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SnyderBock Dec 8, 2007 10:23 PM

DENVER | Downtown high-rise boom
Courtesy: Okayyou

Track projects on Burkin's Google infill map:

Denver's Tallest List:
1.) Republic Plaza -- 56-stories -- 714' roof -- (Built 1984)
2.) 1801 California -- 53-stories -- 709' roof (738' Antenna) -- (Built 1982)
3.) Wells Fargo Center -- 52-stories -- 699' roof (705' Antenna) -- (Built 1982)
4.) Four Seasons H & R -- 45-stories -- 640'-10" spire -- (Under-construction Completed 2010)
5.) Two Tabor Center -- 43-stores -- ~612' structural top -- (Proposed 2012-15)
6.) 1999 Broadway -- 43-stories -- 545' roof -- (Built 1985)
7.) MCI Plaza -- 42-stories -- 522' structural top -- (Built 1982)
8.) 1144 Fifteenth -- 42-stories -- 520'+ roof -- (Proposed by developer Hines - 2015?)
9.) 555 17th Street -- 40-stories -- 509' roof -- (Built 1978)
10.) Hyatt Regency Denver-CC Hotel -- 38-stories -- 489' spire -- 1,100 rooms (Built 2006)

11.) Spire (Denver) -- 41-stories -- 477' 11" spire -- (Completed 2010)
12.) Acomo Tower: 36 stories -- 449' tall -- (Built 1980)
*'s Denver Diagram -- Click Here*

**The following is a collection of images and renderings accumulated from fellow forumers. If your photo is listed in this thread and you do not wish it to be, I will remove it upon request**

(12+ stories)
Two Tabor Center:
Tabor I was built in the late 1980's and the foundation for "Two Tabor Center" was also poured. Now, finally a building is going to be built on that foundation! This project has been increased from 38-stories (514' tall) to 43-stories (~612' tall) and seems to be a green light for starting sometime in 2008. Project is on hold while waiting for economic recovery. ***Visit This Projects Website, Click Here!***
Class: “AA”
Building Size: up to 837,000 SF
Typical Floor Plate: 20,000
No. of Floors: 43 stories - ~612' tall
Completion Date: 2010 (2008 Start Date)
Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Parking: 1/1000
LEED Certified

999 17th Street:
Images are courtesy of Shea Properties -- From left: View of 18th & Curtis, View of 17th & Curtis (Day), 17th & Curtis (night)

Originally Posted by
12/4/07 -- Denver Cityscape has learned that a new mixed-use project is in the early planning stages for half a block in downtown Denver. The project, proposed on existing surface parking lots along Curtis Street between 17th and 18th, is currently programmed to include a 22 story office building fronting on 17th Street and a 30 story hotel/condominium tower on 18th Street. The two buildings would be connected by a 7 story parking structure. Ground floor retail is proposed along all three street frontages. Additional information should be available in the spring of 2008, if the project moves forward.


Originally Posted by
04/18/2008 -- Yesterday at the Downtown Denver Partnership's annual Development Forum, it was made public that Shea Properties has plans for a major infill project on the entire undeveloped half of Downtown's Block 109. The project, known as 999 17th Street, would include a 350,000 SF office tower at the corner of 17th and Curtis and a tower of similar size at 18th and Curtis with possibly hotel and residential uses.

I've known about this project for many months but, since confidentiality was requested, I haven't blogged about it--which was tough to do since it's such an exciting development! I haven't yet obtained permission to post the project renderings.

An entire half block of surface parking in the core Downtown along 17th Street--our "Wall Street of the Rockies"--could go away and be replaced with a vibrant mixed-use high-rise complex. Sweet!

2000 16th Street: DaVita World HQ
15-stories, 270,000 square feet office building. Construction will being in the 1st quarter of 2011. The location sits on the western end of the 16th Street Mall, across the street from the currently under construction Denver Union Station redevelopment.
Renderings provided by Ken at

DaVita World HQ Planned for Union Station District
Posted by Ken on July 16, 2010
It’s official… after months of speculation as to where in Downtown Denver Fortune 500 company DaVita would choose to locate their corporate headquarters, the decision is in. DaVita will locate to 2000 16th Street, the yet-to-be-constructed companion building next to the recently completed 1900 16th tower in Downtown Denver’s Union Station district.

