While not technically buildings, the moonlight towers are some of Austin’s most beloved structures. One of them served as a central party location in Dazed and Confused and they are the namesakes of the Moontower Comedy Festival. Popular in the late 1800s, the towers went up in 1894 and 1895 in Austin, and are now the only remaining moontowers in the country. The 165-feet-tall towers cast light in a 1500-feet radius and were intended to make the streets safer at night—17 of them remain in place and are protected historical landmarks.