Completed in March of 2021, the structural glass fin wall at 200 West Sixth Street- also known as Indeed Tower or Block 71- covers an entire city block in the heart of our hometown, Austin, Texas. At 36-stories tall, it stands as the tallest and largest office tower in downtown Austin. The base of the tower features four structural glass fin walls and one structural glass canopy, utilizing Sentech’s VetraFin-G series system in combination with our high-capacity entrance system. The façade height varies between 35-feet and 39-feet at the South and East elevations, totaling over 7,600 square feet of various types of low-iron tempered, laminated structural glass.
“Block 71 sums up the manner in which we’d prefer Austin to grow- adding height…in the form of a strikingly-designed tower.”
– Jim Rambin, Austin Towers
Transparent and striking, the resulting design allows for seamless connectivity and integration between the tower, post office, the urban plaza and Austin’s bustling street life. The architect, Page Southerland Page, sought to prioritize materials with health and environmental transparency, and the soaring lobby deliberately fosters that human-environment connection, allowing for the penetration of natural light, maximizing views and connectivity to the external environment.
As Jim Rambin from Austin Towers notes, “Block 71 sums up the manner in which we’d prefer Austin to grow- adding height and much-needed office space to the downtown core in the form of a strikingly-designed tower, while simultaneously accommodating the existing historic former post office building on the same block and actually improving that structure’s utility to the public.”
Architect: Page Southerland Page, Inc.
Contractor: DPR Construction
Glazing Contractor: Arrowall Co.
Development Manager: Trammell Crow Company
Owner: University of Texas
Photography: Susie Pollard