‘Canopy’ walkway connecting Fairmont Austin hotel to Austin Convention Center to be unveiled today

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Designs for the latest in a trend of sky bridges being built in Austin are set to be unveiled today.

The under-construction Fairmont Austin, 101 Red River St., Austin, will feature the 33-foot elevated “canopy walk” connecting the hotel with the Austin Convention Center. The $6 million project will be constructed by mid-May, according to a news release. Details will be revealed at a Real Estate Council of Austin luncheon on Waller Creek today.

The walkway will enable Fairmont Austin hotel guests and the public to catch a glimpse of Waller Creek while traveling to and from the second level of the convention center.

Renderings of the sky bridge feature an open-air, winding path over Waller Creek.

The $370 million, 1,048-room Fairmont Austin is expected to be the largest hotel in Austin when it is fully built next year.

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The San Marcos | Buda | Kyle edition reporter since 2013, JJ reports on business, education, city government and other topics of community interest. The Laredo, Texas native has worked for various news outlets since graduating from the University of Texas in 2009. As the reporter for Kyle and Buda, he aims to be a go-to news source in the budding municipalities.

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