Architecturally, the DaVita tower will not be identical to its neighbor, but it will be complementary in design to 1900 16th Street. The tower will contain approximately 270,000 square feet and will sit next to the Millennium Bridge between 1900 16th Street and the Consolidated Main Line tracks. By the time DaVita gets under construction with their tower (1st quarter 2011), the new light rail station at 17th Street and the CML will be open...

Ralph Carr Judicial Complex

History Colorado Center

15th and Stout: Hotel Gold Crown
This 17-story, Hotel/Condo mix-use mid-rise has a proposed timeline for a 2010 completion date and the developer is expecting to acquire a foundation permit later this summer. It's an attractive looking building proposed for the quarter-block catty-corner to the Spire (sharing the same block as the Spire).

Originally Posted by
The proposed 17-story tower would include lobby, restaurant, and other hotel functions on the first and second floors, 264 hotel rooms on Floors 3 through 14, and twelve condominium units (4 per floor) on Floors 15 through 17. Two underground parking levels are also planned.

A project at 18th and Chestnut. 1-23 story tower & 1-13 story tower.
Current status: Proposed

Museum Residences:
A 20-story residential project as Phase Two of the recently completed Denver Art Museum Expansion and Phase One, 7-story residences. This Art Museum expansion and residential buildings were all designed by Daniel Libeskind.
Photo Credit: DenverAztec

Cable Railway Hotel:
This 17 Story building will be built on top of a historic Cable Tramway building. It will have ~200 rooms and is currently under review by the Landmark Preservation Committee. The revised design has just been released (8-5-2008) and this project seems to have new life.
Photo Credit: DenverAztec

1601 Wewatta Street:
As quoted from blog, The $175 million project will reach 14 stories in height and include 450,000 SF of office space, 70,000 SF of retail, and a 150-room boutique hotel. This is near the new Union Station commuter transportation hub and is surrounded by mid-rise structures, including the future 1900 16th Street, 18-story 350,000-square-foot Trammel Crow headquarters.

1915 Logan:
~13 Story Residential tower proposal. 172 units, also included in the development is 10,000 SF of ground-floor retail and 350 parking spaces.

1800 Market Street:
13 Story Residential project with ~300 apartment units..

(Under 12 stories)
Clifford Still Art Museum
The museum will cost $30 million and open in 2011.
Video Link

Highland Crossing Final Phase
The final phase of Highland Crossing is good quality infill located at 17th & Central in Lower highland and looks to have 6 function floors of residential.

Major Transit Station Projects

Denver International Airport South Terminal Expansion
This is the Calartava designed Denver International Airport south terminal/train station expansion project which will also add a 500-room on-site Weston Hotel. Construction will be completed by late 2015 and cost ~$650 million.

Denver Union Station Redevelopment:
Denver Union Station (DUS) redevelopment will transform the historic train station into a multi-model transportation hub. The redevelopment of the station is currently slatted to cost $480 million. Additional private sector phases will add multiple residential, commercial, hotel and mix-use mid-rises all around the station redevelopment site.[/B][/COLOR].

March, 2010:

August, 2010:
Images Courtesy: Rick @

Under-Construction(12+ Stories)
Four Seasons Hotel & Residence:
45-stories, plus three smaller "lantern decks". It is currently designed to top out at 565'-10" to the Crown, with the spire extending above that for a structural height of 640'-10" -- it will cost $350 million - which will make it the most expensive privately funded building ever built in downtown Denver. Currently Under-Construction[/b]
Courtesy: CPVLIVE

Images from escudo05
Courtesy: sashyenka (09-11-09)
Courtesy: Crush_Buds: (1-21-2010)
Courtesy: rds70 (last 3 photos)

