Second Set Of Glass Panels Fall From W Hotel

Second Set Of Glass Panels Fall From W Hotel

The Statesman reports that more glass panels fell from downtown Austin’s W Hotel.  Fortunately, nobody was hurt.   This is the second incident of falling glass panels this month.  In the photo below, it appears there are panels missing from three floors.

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W Hotel Austin Construction Time Lapse

Last year we discovered a time lapse of downtown Austin’s W Hotel construction. We just got a note from its creator Jose Lozano that it is finished. This is really cool. The W should consider how to incorporate this into their marketing.

Thanks, Jose!

W Hotel Residences Sneak Peek

W Hotel Residences Sneak Peek

from the vantage point of the pool deck

Members of the DANA were provided with a backstage pass to downtown Austin’s W Hotel Residences. We’ve always admired the sleek monolithic design of the building, and even through the construction dust you can envision the interior will make a similar impact.

DANA members on the 37th floor of W Hotel Residences

The contractor is expected to hand the keys over to the hotel portion in September/October. The doors won’t be open, but that should be the time when the hotel can begin to furnish everything. The Austin City Limits venue and residential condos will be ready in Q1 of 2011.

The most significant milestone will be the removal of the street barriers mid-summer! This is great news for any resident or retailer in the 2nd Street District.

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mezzanine level seating for the Austin City Limits venue

W Austin Residences City Views

W Austin Residences City Views

Photo by BOKA Powell

Austin’s W Hotel’s monolithic gray & glass facade is arguably the sleekest and sexiest of the luxury bunch.  DAB headed to the W Austin’s “topping off” party last night with hopes of snapping some view photos.  Unfortunately, by the time the fire marshal allowed guests into the structure the sun had already set.  Apologies for the dark photos, but you can still get a sense for the night time views from the 31st floor, including the new illumination on the Austonian.  A few other downtown pics included from earlier in the day.

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Time Lapse Video: Downtown Austin W Hotel Construction

We have Jose Lozano from SkyscrperPage to thank for this awesome time lapse video of the construction of Austin’s W Hotel and Residences in the 2nd Street District.