This is an aerial panoramic of the Texas State Capitol facing south with downtown Austin in the background.
The Pennybacker Bridge (or more commonly the 360 Bridge) in Austin, Texas, is a through-arch bridge across Lake Austin which connects the northern and southern sections of the Loop 360 highway, also known as the "Capital of Texas Highway." The road is widely considered one of the most scenic urban drives in Texas, in large part due to this arched weathering-steel bridge and the rolling hills that flank the road. In 2001, 48,000 vehicles crossed the bridge daily. Ten years prior to this, 22,000 vehicles had crossed the bridge daily.
This 360° aerial panoramic of 'The Tower' was shot looking west on the UT campus. The 307-foot tall tower designed by Paul Cret of Philadelphia, was completed in 1937. Through the years, the Tower has served as the University's most distinguishing landmark and as a symbol of academic excellence and personal opportunity. It's infamous in that on August 1, 1966, Charles Joseph Whitman, an architectural engineering student at the university, barricaded himself in the observation deck of the tower of the Main Building with a scoped Remington 700 deer rifle and various other weapons. In a 96-minute standoff, Whitman killed 14 Austin residents and wounded many more. Police and armed citizens climbed up the Tower to the observation deck and shot Whitman to death.