41 stories and 477' 11" tall, to the structural top. Spire will include 503 condos and 714 bedrooms. The Spire will be one of the tallest [100%] residential towers between Chicago and Las Vegas. This building will cost $175 million to construct.
Currently Under-Construction.
Courtesy: CPVLIVE
Courtesy: The Dirt (12-28-2008)
Courtesy: Okayyou
Courtesy: Excudo05

1800 Larimer:
A 22-story, $150 million, office high-rise with 500,000 SF of LEED Platinum office space.
Current status: Under-construction
Image from escudo05
Courtesy: rds70 (last 2 photos)

Originally Posted by
The moment many of us have been waiting for has arrived. Westfield Development has just officially announced that Xcel Energy has agreed to lease approximately 350,000 square feet of 1800 Larimer's total 500,000 square feet.

Site prep work has been taking place at the 18th and Larimer location on Block 066 for several months now, but until today Westfield had not made any official acknowledgment that construction had started. With today's announcement, it will be full-steam ahead for 1800 Larimer toward its 2010 completion.

Here's the full press release issued moments ago by Westfield: 1800 Larimer Press Release...

Embassy Suites Hotel:
A 17-story, 215 Ft Embassy Suites Hotel with 402 hotel rooms. This project is located at 14th Street & Stout, across from the Convention Center near the Hyatt Hotel and the Spire.
Current status: Spring 2008 start
Courtesy: FrancoRey
Courtesy: rds70 (3-16-2010)
Courtesy: rds70


Recently Completed:
Here are the high-rises completed within the last few years:

Hyatt Regency Denver-Convention Center Hotel:
38 stories (490' tall) with 1,100 rooms (completed 2006)[/B]

One Lincoln Park:
32 stories (Complete)
[/B]. One Lincoln Park is at a light rail station in downtown Denver and the first phase of several planned, high density residential towers within a few block radius of One Lincoln Park. A future phase may include a 42 story residential tower.
03-11-2008 by: Coloprecaster
Courtesy: CPVLIVE

Pinnacle at City Park South:
27 Stories & 22 Stories - under construction:
First Tower (27 stories) topped off. Second Tower (22 Stories) set to begin. The $175 million Pinnacle's 27-story Tower One will have 142 units and A planned second, 22-story tower will include 111 units.
A view over City Park/Denver Zoo (above)
Photo Credit: [I]TowerZFan
Photo Credit: [I]RockyMtnGuy[
A view towards Downtown and the Mountains (above)
A view from East High School - in the dirrection of downtown (below)
Photo Credit: rds70

Glass House:
2-23 story towers - 393 units (Status: completed):

1900 16th Street:
Current status: Under-Construction located in LoDo on the edge of the CBD sandwiched between LoDo and the Union Station (CPV) redevelopment. This is one block from Union Station, making it a prime downtown location. This is a tall building for LoDo and will impact it's skyline.
Photo Credit: Okayyou
Image from escudo05

Originally Posted by Denver Business Journal
Trammel Crow begins work on $100M LoDo project
The Denver Business Journal
by Paula Moore
The Trammell Crow Co. of Denver has broken ground on the $100 million first phase of its 1900 Sixteenth Street office building in downtown Denver's Central Platte Valley, according to the developer.
The project's initial phase will include an 18-story, 335,000-square-foot building at 16th and Delgany streets. It will include some 10,000 square feel of first-floor retail space, as well as about 1,200 parking spaces on three underground levels and three levels above ground.
The structure is scheduled to be completed in late 2008....

1400 Wewatta:
~10 Story Residential tower proposal.
Photo Credit: pablosan
Photos provided by: Okayyou

1515 Wynkoop:
Photo Credit: Okayyou

1755 Blake:
Class A office being built by developer Hines. This building is 5-stories and 125,000 SF.
Image from
Image from escudo05

A 10-story mixed-use building with ground floor retail, 3 floors of office and 6 floors of rental apartments with 3 levels of underground parking. Total residential units is 38, with 50,000 sf of office space and 8,000 sf of ground-floor retail.
Photos provided by: Okayyou

816 Acoma:
A 16-story residential project in the golden Triangle, downtown neighborhood.
Photos provided by: Okayyou

One Riverfront Park:
Image from

EPA Building:
Image from pablosan

Residence Inn by Marriott:
A 14-story hotel consisting of 228 rooms, ground floor retail and underground parking. Costing $44 million, it was completed in 2006.

