Proposed towers possibly Austin's tallest buildings


by SHELTON GREEN / KVUE News and Photojournalist DATHAN HULL

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Posted on May 2, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Updated Thursday, May 2 at 10:21 PM

AUSTIN – Austin's skyline continues to change over time as buildings get larger and taller over the years.

The proposed Waller Center could be a downtown game changer.

Local developers with the Sutton Company released an architect’s renderings Thursday of what three towers called the Waller Center could look like.

Wally Scott with the Sutton Company told KVUE News that designers will have more than 1 million square feet to work with on 2.9 acres off of Cesar Chavez and Rainey Street across the street from Iron Works BBQ.

That could mean more than 60-storeys in one of the towers which will be a mixture of retail, office and residential space.

Scott says the artist renderings are not what the final project will look like. That he says will depend on who moves in and how much space they need.

The Waller Center will be an addition to the multi-million dollar Waller Creek improvement project.

Scott says once the Waller Center is completed it will remind visitors of the Riverwalk in San Antonio.

With city approval construction could begin in mid 2014 and take a year and a half to complete.