One Congress Plaza, Austin

One Congress Plaza, Austin

One Eleven Congress, formerly known as One Congress Plaza, is a notable skyscraper located in the heart of Downtown Austin. This architectural landmark stands at a height of 397 feet (121 meters) and features 30 floors, ranking it as the 17th tallest building in the city. The structure is not only a part of Austin's skyline but also a testament to the city's growth, having been constructed in 1987 during Austin's boom in the 1970s and 1980s.

The building is distinguished by its unique design elements. It was designed by architect Victor A. Lundy, with interior design by Susman Tisdale Gayle Architects. The exterior of One Eleven Congress is striking, with a facade of red granite and bronze-tinted glass. Its step-like pyramid shape is a distinct feature, with the tops of each step illuminated by blue neon lighting, adding a vibrant touch to Austin's nighttime skyline. The lobby is equally impressive, adorned with a ceiling of patterned Burmese teak.

One Eleven Congress is not just a place of business but also a hub for communal activities. It features a sunken plaza that includes trees, a food hall, water features, and park benches. This plaza serves as a venue for the AMOA Art Show, blending urban architecture with cultural events.

One Eleven Congress is recognized as one of Austin's waterfront skyscrapers, adding to its allure and significance in the city's landscape.

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Sight Name: One Congress Plaza
Sight Location: Austin, USA (See walking tours in Austin)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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