Hilton Garden Inn Hotel:
A 12-story hotel costing $35 million and completed in July, 2007.
Photo Credit: From

The Portofino Tower:

Height: 183 feet
Floors: 15
Project Details: This pair of buildings will contain 205 units, as well as a grocery store and health club.

High-rise buildings recently renovated and/or converted

1616 Glenarm:
Office to Residential Conversion 330 units / 31 floors

Executive Tower Inn:
Conversion to student housing on top 14 stories / Exterior remodel:

Mondrian City Homes • Address: 1800 Glenarm Place
14-story office to residential conversion. Phase two of the Lincoln Park development. The 32-story, One Lincoln Park now being built (seen further up in this rundown) was Phase One. A future phase calls for a 42-story residential tower to be built, and potentially several other buildings as well.
Photo Credit: DenverAztec

Downtown tower makeover to offer luxury-size units
It takes its name from Dutch artist Piet Mondrian, who lived from 1872 to 1944 and was a "post- modernist-type known for his clean lines and angular shapes," Osborn said.
The 15-story, triangular building, two blocks from the 16th Street Mall, is in an area where Osborn hopes to create a neighborhood that he is calling Lincoln Park.
Mondrian City Homes • Address: 1800 Glenarm Place or 303-954-5207

[SIZE="4"]17th & Larimer Redo (11/2008):[/SIZE="4"]
Image from escudo05


Other Colorado Projects:
High-Rise Construction Outside Central Denver:

Ameristar Casino Hotel
Location: Black Hawk, Colorado (~40 minutes west of Denver lies a strip of casinos down a mountain canyon)
Height: 33-stories/350 feet
Status: Under-construction (groundbreaking was 8/29/06)

Originally Posted by Ameristar Casino
Ameristar Casino Black Hawk brings an outstanding gaming and entertainment experience to the Denver metropolitan area with almost 1,600 slot and video machines, 12 blackjack tables and 14 live poker tables, along with five dining and entertainment venues and the largest parking garage in the market with 1,550 convenient spaces. When the property's 33-story hotel opens to the public in mid-2008, Ameristar Casino Black Hawk will complete its transformation into a regional gaming and entertainment destination.
Photo Credit: The Dirt

For More On Union Station and Denver's FasTracks, Click Here!
For A Complete Rundown Of Downtown Denver Projects, Visit Denver Cityscape[/b]

comoneymaker Dec 9, 2007 9:21 AM

Nice work!

FrancoRey Dec 9, 2007 8:52 PM

Are we killing the other 'High Rise Rundown' for Denver then?

SnyderBock Dec 9, 2007 11:08 PM

Yeah, it's locked. Comoneymaker and I discussed it and he has agreed to allow me to run a Denver City Compilation thread. So both the High-Rise Rundown: Denver and Denver Projects and Construction! have been locked in the City Compilation forum and I have created this one to take their place.

So please, feel free to post updates and anything you think might need to be incorporated into this master post, and I will work to improve and update it regularly!

Tom In Chicago Dec 10, 2007 12:23 AM

Cool. . . thanks. . . look forward to just one main thread per city. . .

The Dirt Dec 12, 2007 9:20 PM

I figured it was time to come out of the shadows and finally CONTRIBUTE something to the forums.

After seeing the new Tabor 2 renderings from the developer's site, I got a little antsy and did a little diagram of the building.

If anyone would like to comment on the picture, please do it here. I'd like to stay on the forum administrators' good side, although, I'm sure I broke a rule somewhere already. :rolleyes:

I plan on doing some diagram "in-fill" and, perhaps, I'll take a stab at some of the areal photos as well. Anyway, I'm glad to finally be a part of the discussion.

