KPF reveals design for Texas’s future new tallest tower, Waterline in Austin

While it might be lacking in some areas, Texas isn’t a state with a dearth of skyscrapers. Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin all sport appropriately big skylines, with two supertall-qualifying skyscrapers dotting Houston’s tower-packed horizon, both completed in the early 1980s: IM Pei & Partners’ 1,002-foot-tall JPMorgan Chase Tower (née the Texas Commerce Tower) and SOM’s 992-foot-tall Wells Fargo Plaza (originally Allied Bank Plaza).

JPMorgan Chase Tower and Houston, however, are slated to be stripped of their respective bragging rights of the Lone Star State’s tallest building and Texas city with the tallest building as construction work on a new supertall is now

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