Formidable Google Tower in Austin Takes Shape

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

Two years ago Google announced they were constructing a tower on the entire block of 185 in Downtown Austin. They have made significant headway on this 589 foot, sail shaped structure as seen by this drone video taken by the Austonia, a free "get connected to your city" news source. It appears to be on track for completion in 2023.

This 35 story tower across Shoal Creek is slated to be completed by 2023. Approximately 5,000 people can occupy the 793,000 square feet of office space. It’s stated there will be 1,327 parking spaces on the lower floors with some underground.

Of course there will be a fitness center, lounges, recreation area, kitchen and dining area, conference centers and a bar; all the perks expected by the high tech company. The building will house retail businesses on the ground floor with lobby access to the 2nd Street retail and entertainment district.

You can also expect, Austin style, to find outside the building a plaza along Shoal Creek featuring bicycle and pedestrian access connecting to West Cesar Chavez and West 2nd Street.

I've been in Austin since 1981 so the landscape of downtown Austin has been forever changing. Watching the evolution of Austin still takes my breath away.

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Comments (12)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Dorie - it appears the landscape/cityscape of Austin continues to change.  Your city remains one of those bucket list places to visit for me.  

Feb 08, 2021 06:53 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Dorie,

Amazing news, you certainly have seen changes in Austin will all the people who have moved there.  Happy Monday!  A

Feb 08, 2021 07:39 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Good morning Dorie,
The Google Tower will be quite an attractive addition to the downtown landscape of Austin.  Austin is a happening place!

Feb 08, 2021 07:50 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Wow. Thanks for sharing this information.

This is an impressive addition for your downtown area.

Feb 08, 2021 08:32 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

When completed it will certainly add to that impressive skyline of downtown Austin

Feb 08, 2021 08:38 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Dorie and what a great attraction in 2023 for visitors to come see in Austin.  Thanks for sharing.

 

Feb 08, 2021 09:31 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Dorie- Austin is definitely growing and changing.  It has to be an exciting time. 

Feb 08, 2021 10:19 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie that is a lot of jobs that will be added very soon.

Feb 08, 2021 11:06 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Dorie Dillard Austin TX - this will certain continue to fuel the housing market in Austin.

Feb 08, 2021 11:48 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Dorie

Looking forward to the finished project.  Be sure and take photos of the inside to share, but I already know you will

Feb 09, 2021 12:47 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

A friend of mine was talking to me about this sort of thing the other day and it had never crossed my mind before.  He was talking about all of the big cities have some sort of outstanding building in the downtown area, but Phoenix doesn't really have it.

Feb 09, 2021 05:18 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I am hopeful that we will be able to come back to Austin some day for the KW megacamp - I look forward to seeing this building and all of Austin - I guess this building is close to the Convention Center?

Feb 09, 2021 05:32 AM