80 rainey street has a new name
“Maybe you’ve heard that the 48-story downtown Austin apartment tower now under construction at 80 Rainey Street is going by the name Paseo.”
“Paseo is a Spanish word for a leisurely stroll, but it’s also widely used in architecture to denote a public outdoor pedestrian promenade, which is a feature this tower’s design includes very visibly on its ground level facing Rainey Street — with something like nine retail spaces, it might be the most pedestrian-friendly building planned in the district so far. The tower’s architects Pappageorge Haymes Partners and the local landscape design geniuses at TBG Partners really cooked here, is what I’m trying to say.”
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