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General Capitol Complex News May 13, 2019

Waller Creek Conservancy: Despite the heavy rains, construction continues on the redevelopment of the flood control tunnel; environmental protection features and Waterloo Park. Stop by before May 16th to see the Forever Bicycles art installation and check out other Waller Creek Conservancy events here. ERS (Employee Retirement System) Updates: Construction of the new building has begun. Be sure to notice the barricades along MLK and San Jacinto and the closed sidewalks and crosswalks on that corner. ERS will be coordinating [...]

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Building in the Rain

May 2019 may go down in history as ‘monsoon May’. So far, the Austin area has received 17.8 inches of rain, about 50% of the average annual rainfall expected for the year. The good news is that we can ‘build in the rain’. The construction of 1801 Congress is almost four months ahead of plans, since the excavation was completed ahead of schedule. Although the heavy rains flooded the pit, the site is equipped with pumps and work continues on [...]

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Graduation Traffic Season

The month of May is memorable for Mother’s Day and graduation ceremonies. If you graduated from an Austin area high school or college, chances are you walked across the stage at the Frank Erwin Center. Located just a few blocks from the Capitol Complex, the Frank Erwin Center has also served as a live entertainment venue since it opened in 1977. Many popular headliners such as John Denver, Prince, Pink Floyd, and Sir Paul McCartney have played the Erwin [...]

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Capitol Complex News May 1, 2019

Blanton Museum of Art: Take advantage of the special events at the Blanton this month. Plan your visit for a Thursday and get free admission or come by after work on Fridays when the museum stays open until 8:00 p.m. Stop by and enjoy live music or a free public tour. For pedestrians crossing MLK, use the crosswalk closest to the Blanton Café and across from the Bullock Museum. For more Blanton news, subscribe to their newsletter here. Bullock Museum: [...]

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Capitol Complex News April 16, 2019

Blanton Museum of Art: When walking along MLK Blvd between Brazos and Congress, please use the Blanton sidewalk (on the UT side of the street). The  sidewalk on the south side is closed. Also, please use the cross walk closest to the Blanton Café and across from the Bullock Museum. Make plans to visit the Blanton on the “Third Thursdays’ for free admission. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. for this special event. For more Blanton [...]

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