Austin’s proposed HKS-designed supertall shrinks to 45 stories

At 80 stories tall, Austin’s proposed Wilson Tower was on track to be the tallest residential tower in the U.S. outside New York City, officially a supertall. This week, due to feedback from the City of Austin Design Commission and in response to the state of the real estate market, the tower’s gargantuan size has been pared down to 45 stories.

Plans for the tower were first unveiled in November, with HKS named as the architect and Wilson Capital the developer. The proposed building takes advantage of a city rule allowing denser development in downtown locations if public amenities are made available at street level. In its

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