The southern city recently voted as the No. 1 place to live in America making it the third time in a row – based on the quality of life, affordability, job prospect is the fastest-growing large city in the US. Widely regarded as the home of startups, technology, and manufacturing, the city has a rich culture and art, a vibrant music scene, splendid cuisine, and stunning landmark locations. With great sightseeing attractions such as Mount Bonnell, Zilker Park, and annual festivals to celebrate the rich culture of the city, Austin is home to a variety of genres of music with more than 100 live music venues in the city.
Planning to visit the welcoming city of Austin, here’s a list of some landmark locations to visit.
Top 4 Austin Landmarks:
1. Frost Bank Tower
Built-in 2004, the skyscraper which stands at 157m (515 feet) is the fifth tallest building in Austin. With 525,000 sq ft of leasable space, the tower was the first high-rise building to be constructed in the United States after the 9/11 attacks.
Located on 401 Congress Avenue, the 33-floor tower carries the highest logo in the city at 128m (420 feet) is one of the most recognizable buildings along the Austin skyline. The tower contains world-class amenities such as a state-of-the-art telecommunications system, fully-equipped fitness center, conference facilities, building concierge, 24-hour card key access, tenant-controlled HVAC and is host to Frost Bank, Ernst & Young, Morgan Stanley.
The majestic tower sits strategically in modern-day Austin as a signature tower and centerpiece in the skyline with its matching height and lightning that covers the crown and is one of only two places in the world with a blue Low-E glass skin.
2. St. Mary’s Cathedral
Dating back to the 1850s, the cathedral is the cathedral parish of the Catholic Diocese of Austin. Originally named St. Patrick’s, the parish was built of locally quarried limestone before being remodeled due to the increase in German Catholics.
Situated on 203 E. 10th St. Austin, TX 78701, the stunning design of the architectural features of the cathedral which was designed by Irish-born architect Nicholas J. Clayton evokes nature with the cathedral’s bell one of the largest in the state of Texas.
The annual Christmas Concert held by the Celtic Cultural Center of Texas to highlight traditional Irish and Scottish roots brings together people from all over the world with the show having a total sell-out every year.
3. Texas State Capitol Building
The Texas State Capitol, the seat of government of the state of Texas required 6 years to finally be completed in 1888. Spanning 92.24 m (302.64 feet), the building is the sixth tallest state capitol and houses the offices and chambers of the Texas legislature as well as the Governor of Texas.
Built-in an Italian Renaissance Revival style and modeled on the design of the United States Capitol, the building contains 360,000 sq ft of floor space, more than any other state capitol building, and has nearly 400 rooms and more than 900 windows.
Located on 1800 Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78701, the state capitol building which was ranked 92nd in the 2007 “America’s Favorite Architecture” commissioned by the American Institute of Architects was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.
Upon renovation, a four-story underground capitol extension was built which doubled the square footage of the capitol with the capitol building surrounded by statues and monuments such as the Heroes of the Alamo Monument and a granite monument of the Ten Commandments.
4. Music Scene
The city of Austin has long been known locally and internationally as a music hub with the city named “The Live Music Capital of the World” in 1991 by the city leaders because of the number of live music venues with the city hosting over 100 live music performances at times on the same night.
Austin is renowned for its different genres of music including blues, jazz, new wave, punk, and visitors and Austinites may notice the 10-foot guitars standing on the sides of the city’s streets. In 2006, Gibson Guitar brought Guitar Town to Austin, placing 35 giant guitars around the city.
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