Austin skyscraper adds spire
Austin's skyline just changed dramatically after a downtown skyscraper completed a spire the building's developers are calling a "lighted crown."
The 170-foot tall architectural spire will sit atop the Fairmont Austin, bringing the total height of the building to 590 feet -- making it Austin's second highest building.
The new crown can be lit any color, or an array of colors.
“The hotel sits at Cesar Chavez and I-35, a key point of entry to downtown Austin. The spire stands atop the building as a beacon, marking that place -- welcoming visitors to Austin,” said Pete Chalfant, the project manager leading this development.
Currently, Austin tallest building is the Austonian at 683 feet.