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Here’s a late-breaking news update you tower-minded folks will be happy to hear — the downtown Austin condo tower at 44 East Avenue by developers Intracorp has officially celebrated its topping out at the southern edge of the Rainey Street District.

There’s a lot of work left for general contractors Flintco before the 49-floor, 322-unit tower project respectively designed and landscaped by local architects Page and dwg. reaches its scheduled opening date next summer, but now that the building’s finally reached its full height, we thought you might like to check out the view of downtown from the amenity deck perched up on the 37th floor:

44 East Ave 37th Floor View

Kinda speaks for itself, doesn’t it? Though there’s plenty of competition waiting in the wings, for now this tower proudly holds the height record in the Rainey neighborhood — as we’ve mentioned before, projects hovering around 50 floors or so is the new normal in this area. You might remember that this development is one of the major sources of funding for the Rainey Street Trailhead project planned on the large piece of parkland just south of the tower, which should be arriving soon from our friends at the Trail Foundation — a handy reminder that sometimes these buildings make the neighborhood better for you and everyone else even if you don’t live there.

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