Crane Watch: Westin Austin Downtown (PHOTOS)

January 11, 2014 by Editor

This weekend crews are assembling the tower crane for the Westin Austin Downtown at the corner of 5th Street and San Jacinto. Check out these photos from Saturday afternoon:

As shown on the traffic control plan below, 5th Street will be closed between San Jacinto and Trinity this weekend while the crane is being erected.


Construction started on the 340+ room hotel last August. The 17-story hotel is slated to be completed in Spring 2015.

Read more about Austin’s Hotel Boom in our recent story here. What do you think of all the new hotels popping up in downtown Austin? Leave your comments below.

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Kelly D. is a local engineering and construction professional and the editor of In his day job, he is currently overseeing several construction projects across greater Austin. His postings on this site are his own and do not represent his employer's positions, strategies, or opinions. You can reach him at [email protected]