Crane Watch: JW Marriott Tower Crane

February 22, 2014 by Editor

The Austin skyline seems to be steadily gaining tower cranes lately as high-rise projects start construction, but it will lose one over the weekend. The second of three tower cranes is being removed today at the new JW Marriott construction site at 2nd & Congress.


Crews are using one tower crane to dismantle the other, as you can see in the photo above.

The JW Marriott team celebrated their “topping out” in late January, signifying that they have reached the final construction height. This means the third (and final) crane could be coming down soon as well.

via Marriott

The 1.2-million square foot hotel is slated to open on March 1, 2015.

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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]