Details for Westgate Tower (Atlas Number 5507017182)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507017182


Marker Number 17182
Atlas Number 5507017182
Marker Title Westgate Tower
Index Entry Westgate Tower
Address 1122 Colorado Street
City Austin
County Travis
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 620936
UTM Northing 3349817
Subject Codes buildings,
Marker Year 2012
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size RTHL Medallion & plaque
Marker Text In 1962, internationally acclaimed architect Edward Durell Stone (1902-1978) and local firm Fehr & Granger designed Austin’s first residential high-rise. The 26-story Westgate Tower, named for the site’s proximity to the west gate of the Texas State Capitol, opened in 1965 with apartments, parking, restaurant and social club. The new formalism-style skyscraper is built of poured-in-place monolithic reinforced concrete clad in custom brown butler brick, with brick-faced columns, full-length windows, balconettes, and decorative masonry solar screens. Its construction influenced development near the Capitol Building.