AUSTIN (Austin Business Journal) — A group is calling on the development team for The Independent to “fix” the top of Austin’s tallest high-rise.
“Fix the Crown” is using a website and social media to call for changes to the top of the 363-unit residential tower in the western part of downtown Austin.
“The top of The Independent… looks unfinished and is a stunning disappointment to an otherwise well-executed skyscraper,” according to a petition by the group. “This campaign is to encourage both the architects and builders of The Independent to address this issue.”
In a hard-hat tour before the building was completed last year, officials with The Independent said the crown of the building would consist of a box of glimmering steel mesh hanging over a 50,000-gallon water tank at the top that prevents the building from swaying in the wind.