Inside The Independent

A new look inside the tallest building in Austin — and what it will offer

A new look inside Austin's tallest building — and what it will offer

The Independent jenga tower downtown Austin skyline landscape
This aerial shot provides a south-facing look of the tower. Photo courtesy of The Independent
The Independent jenga tower downtown Austin interior living room rendering
Residential units at The Independent are selling fast.
The Independent jenga tower downtown Austin 9th floor club room rendering
The ninth floor is dedicated to amenities for residents, including this club room. Photo courtesy of The Independent
The Independent jenga tower downtown Austin 34th floor lounge rendering
An exclusive 34th floor "owner's club room" provides residents with a luxe lounge area. Photo courtesy of The Independent
The Independent jenga tower downtown Austin lobby rendering
The lobby opens to the corner of West Third Street and West Avenue. Photo courtesy of The Independent
The Independent jenga tower downtown Austin skyline landscape
The Independent jenga tower downtown Austin interior living room rendering
The Independent jenga tower downtown Austin 9th floor club room rendering
The Independent jenga tower downtown Austin 34th floor lounge rendering
The Independent jenga tower downtown Austin lobby rendering

The tallest building in Austin is still two years from completion, but a batch of renderings revealed Thursday offers a taste of the luxury living that awaits.

The Independent has released new renderings of the anticipated development, which broke ground earlier this year at the corner of Third Street and West Avenue. At 58 stories tall, it will be the tallest tower in Austin — and the tallest residential structure west of the Mississippi River — and now we know what to expect of the lobby, club rooms, and residential units. 

The mixed-use development will house 370 units ranging from 756-square-foot one bedrooms to four-bedroom condos, all of which boast quartz countertops, wide-plank hardwood floors, marble bathrooms, and floor-to-ceiling windows. 

Two floors of The Independent — the ninth and 34th — will be dedicated to amenities. Renderings showcase the ninth floor club room and exclusive 34th floor "owner's club room." Other amenities on the ninth floor include a deck with infinity heated pool, dog lounge and park, and children's play area; the 34th floor will feature a theater, fitness center, yoga/barre studio, board room, wine bar, chef's kitchen, and private dining room.

And, as one would expect from the tallest building in the city, The Independent promises breathtaking views of Austin, from Lady Bird Lake to the Capitol. Those views come at a cost — prices range from $400,000 to over $3 million — and people are willing to pay. More than half of the units are under contract, and only a few one-bedroom options remain.

The Independent is 20 percent complete and on target for a 2018 debut.