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Nice. It reminds me of Harborside in Jersey City.
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^The swinging couches in this photo look way over the top. That being said, does anyone know where I can buy one?
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90 percent of units already spoken for at 58-story Austin tower
4:19 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2015 | Filed in: Business

In a sign of the strong demand for downtown living, a planned 58-story condominium tower has set what its developers say is a record for the most number of units reserved within a week’s time for a downtown Austin condominium project.

Prospective buyers have put down earnest money for 90 percent of the units — 336 of 370 — in The Independent, a high-rise that developers Constructive Ventures and Aspen Heights plan to build at the northeast corner of West Third Street and West Avenue.
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Independent Will Tower in Texas
New 58-story condo property in Austin will reach 685 feet in height


By MATT HUDGINS
Updated July 14, 2015 4:29 p.m. ET

AUSTIN, Texas—Locals here like to say that everything is bigger in Texas, and that will certainly apply to the state capital’s newest planned residential tower. At 685 feet in height, the 58-story building, named the Independent, is slated to be the tallest predominantly residential building west of the Mississippi River.

Aside from its height, the Independent illustrates a notable change in the Lone Star state: a shift away from a long-standing tradition of residents and developers embracing the wide open spaces with sprawl construction and spacious homes. By contrast, the Independent will stack nearly a million square feet of space in 370 condominiums and a smattering of ground-floor retail onto a mere 1.7-acre site.

Even more surprising, more than 90% of the condos have been reserved during the first week of presales even though construction won’t actually begin until later this year. A joint venture of Austin companies Constructive Ventures and Aspen Heights plans to announce financing details for the $300 million-plus project in the next few weeks, aiming for completion in 2018.
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Jenga-style downtown Austin tower reveals cost, construction dates
Aug 25, 2015, 11:44am CDT

State and city entities have received documents from the developers — a partnership between Constructive Ventures and Aspen Heights, both Austin-based companies. There is still no word about financing on the project, though multiple people close to the development have told me deep-pocketed financial partners are ready to sign on.

• The tower will cost about $145 million to build on the former site of the Austin Energy control center at 301 West Ave. Previous reports described the proposed development as valued at $300 million. The $145 million may be construction costs only.

• Documents filed with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation indicate that the owner is represented by Ryan Fetgatter, the vice president of development for Aspen Heights. Rhode Partners Inc. is the architect. According to those documents, construction will begin in January 2016 and be completed in May 2018.
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Financing confirmed for tower planned to be Austin’s tallest
10:41 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 | Filed in: Business

Los-Angeles-based CIM Group said today that it has joined The Independent — the planned residential tower slated to become Austin’s tallest building — as an investor and co-developer, setting the stage for construction work to begin in November on the project.

CIM, a real estate investment group with growing assets in the Austin market, will team with Aspen Heights and Constructive Ventures in developing the proposed 58-story tower at West Third Street and West Avenue.

The deal is anticipated to close in early November. Construction activity on the site will begin shortly thereafter, starting with the demolition of the former Austin Energy Control Center structure on the property, Lorenz said.
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Wow. Super jealous! That is cool as shit!
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I notice in the rendering they shortened the height of 5th & West. And what is the deal with that blue building (I've never seen it before) in the middle of Republic Square Park?? lol
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I notice in the rendering they shortened the height of 5th & West. And what is the deal with that blue building (I've never seen it before) in the middle of Republic Square Park?? lol
It kind of looks like one of the massings we saw for the county courthouse. Obviously in the wrong spot.
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That latest rendering is also the first time we're seeing a clear view of what the plaza from the Shoal Creek bridge over to West Ave will look like. It looks nice
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Jenga-style condo tower developers purchase downtown land; site work set to start

Dec 1, 2015, 11:19am CST

The Jenga-style high rise known as The Independent, which would bring an unconventional punctuation to the Austin skyline, appears to be set for construction with the announcement Tuesday that the developer has closed on the 1.7-acre parcel of land that had been owned by the city.

Based on the existing government agreement, development partners Constructive Ventures, Aspen Heights and CIM Group paid $14.5 million to the city for the site of the former Austin Energy Center at West Third Street and West Avenue — near the Seaholm and Green Water Treatment Plant redevelopments.

Demolition and site work are scheduled to begin this month. Construction financing has been secured, though no specifics about the source of that loan was disclosed.
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Groundbreaking is set for January 11 at 11:45 am.

http://www.kvue.com/story/life/2015/...onth/76646300/
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Construction on 'Jenga' tower set to start next month

AUSTIN -- Developers building The Independent, a 58-story condo building that resembles the game Jenga, have closed on a deal with the City of Austin to purchase an 1.7 acre lot at 3rd Street and West Avenue for $14.5 million.

Construction is set to start on the building in January 2016. Once complete, The Independent will take the title as Austin's tallest building and tallest residential tower west of the Mississippi. It's housed in the rapidly transforming Seaholm District.

Urbanspace was charged with selling the 374 condo units. Potential buyers reserved 90 percent of the units in just one week and it's easy to see why; in addition to the prime location, there are a lot of perks.
Facebook also had the building listed in their "trending stories" link at the top right today.
https://www.facebook.com/topic/Jenga...48768644927607

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