The Independent

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Height: Architectural 211.5 m / 694 ft
Height: Occupied 190.8 m / 626 ft
Height: To Tip 211.5 m / 694 ft
Floors Above Ground 58
# of Elevators 5
Top Elevator Speed 5.08 m/s
Tower GFA 93,089 m² / 1,002,002 ft²
# of Apartments 363
# of Parking Spaces 717


Official Name The Independent
Other Names Jenga Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City Austin
Street Address & Map 301 West Avenue
Postal Code 78701
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Energy Label LEED Gold Targeted
Proposed 2014
Construction Start 2016
Completion 2019
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Regional Ranking #202 Tallest in North America
City Ranking #1 Tallest in Austin

Companies Involved

Developer Aspen Heights; CIM Group; Constructive Ventures Inc.
Design Rhode Partners
Structural Engineer
Design LAM+DCI Engineers
MEP Engineer
Design GarzaEMC
Main Contractor Balfour Beatty Inc.
Other Consultant
• Acoustics Dickensheets Design Associates
• Civil Urban Design Group
• Commissioning Jasmine Engineering, Inc.
Façade Building Exterior Solutions
• Geotechnical Terracon
• Interiors Rhode Partners
• Landscape Studio Balcones
• LEED Adaptive & Efficient Design Services, LLC
• Lighting Scott Oldner Lighting Design, LLC
• Urban Planner McCann Adams Studio
• Vertical Transportation Lerch Bates
• Wind Windtech Consultants Pty Ltd
Material Supplier
• Electrical BEGA Gantenbrink-Leuchten KG; Flos Artemede; Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.; Paulsen
• Flooring Arizona Tile, L.L.C.; Armstrong Flooring Inc.; Bolon; Burke Industries Inc.; Emser Tile; Interceramic, Inc.; J&J Flooring Group LLC; Mohawk Industries; Porcelanosa; Shaw Industries Group, Inc.
• Hardware Falcon; IVES; Reese; Schlage; Von Duprin
• Paint/Coating Sherwin Williams
• Plumbing Kohler
• Solar Panels Freedom Solar LLC

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Study Examines Tallest Buildings with Dampers
22 Aug 2018 – CTBUH Research

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2019
12 Dec 2019 – CTBUH Research

Research Papers

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2019
12 Dec 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2020 Issue I

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