Austin has a nice skyline in my opinion, and it is growing more almost everyday. You can see the cranes at work in the distance. The large building going up is The Austonian, a 55 story residential tower with luxury condos and some amazing views. When finished later this year, it will tower over everything else in town. Austin has grown a lot over the years, and folks have moved here from all sorts of places, but we are still a cool hippie town at heart. The town motto is "Keep Austin Weird" which is a plea to support local businesses. I think it makes a difference and helps us maintain our uniqueness.