These are the five tallest towers planned at the moment in downtown Austin, plus The Independent, which is already built. This is what central skyline will look like in the near future if these announced projects all end up getting built.

The independent, 6 x Guadalupe, The Republic, Block 185, Block 71 and 5th & Lavaca.

To give you a better idea of what Austin´s central skyline will look like downtown here we show you  ,  six massings labeled together in one picture by,  to help you out:

Looking east-ish at the upcoming skyline, with handy labels included.  Image: Google Earth / James Rambin

Putting this together was pretty simple, but the effect is striking. Even though these massings don’t reflect the actual shapes of the planned buildings for the most part, their heights are exact based on the data we have for each tower, meaning they give a fairly accurate idea of the new tallness headed for the downtown of tomorrow:

Another future skyline mock-up sans labels. Image: Google Earth / James Rambin

Here’s some data on the towers included in these images, with links to stories about each one:

6 x Guadalupe
848 ft / 65 floors

Image: Gensler Austin

The Republic 
708 ft / 46 floors

Image: Lincoln Property Company / Phoenix Property Company / Duda/Paine Architects / HKS Architects

The Independent 
690 ft / 58 floors

Image: DCI Engineers

Block 185 
589 ft / 35 floors

Image: Trammell Crow Company / CBRE

Block 71 
542 ft / 36 floors

Image: Trammell Crow Company / Principal / Page

5th & Lavaca 
509 ft / 45 floors

Image: SCB / The Hanover Company