This gallery contains skyline photos and panoramas from Austin, Texas, and the downtown area which are available for licensing or as prints.
Austin, Texas, is home to over 1 million people. The capital city is the 11th largest in the United States. It is also one of the fastest growing areas in the country. In the recent past, the Austin skyline has been fairly spread out. One of the restrictions for growth in the downtown area protects views of the state capitol from various vantage points, and these sight lines are called the Capitol View Corridor. However, recently, many new high rises have been constructed.
The Austonian was once the tallest building in Austin, measuring in at 683 feet and 56 stories high. However, it was replaced by the Independent (locally known as the Jenga building) at 694'. And the Jenga will be replaced soon by the Sixth & Guadalupe building at 875'. The Google Building (the Sailboat Skyscraper) is the newest highrise along Lady Bird Lake, shaped in a sailboat shape in order to accommodate building codes. After these three, the 360 Condos come in at 581 feet and 44 floors. One of the most recognizable buildings in the city is the Frost Bank Tower, which measures as the 3rd tallest at 515 feet. Other prominent high rises include One Congress Plaza and One American Center. The Austin city hall has also been redesigned and displays modern architecture as it sits along the shores of Lady Bird Lake. The downtown area does press up against this man-made reservoir and offers the residents of the downtown housing a place to enjoy the outdoors.
I've been fortunate to photograph this Central Texas city from many of the highrise residences, including the Austonian, the Springs Condos, the 360 Condos, the Hyatt Hotel on Lady Bird Lake, and the Milago. The images and panoramas from these perspectives are found in this gallery. For another unique perspective of the downtown area, please visit my Aerial Images of Austin Gallery.