Meta Goes Mega on Texas Office Space

Meta Platforms is making a splash in downtown Austin.

The company, formerly known as Facebook, leased all the office space in the Sixth and Guadalupe building, which will be the tallest tower in the Texas capital, according to the Austin Business Journal. It rented 589,000 square feet across 33 floors in the building, which is under construction at 400 West Sixth Street.

Rising 875 feet, the 66-story tower will be the first Austin high-rise with a total of a million square feet. In addition to offices, it will have 349 residential units on the 34th to 66th floors and 10,000 square feet of retail space. Construction on the commercial portion of the building was finished in late 2021. The building is expected to be complete in 2023.

The company sealed the deal Dec. 31. It’s the second-largest office lease in downtown Austin, according to ABJ. Google has leased a high-rise with 723,000 rentable square feet that’s under construction at 601 West Second Street. Click to read more at