It's been amazing to watch the growth in downtown Austin since I moved here in 1988. There are approximately 1200 new condo units that are coming online in the next 2-3 years.
When I was a kid, we used to drive through Austin from Dallas on the way to see my grandmother, who lived in Corpus Christi. I remember looking over and seeing the state Capitol building, which was by far the tallest structure at the time. Now, it is dwarfed by several buildings, and they are only getting taller. The Frost Bank building is currently the tallest at 33 stories, but there are plans now to build a 44 story AND a 55 story building, both of which are primarily residential.
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