As part of the mixed-use Green Water Development, the 29-story 500 West 2nd Street tower will redefine the skyline and what Class A office means for downtown Austin. Gensler and the Trammell Crow Company developed the four city block master plan in 2011 and construction began in 2014. The design concept of the 500,000-square-foot office tower caters to technology tenants, blending high performance with local Austin character. The tower includes a solar-oriented skin and seven large terraces that provide spectacular views and a connection to the outdoors. The main lobby will be flanked by 10,000 square feet of retail and outdoor dining as a continuation of downtown’s vibrant 2nd Street District.