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KevinFromTexas Oct 26, 2007 9:58 AM

AUSTIN | Ashton | 412 FT / 126 M | 36 FLOORS | T/O
Name: Altavida
Location: 101 Colorado Street
Height: 412 feet
Floors: 37
Use: Apartments and retail.
Units: 258
Completion: 2009
Official website:


KevinFromTexas Oct 26, 2007 10:22 AM

Photos from 10/19.
This building has taken a while to get above the street because they had to dig down 65 feet, 5 levels of parking. They also apparently have water to contend with thanks to the river which is just across the street. Now that it's just getting above street level, I thought I'd start a thread on it. The building is 412 feet tall, and with a very central location, is sure to make an impact on the skyline, especially from the south.

View from northwest at 2nd & Colorado Streets. Tower section is now 2 levels above the street.

The building will be quite close to its neighbor 100 Congress nextdoor, about 15 feet I guess.

A rare sight, a derrick crane in Austin.

View from the south across the river.

Some shots from June showing how tight the construction site is. When the shorter tower crane at the site points its boom towards the east, it is only about 6 feet from crashing into 100 Congress nextdoor.

TXLove Oct 28, 2007 3:52 AM

This will make a huge impact on the skyline especially from the south

priller Nov 4, 2007 1:42 PM

A few shots from 11/3:

Jdawgboy Nov 5, 2007 7:29 PM

its rising nicely now, I am excited about this project.

JACKinBeantown Nov 5, 2007 8:12 PM

Nice shots, Kevin.

LoneStarMike Nov 29, 2007 8:49 AM

Here's a couple of shots from November 27.

View from Frost Bank Garage

View from the south near Buford Tower

priller Jan 13, 2008 5:13 AM

Working on the 8th floor now on the tower portion:

And on the front portion they've got much of the 2nd level done:

KevinFromTexas Jan 13, 2008 9:03 PM

Looking good. Thanks for the update priller.

KevinFromTexas Jan 29, 2008 7:25 PM

Photos from 1/27.
Views from the south from the Long Center/Palmer Events Center parking garage on Sunday.

See more here.

The project has 2 cranes by the way. The third pictured here is across the street at The Austonian site. That project will eventually have cranes also.

tjh1 Jan 29, 2008 9:24 PM

This building is filling a nice gap. When heading up Congress the view of the skyline will be amazing with Altavida and the Austonian adding to the density of the direct west side of Congress Ave.

ATXboom Feb 29, 2008 6:41 PM

Website is up...

KevinFromTexas Mar 1, 2008 12:42 AM

Photos from 2/24

The tall tower crane on the left is for The Austonian.

Dale Mar 1, 2008 12:45 AM

Austonian is really scooting along too.

LoneStarMike Mar 24, 2008 2:39 AM

A couple of photos from March 22 taken from South Austin

KevinFromTexas Mar 24, 2008 7:17 AM

Nice. Were you able to find the other threads? I really liked your photo of The Monarch you took recently. There's also a thread for Legacy and the others.

shilli Mar 25, 2008 6:28 PM

Looks like they have some of the brick panels up and windows in now. I will try to get down there this weekend with a camera and take some pics.

ATXboom Apr 17, 2008 3:59 PM
Altavida building high life, one floor at a time

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Workers are pouring the 20th floor of the Altavida apartment project rising at 101 Colorado St.

The 36-story tower overlooking Lake Lady Bird is expected to open for its first tenants in May 2009.

Final construction is scheduled to wrap up in September 2009, said Ed Hamilton, a development partner in the southwest division of the Hanover Co.

The Houston-based firm is developing the project along with partner MetLife, which owns the adjacent 22-story office tower.

Altavida, which means 'high life' in Spanish, is planned to have 255 apartments, including three live-work units facing Cesar Chavez Street (shown in rendering, right).

The average size unit will be 1,500 square feet, with projected average rent of $3,300 a month, Hamilton said.

The tower's 36 stories include five levels of aboveground parking for its tenants. Another five levels of underground parking will be solely for additional parking for the office tower, he said.

JACKinBeantown Apr 22, 2008 7:07 PM

Anybody have a new photo?

priller Apr 22, 2008 7:24 PM

I'll post a few new ones tonight.

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