5FiftyFive Hilton Condominiums

Austin, Texas

This 31-story luxury skyscraper provides an exclusive lifestyle for the dwellers of the 98 condominium units atop the 800-room four-star Hilton Hotel.  Located at the corner of Red River and 5th Street, the 5FiftyFive residences are comprised of the top five floors of the building and condominiums are also located on levels 5 through 9.  The condo units range in size from less than 800 square feet to more than 5,000 square feet.   

Originally built in 2004, the high-rise is located in the upcoming Waller Creek district four blocks from the Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail.  Encotech provided Electrical Engineering design to rectify inadequate amperage to the rooftop cabanas above the 31st floor.  The cabanas for these penthouses required secondary panels to boost the electrical capacity to run the comfort systems, whirlpools and hot tubs.  Encotech’s engineers performed electrical load analyses for four of the condominium units and provided drawings and specifications for construction.