The Rainey Street District is composed of Rainey Street itself, seen here, and a few neighboring streets to the left and right. It also runs south for several blocks. It’s not a large area, but densifying quickly.
As I mentioned in the last two posts, until 10 years ago, it was mainly rundown bungalows. Most have been converted into bars and restaurants. You can see some of them on the right. But now, the towers dominate, overshadowing the original structures.
The tall tower in the center is 70 Rainey, currently the tallest condominium in the area at 34-stories. However, there is a 49-story building under construction further south on East Avenue. And, there are plans for taller ones.
The old un-renovated bungalow, which I talked about yesterday, is located near the end of this street and to the left.
I made this photograph on March 8th, just before the intended start of SXSW’20. Usually, these bungalow bars will be rented out by high-tech companies for hospitality, promotions, and parties — not this year.
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