Downtown Construction Update: September 2016 (17 PHOTOS)

September 5, 2016 by Editor

One of the most popular features on BuildingATX is our periodic photo update featuring some of the major projects under construction in downtown Austin. There are lots of projects underway to be excited about — here’s a snapshot of what’s happening downtown as of September 2016:

Central Library Austin construction downtown
The new Central Library is scheduled to be substantially complete in November.
5th West Austin construction
The 5th & West building is chugging along, but has not yet risen above ground level.
Shoal Creek Walk construction Austin
The same goes for Shoal Creek Walk, although it looks like that will be changing soon.
Shoal Creek 2nd Street Bridge construction Austin
A look westward down 2nd Street over the new bridge across Shoal Creek…
… and another look eastward. Just beyond the bridge are 500 West 2nd (Google tower) on the left, and Northshore on the right.
Hotel ZaZa Gables downtown Austin construction Gilbane
Site prep is still creeping along at the Hotel ZaZa/Gables Residential site. Recently completer 5th+Colorado office building is in the background.
Aloft Element downtown Austin construction DPR
A dual-branded Aloft and Element hotel tower at 7th and Congress is really starting to make an impact on the skyline.
Contemporary Austin Moody Rooftop downtown construction
The new Moody Rooftop at The Contemporary Austin is scheduled to open in November.
UT System Austin building headquarters construction
The new headquarters office building for the University of Texas System has topped out and the glass facade is nearly complete.
Austin Proper hotel downtown construction
An official groundbreaking for the Austin Proper has not yet taken place, but sitework and foundations are indeed underway.
Austin Music Hall demolition construction
Austin Music Hall will soon be demolished to make way for the Third+Shoal office tower. Construction fencing went up this week.
The Riley Austin downtown construction
A new event space called The Riley is rising at the corner of 4th and Lavaca.
2nd Street Bridge Library Austin construction
Another look at the 2nd Street Bridge, with the front entrance of the new Central Library in the foreground.
Celias Court downtown Austin condos construction
Celia’s Court condos at 10th & Nueces is set to open in early 2017.
TSTA Austin Westview
The Texas State Teachers Association (TSTA) will soon transform their headquarters at 316 W. 12th Street into a new office complex called Westview.
Travis County Ronnie Earle Building construction Austin
Travis County’s new Ronnie Earle Building is well underway. It’s a $40 Million office building at 11th & San Antonio that will include courtrooms, prosecutors’ offices, and retail space.
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Written by Editor

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]