Independent Tower, Austin, Texas, USA

Lauren Gray
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Macalloy Tension Bars and Compression Struts specified as not only a structural requirement, but also as a design feature.

Independent Tower, Austin, Texas, is a 658ft tall condominium tower - and is the tallest residential building in the region. The design award winning building includes unevenly stacked blocks, earning the nickname “Jenga Tower”.

Macalloy 520 2.05” dia. Tension Bars and custom designed 6” OD Compression Struts have been installed throughout. The Macalloy bar was specified as not only a structural requirement, but is also a design feature within each apartment.

Project Management: CPM

Architect: Rhode Architects

Engineers: DCI Engineering

Main Contractor: Balfour Beatty

Steel Contractor: Milestone Metals

Independent Tower, Austin, Texas
Independent Tower, Austin, Texas

Photos courtesy of Rhode Partners, Austin

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