Meet 70 Rainey: 2020 MHN Excellence Gold Winner, ‘Best Development & Design High-Rise’

A slideshow of the award-winning entry by architect Page and developer Sackman Enterprises Inc.

Hovering 34 stories above Austin’s Rainey Street Historic District, 70 Rainey successfully adheres to residential scale and style while cleverly utilizing space to offer 164 luxury condominium units and a host of amenities in a three-layer design. The tower’s nine-level podium is clad in planters, wood, concrete and oxidized steel, concealing a parking facility while providing a connection to the street with a ground-level restaurant and access to a public bar on the second story.

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The podium is topped by a two-level transitional segment containing two pool areas, a yoga deck, a lounge, a screening room, a communal area with grilling and a dog park, as well as a 28,000-square-foot garden-like level that serves as a midair backyard of sorts. 70 Rainey’s multilevel residential volume, supported by a series of angled concrete columns, adds something extra to the high-rise’s aesthetics and residents’ views via its 14-degree rotation.

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