Best New Building (Past Five Years)

TIE: W Hotel; the Austonian

Austin's Downtown skyline is ever-changing, but two new buildings have rightfully caught our readers' attention and imaginations this year. The Austonian, the tallest residential building in Texas, cuts a sleek profile just north of Lady Bird Lake and boasts ground-level dining and drinking establishments that have attracted national attention. The W Hotel has done the same, bearing a strikingly modern sensibility both inside and out that inevitably turns heads. Taken together, these two additions to our urban landscape certainly signal that a new Austin has arrived.

The Austonian
200 Congress, 512/623-3633
www.theaustonian.com

W Hotel
200 Lavaca, 512/542-3600
www.whotelaustin.com