Block 185 facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBlock 185
Block 185 under construction in May 2020
|Alternative names||601 W. 2nd St.|
|Address||601 W. 2nd St.|
|Town or city||Austin|
|Groundbreaking||January 16th, 2019|
|Estimated completion||Q2 2022|
|Height||594 ft. (181m)|
|Floor area||719,470 sq. ft.|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Pelli Clarke Pelli|
|Architecture firm||STG Design|
Block 185 is an under construction office skyscraper located at 601 W. 2nd St. in Downtown Austin, Texas. Upon completion in 2021, the tower will be the fourth tallest in Austin at 594 feet. Block 185 will be the tallest office tower in Texas outside of Houston or Dallas. As of June 25, 2019, public renderings of the tower’s architecture have been advertised at the construction site. Block 185 is in Austin’s Second Street District, bound to the west by the Shoal Creek Walk, to the east by Congress Avenue, to the north by Fourth Street and to the south by Lady Bird Lake. The tower is located on the final parcel of the former Green Water Treatment Plant.
After many years of planning, along with many design changes increasing and decreasing in height, Block 185 started construction on January 16, 2019. Even after the groundbreaking, the tenants of the tower had not yet been announced. On January 31, Brandywine announced that Google would lease the entire building. The Austin-American Statesman released the first renderings the same day.
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