wilson tower

Austin, TX

80 -STORy

reinforced post-tensioned concrete

wilson tower

Project size: 1,265,000 square feet

Architect: HKS, Austin, Texas

Developer: Wilson Capital, Austin, Texas

The record-breaking supertall Wilson Tower will rise 80 floors to a height of 1,035 feet, surpassing Houston's JP Morgan Chase building and becoming the tallest tower in Texas upon completion. The project includes 450 luxury apartments ranging from studios to 3-and 4-bedroom penthouses, and amenities including a pool, movie theater, and cocktail lounge. 

The building's narrow width -- just 65' - created significant structural engineering challenges in controlling wind drift and lateral movement. A system of shear walls and mega frames was developed to successfully control building motion and resist the heavy applied wind forces. 

A signature architectural design feature is a Brise Soleil or shade structure, wrapping the tower's entire glass exterior on the eastern and western elevations. It is a mid-century architecture touch that has been updated for this modern tower. The wrapped brise soleil offers protection from the hot Texas sun and wind while also providing structural strength. 



Website Design