Austin, Texas to get tallest apartment building outside NYC

Bless their heart — Texas is fixin’ to rival New York City’s skyline. 

The Lone Star State — where everything is bigger — is looking to erect a superlative-worthy skyscraper set to measure among the tallest in the US. 

This month, developer Wilson Capital announced plans to break ground on an 80-story, 1,035-foot supertall in the city of Austin. No budget is yet available to the public and the building, set to be named Wilson Tower, has not yet completed the permitting process. But, should it be constructed, the team behind it says it’d be America’s tallest residential address beyond the boroughs of New York City, according to CNN.

The aim of Wilson Tower, however, is not to be a near-record holder.

“We didn’t set out to be the tallest … That was really just the result of doing the best design possible,” Brad Wilkins of Austin-based architecture firm, and Wilson Tower designer, HKS told the outlet. “There’s something special about vertical neighborhoods, because it’s a way of living that brings people closer together.” 

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