an even higher supertall for austin: HKS designs tallest skyscraper in texas

an even higher supertall for austin: HKS designs tallest skyscraper in texas

wilson tower will rise 1,035 over austin


Austin continues to reach new heights with the HKS-designed Wilson Tower, a soaring project which has just been announced as the city’s latest supertall. The 80-story skyscraper will rise 1,035 feet above the city — thirteen feet taller than the Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed Waterline Tower which was expected to become the city’s tallest tower when it was revealed this past September.


The architecture, with interior design by Britt Design Group, has been revealed by Austin-based real estate developer Wilson Capital. The tower will host residential programming and will be located at 410 East 5th Street — right in the heart of downtown Austin near the vibrant 6th Street district, the Austin Convention Center, and CapMetro’s new Downtown Light Rail Station. Wilson Tower is expected to break ground in the summer of 2023.

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inside the hks-designed skyscraper


Designed by HKS, the Wilson Tower will introduce 450 dwellings — ranging from studios to three and four-bedroom penthouses — to the rapidly growing city of Austin. These homes will feature interiors by Britt Design Group, and will offer sophisticated, hotel-like amenities. In addition to unobstructed skyline views, a signature ground floor restaurant and bar, an activated streetscape, the building will offer valet, plus four full floors of amenities.


The luxury building’s amenities will include an expansive pool deck with food and beverage service, full-service fitness and wellness center, resident cocktail lounge and movie theater, co-working spaces, and a floor dedicated to pets, outfitted with a pet playroom, grooming center, and dog run.

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We are proud to be part of the redevelopment of East 5th Street – being a native Austinite, it has been a journey to watch the evolution of the city over the last decade,’ says Taylor Wilson, Wilson Capital.We believe it is important to add intentionally designed density along the city’s transit corridors to accommodate the unprecedented level of population growth Austin is experiencing. We are passionate about making a meaningful contribution to the city we call home.’

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Our vision for Wilson Tower is to set a new bar in skyscraper residences for Austin that we believe will foster creativity and social connection,’ said Brad Wilkins, Principal and Design Director for HKS Austin. ‘Along with welcoming outdoor terraces and gardens, the tower itself is wrapped in a brise soleil that offers protection from the hot Texas sun and wind while also providing structural strength. This brise soleil gives the building uniquely shaded and comfortable outdoor living spaces on every level.’

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the tower is wrapped in a brise soleil to shelter from the hot Texas sun

an even higher supertall for austin: HKS designs tallest skyscraper in texasthe redevelopment project will transform a 0.8-acre site spanning a half-city block

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