Austin's reputation as a job creation juggernaut continues unabated. A recent monthy report measuring the economies of major US metropolitan areas ranked Austin at the top of its list with a score of 83.9 out of 100 based on 18 economic factors. Of the 102 cities measured, Austin is the only city nation-wide with double-digit percentage job growth in the past 5 years.
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Sometimes it feels like Austin's skyline is changing by the day. Massive steel cranes tower over the city and work tirelessly to accommodate the construction boom, particularly in Central Austin's Business District. Photographer Nick Simonite took to the skies to create his most recent photo essay chronicling the metamorphosis.