New Mixed-Use High-Rise in Austin, Developed by Chicago-based Magellan

GRECO Railings selected for exterior glass railings package

TAMPA, Fla – October 7, 2019 – GRECO Aluminum Railings (GRECO), a leading manufacturer of high-quality architectural railings and metal products for multi-family and commercial structures in the United States and Canada, is pleased to announce they have been awarded the railing package for an exciting new development in Austin, Texas, a mixed-use tower on 5th & Brazos.

Located in downtown Austin, TX,  this mixed-use development will rise 357 feet and consist of retail, residential, hotel, and amenity spaces. Chicago-based developer, Magellan, and Chicago-based designer, bKL Architecture, are working with general contractor Ryan Companies to design and achieve LEED Silver. This 770,000 square-foot development will include 3,900 linear feet of GRECO’s 7/16” thick SGP “SentryGlas® Plus” laminated glass railing.

“It’s exciting to continue to be part of the growth in Austin, Texas and to work on another Magellan project” says Jim Ellsworth, President of GRECO’s US Operations. 

According to bKL’s webstie, the tower is shifted outside of the perimeter of the podium, highlighting the residential entry by allowing the tower to come to the ground. Integrated balconies enhance the tower’s overall composition. The building’s shifted massing allows for multiple roof decks, providing shared amenity spaces at different levels.

The 5th & Brazos tower is sure to be an Austin destination. The project is expected to be complete in Q1 of 2021. For more information on GRECO Aluminum Railings visit

About Greco Aluminum Railings – Greco is part of CSW Industrials, a diversified industrial growth company with well-established, scalable platforms and domain expertise across three segments: Industrial Products; Coatings, Sealants & Adhesives; and Specialty Chemicals.

Greco designs, engineers, manufactures and installs architectural railings and engineered metal products.  Founded in 1991 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Greco railings are used throughout Canada and the United States. The company’s success is attributed to innovative designs, outstanding customer service and unparalleled technical support. For new construction or restoration projects, Greco’s architectural railings have become the first choice of building owners, general and modernization contractors, structural engineers, and product specifiers.  

Author: Staff