Until recently, few high-rise buildings were allowed construction in the downtown Austin office space. However, the past decade has seen many high-rise office buildings come to be.

Downtown Austin is famous for being unique yet refined. As a resident of Austin, you will not miss to notice the fun times and events on 6 th street, scenic Lady Bird lake hike and bike trail, and the grandeur of hill country. Here are the top five high rise office buildings to lease office space in downtown Austin.

1. Frost Bank

The distinctive pyramidal crown makes Frost Bank Tower one of Austin’s most recognized architectural design. It’s silver blue color glass façade blends in with the blue sky on a clear day. Over 200,000 square feet of glass was used in the façade of the tower. The building is also virtually column free.

With it’s prime location on Congress Avenue, the 33-story class A tower features a variety of first class amenities, and an elite tenant list.

2. One American Center

Built in 1984, this class A building is 32-stories high. One American Center is conveniently situated in the heart of Austin’s vibrant central business district – at the intersection of Sixth Street and Congress Avenue.

It’s stunning 6-story atrium face’s Congress Avenue. The building’s stair-step design adds a distinctive feature to downtown Austin’s skyline.

Tenants can drive to Downtown Capital Metro Rail Line in five minutes, and the airport in 21 minutes. The state Capital Complex and Federal Court house are within walking distance.

3. Colorado Tower

This 30-story building sits atop a pedestal garage structure. It was officially opened in December 2014.The building was designed and constructed to have minimal impact on the environment, by making use of locally sourced materials.

As the gateway to the historic Warehouse District, Colorado Towers offers direct access to some of the city’s finest dining, entertainment, theatrical and residential establishments.

4. One Eleven Congress

The stair-stepped pyramid design building, with dramatic blue neon accent lighting is one of Austin’s most recognizable office towers. Situated at the corner of Cesar Chavez Street and Congress Avenue, the 30-story office building has a breathtaking view of the State Capital, Town lake and Texas Hill country.

One Eleven Congress is strategically located at one of Austin’s most recognizable central intersections that give tenants easy access to highway 1-35,Mopac and Austin-Bergstorm airport. The Metrorail is three blocks away.

One of Austin’s unique outdoor spaces is within the building itself. Below street level is a sunken on-acre plaza that consists of open green spaces, oak trees, waterfalls, and a seating area.

5. 300 West Sixth

This architectural masterpiece straddles the major dining, and entertainment districts in downtown Austin. Built in in 2001, the 23-story 300 West Sixth building is the tallest building in Austin without aircraft warning lights.

Tenants get to enjoy optimal work spaces in an unparralled location. The wide windows add a panoramic view of the lady bird lake, Texas Hill country and the Texas State Capital Complex. The building is within reach of two vibrant entertainment districts, and the best amenities the city has to offer.

As is common with big cities, downtown traffic can be heavier than other parts of Austin. The close proximity of amenities such as the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Austin-BergstromInternational is a plus to any business planning to relocate.

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