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A neck and neck race: Which stories tied as Austin's hottest 2012 design developments

A neck and neck race: Which stories tied as Austin's hottest 2012 design developments

Wow, the race for the hottest design happening Austin saw in 2012 was neck and neck until the very end.

From a massive public redesign that will impact the face of the city to a rocker's home and Sixth Street's popular beer garden, you voted in droves to determine them all equally important.

Inching ahead with just a 1% majority vote is Easy Tiger with its Wes Anderson inspired decor conceptualized by Veronica Koltuniak at 20%

Shearwater's Thor Harris' hand-built house tied with the international Waller Creek design-off to take second place at 19% of the vote each.

Domy's super-collaboration came in at 17%, while H&M's opening took home 14% of the votes and Block 21's worldwide recognition scraped by with 8%.

Our readers' involvement in this poll and the strong, varied opinions surrounding it prove to us that Austin is very forward-looking in its development and confident in its creative identity.

Check out the next year-end poll coming down the pipeline: CultureMap's top stories of 2012.