The Austonian
The Austonian is a residential skyscraper in Downtown Austin, Texas. At 683 feet (208 m) tall with 56 floors, the building is the tallest in Austin, overtaking the 360 Condominiums. The tower is also the tallest all-residential building in the state of Texas and Texas' tallest building outside of Dallas and Houston. Also, it is the tallest all residential building west of the Mississippi. The 53rd floor was taller than the previous tallest, 360 Condominiums. The building opened in June of 2010.

History
The Austonian was originally proposed in 2006 as a $200 million 700 ft (213 m) tall building by Benchmark Land Development and part of a construction boom during the time. Eventually, the building was pushed down to 683 ft (208 m) in 2007. The building started has its groundbreaking ceremony on August 31, 2007. Soon after on June 4, 2009, the 47th floor of the Austonian was poured, meaning the Austonian overtook the Frost Bank Tower to become the 2nd tallest building in Austin, Texas. On July 1, 2009, The Austonian defeated 360 Condominiums to become the tallest building in Austin. Eventually, the building finished the exterior in 2010, a period of almost 2 years since its groundbreaking.

Trivia
The proper name for a resident of Austin is "Austinite."

Preceded by Austin 360 Condominiums Tower Tallest building in Austin 2009–present 208 m Succeeded by Present

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