Duda|Paine breaks ground on The Republic

Pictured from left to right: Duda|Paine Architects Principal Jay Smith, AIA; Lincoln Property Company Vice President of Development Chris Jesse (client); Lincoln Property Company Senior Vice President of Executive Management Seth Johnston (client); and Duda|Paine Architects Founding Principal Turan Duda, FAIA.

Yesterday (9/29), a special ground breaking ceremony took place for The Republic, an 833K sq. ft. landmark office tower in downtown Austin.

Located at 401 West 4th Street, the 48-story office tower will offer sweeping views of Lady Bird Lake and a direct connection to Republic Square Park – the building’s historic namesake.  With floor plates averaging 29K sq. ft., this transcendent tower is prime for new corporate headquarters or companies looking to expand into the Austin market.

The building’s location across from Republic Square Park was the main driver behind the architectural design of the project. The City’s downtown grid was established when Austin’s first city land lots were sold under the historic oaks of the park in 1839.

Designed by Durham, North Carolina based Duda|Paine Architects, The Republic honors this legacy through its direct connection to Republic Square by pulling the footprint away from the street and adding a green public plaza to the main entrance that will act as an extension of the park. In addition to being the only building that opens to a full block of park space in the Central Business District, every office floor of The Republic will feature a private terrace, further connecting tenants to Austin’s distinctive outdoor lifestyle.

Renderings of The Republic: