, a trio of sculptures by Austin-based artist Shawn Smith was installed on the 10th floor Lawn. A place where homeowners can relax, swim and entertain guests, The Lawn is home to native plants, trees and a reflecting pond.
The three stainless steel sculptures echo the movement of water in a pixilated 3D pattern.
The Austonian, which opens this June, has an art collection comprised of work by over 40 local and regional artists. Many of these works will be on display during the Women’s Symphony League Designer Showhouse on May 15-16, 2010. The Showhouse will be the first and last opportunity for the public to visit the building.
This week, construction continues on The Austonian in preparation for the WSL Showhouse on May 15-16 and the building opening this June.
In the 10th floor Lawn area, the saltwater pool is full and ready for swimming and lounging. Lined with 1-inch opalescent blue mosaic tiles, the pool is 3 feet 10 inches in depth and 75 feet long. Pool design elements include an in-water lounge area and eight foaming bubbler fountains. Adjacent to the pool is a saltwater spa that seats up to seven people.
The pool is surrounded by eight luxury cabanas and a reflecting pool with stainless-steel sculpture by local artist Shawn Smith. Two outdoor kitchens are located nearby.
Landscaping, stonework and furnishings in The Lawn area create distinct areas where residents may dine, take in the sun and relax. The area employs green landscape architecture principles including native plantings and irrigation with condensation harvested from the building’s central cooling system.
These smart features, paired with panoramic views of the Texas Capitol, Lady Bird Lake and the surrounding Hill Country, make The Austonian Lawn the finest pool area in Austin.
Next time you’re in the neighborhood, stop by and see the progress on the street level of The Austonian. Work at 2nd and Congress is over halfway finished, with granite pavers installed on 2nd Street, the majority of awnings and canopies installed and work on the historic façade along Second Street nearing completion.
The exterior of The Austonian’s tower is now 100 percent complete. Disassembly of the crane, which has been present for most of the course of construction of the luxury high-rise, was completed on Friday.
The construction team continues to work on finishing out the interior condo units and over 40,000 square feet of shared amenity areas. The Women’s Symphony League Showhouse 2010 will mark the opening of the building and move-ins will begin in June 2010.
This week the Austin American-Statesman ran a story about The Austonian and the milestones that the high-rise residential project will reach over the next six months. The tower exterior is complete and disassembly of the crane, which is no longer needed in construction, will take place for the next two weeks.
The New Year has arrived and we are excited to share major updates from The Austonian in downtown Austin. The glazing on the crown was completed in late December and the exterior of The Austonian tower is now complete.
The exterior hoists have been removed and all five of the internal elevators are in operation. The four passenger elevators travel at 1,000 feet per minute and the freight elevator travels at 800 feet per minute (more facts like this in The Austonian by the Numbers post from March 2009).