The Austin City Parks & Recreation Commission approved the installation of an Austin skyline at the Austin Convention Center on Friday, which is expected to draw thousands of people to the city.
The project, called “Austin’s City of the Future,” will replace an existing sign outside the convention center, which will be illuminated by LEDs and will display the city’s name, the year, the city motto and an Austin flag.
It will also include a small replica of the iconic Austin City Hall, the Texas Historical Center and the Austin Zoo.
In addition to the Austin-themed sign, the new project will feature the city on the top of an LED billboard, which was part of the previous Austin skyline.
The city’s city seal will also be changed to reflect the new location, along with a smaller version of the city logo.
“This is an important step forward for the future of the Austin, Texas skyline, and for the city as a whole,” Austin Mayor Steve Adler said in a statement.
“We are looking forward to welcoming thousands of visitors to the new City of Austin to witness this new skyline that reflects our city’s future and identity.”AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin City Council voted 4-2 Thursday to approve $50 million in state funding for the installation and construction of a new Austin skyline that will be located on the city center’s top.
The vote followed an earlier proposal from Austin City Commissioner Ron Nirenberg to replace the current sign outside City Hall with an LED sign and create an Austin City Flag with a giant red heart.
The commission voted 5-0 to approve the plan, with Vice Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem Dan Stauffer supporting the new plan.
The council’s vote came after two other Austin City Commissioners spoke in favor of the plan.
Commissioner Ed Reimer said the city is a big, bright city and it will be a big addition to our skyline.
He also noted the current design of the sign is too narrow and has a low height.
He said the new design will allow for a much more complete look, and that the design will also allow for the flag to be more reflective.
Commissioners Dan Lissauer and Tony Smith voted in favor.
Commissioned by Nirenburg, the commission approved the design and construction plan unanimously.
The Austin skyline is projected to be one of the most prominent features of the new city in 2019.
The new design is scheduled to be installed in 2019, but it has not yet been finalized.
A spokesperson for the state Department of Transportation told the Austin American-Statesman that the department is still evaluating the project and is committed to ensuring it meets the city and state’s needs.
“Austin’s skyline will reflect the city, its diverse history, diverse community, and its growing economy,” the spokesperson said in an email.