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5 Fifty Five

5 fifty five residence

Another unique building in Austin, Texas The 5 Fifty Five is a residential building on top of a hotel.  The architecture is both contemporary and timeless.  First we will talk about the residential building and in the next article I will talk a little about the hotel.  The residents of the 5 Fifty Five live a truly luxurious lifestyle with the elite services and amenities offered.

5 fifty five kitchen

The 99 residential suites feature beautiful interiors, gourmet kitchens and the finest finishes. 

5 fifty five kitchen

The 5 Fifty Five offers the top 99 condo units above the downtown Hilton. The suites range in a variety of one-, two-, and three-bedroom designs ranging from approximately eight hundred to over five thousand square feet.  Private residence elevators and a separate resident parking garage area. The private resident lobby…spacious yet intimate, with striking finishes and plush, intimate seating. State-of-the-art concierge desk. The exclusive staff includes twenty-four hour lobby attendant, concierge, porter, hospitality officer, and housekeeping coordination. 

5 fifty five balcony

The properties offer fantastic panorama views of Town Lake & Hill Country.  Private balconies at every residence, floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows, dramatic, high ceilings, kitchens featuring maple cabinetry, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances with gas cooking, recessed lighting, elegant travertine stone bathrooms, hardwood floors.  The 5 Fifty Five is located on 5th St. across from the Austin Convention Center.

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Austin 360 Condominiums Tower

Another great building we need to talk about from Austin, Texas is  The Austin 360 Condominiums Tower which as of this post is the Tallest building in Austin Texas and the tallest Residential Building in Texas.  This residential skyscraper is located at 360 Nueces Street, in Austin, Texas, United States of America.  The Austin 360 Condominiums Tower stands at 563 feet tall and contains 44 floors.  

 Austin 360 Condominiums

The residential units in the Austin 360 Condominiums Tower features a lighted glass spire facing Town Lake, street-level retail, large balconies for each unit, limestone accents at street level and decorative metal panels created by local Austin artists. Inside, each unit includes floor-to-ceiling glass walls, kitchens with granite and stainless steel finishes, tall ceiling heights, high-speed Internet access, TV monitors in elevators, 24-hour concierge services and a prominent lobby featuring a virtual art gallery that digitally displays art on lobby plasma screens.  The Austin 360 Condominiums Tower was completed on May 22nd, 2008 and was named Tallest building in Austin Texas as of June 2008 surpassing Frost Bank Tower.

Austin 360 Condominiums

Few Facts

The name "360" was inspired by Austin’s history of having "360" in the names of many things such as Loop 360, the Pennybacker Bridge, which is also known as the Loop 360 Bridge. The name was also given to the building for the 360 degree views that the building will have of downtown.

Austin 360 Condominiums

The building has 13,500 square feet of street level retail.

The building has a terrace level above the 17th floor at 174 feet 2 inches above the street. The podium level, which contains the swimming pool and sundeck above the 8th floor, will be 87 feet 6 inches above the street.

The building is the tallest all residential building in Texas, surpassing Mercantile Building in Dallas.

Austin 360 Condominiums

The final section of the spire was hoisted into place at 9:18 AM CST on January 15, 2008.

Surpassed the Frost Bank Tower to become the tallest building in Austin. The building is also one of only two in the city that is not on Congress Avenue to hold the title of tallest in the city.

Austin 360 Condominiums

The other was the Dobie Center.The 44-story, 432-unit glass tower in downtown Austin The Austin 360 Condominiums’ resort style amenity deck features a full-sized pool and an outdoor living room that includes a fireplace, cabanas and outdoor grills. An upscale fitness center includes advanced cardio equipment with West Austin views and a social center that includes a kitchen, Internet kiosks, and an entertainment area featuring plasma screen TVs and lush landscaping.

 

Austin 360 Condominiums

 

 

Companies involved in this Building*  
architect: Preston Partnership, LLC
Austin 360 Condominiums Tower 1
Other firms: Novare Group, Andrews Urban LLC, J.E. Dunn Construction, Echelon Engineering, LLC, Jordan & Skala Engineers, Inc., Doucet & Associates, Terracon Consulting Engineers & Scientists, Prudential Life Insurance CO., Wachovia Bank.

Austin 360 Condominiums

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