The Independent set to become Austin's tallest building in 2018

The Independent is set to become Austin's tallest building.

The Independent is set to become Austin's tallest building.

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The Independent
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The Independent set to become Austin's tallest building in 2018

What We Reported


Expected to become Austin’s tallest building, The Independent will be 58 stories high when it is completed. Ground was broken on the building in 2016. At this time last year, crews had poured concrete at Level 9, one of two floors devoted to amenities, which include a swimming pool.

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Construction is underway on the 46th floor of the building, and more than 70 percent of the units are under contract.

What’s Next


Residences are expected to open in late 2018. The units that are still available range from $600,000 to $3.5 million. In August, Lynd Development Partners announced plans to build an 850-foot-tall building at 600 Guadalupe St., Austin. The proposed building, if constructed, would eclipse The Independent.

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By Emma Freer
Emma Freer began covering Central Austin for Community Impact Newspaper in 2017. Her beat includes the Travis County Commissioners Court and local business news. She graduated from Columbia Journalism School in 2017.