Paulopolis Dec 13, 2007 10:55 PM

That's a pretty cool diagram. Thanks for posting it. You should post it in the Denver Construction thread in the Mountain West forum.

comoneymaker Dec 14, 2007 12:03 PM

Ya Snyder does a better job than me plus I have little time to do anthing anymore as I probally went from 3 posts a day to 1 a week lol. Now that i got my BS is finance and finally moved out of the parents place its hard to find time to keep it nice, updated and formated like I wanted. And plus since i cant do that its nice to show the few big time real estaters this page in a nice easy format to help encourage projects

SnyderBock Dec 15, 2007 7:43 AM

Proof 1100 15th Street propsed by Hines Is Back In the Works!
The search for evidence and proof that Hines is planning on developing 1100 15th Street with a 40+-story office building has turned up a find. This project shares the other half of the block as the currently under-construction Four Seasons & Residence skyscraper. Hines had proposed an office building back in 2002 on the other half of this block, but canceled it when the office market deteriorated.

In an article (which seemingly has disappeared without a trace) this summer about the 1515 Wynkoop project Hines is constructing in Denver, a Hines official speculated that the office market in Denver was strong enough and pre-leases on 1515 Wynkoop were so strong, that they were thinking of bringing a project at 1100 15th Street back to life.

Several of us forumers read that article, but no one has been able to locate it since. So others have questioned the legitimacy of this speculation. Well, it turns out Hines has brought this project back to life. It also appears Hines has increased it from a 40-story project, to a 42-story project which adds 75,000 sq.ft. of space to it's size. They have also changed it's address from 1100 15th Street to 1144 Fifteenth.


Originally Posted by CoVol (Post 3227997)
I was looking around the Hines site and came across this in their 'experience summary' section. Anybody see anything interesting here?:

This was updated in June and also lists 1515 Wynkoop so it's not just an old document that hasn't been updated. Also, it is a different address (1144 Fifteenth instead of 1100) and about 75,000 more sq. ft. :D's hoping the market stays favorable and we might get this AND Two Tabor :banana: :cheers:

Top Of The Park Dec 15, 2007 7:46 AM

Thanks for doing it as long as you did....

Originally Posted by comoneymaker (Post 3227170)
Ya Snyder does a better job than me plus I have little time to do anthing anymore as I probally went from 3 posts a day to 1 a week lol. Now that i got my BS is finance and finally moved out of the parents place its hard to find time to keep it nice, updated and formated like I wanted. And plus since i cant do that its nice to show the few big time real estaters this page in a nice easy format to help encourage projects

It was appreciated

SnyderBock Dec 15, 2007 8:46 AM

From, here is a skyline rendering depicting Denver with the under-construction Four Seasons & Residence (at right with spire). The 1144 Fifteenth 42-story proposal by Hines would share the block with the Four Seasons tower and would be just left of Four Seasons in this depiction:

soonermeteor Dec 16, 2007 1:23 AM

Looking good snyder :tup: . Its nice to have one main thread now that shows off the upcoming projects for Denver.

1401 Lawrence will be right next to the four seasons and Hines in that rendering above also, so if we get all three projects built that will be one spectacular block! :banana:

Jaroslaw Dec 18, 2007 5:49 AM

Great thread. One quick question. What is going up on that huge construction site on Colfax just South of downtown?

FrancoRey Dec 20, 2007 12:27 AM

Denver Justice Center?

If you are talking about west of the Civic Center, that is.

There will also be a new government building on Lincoln and Colfax that is going to look great in another year or two!

SnyderBock Dec 28, 2007 10:40 AM

Here is Denver in ~1981...

Originally Posted by soonermeteor (Post 3243865)

Here is Denver on the dawn of 2008...

Originally Posted by rds70 (Post 3243080)

SnyderBock Dec 28, 2007 10:46 AM

Here is a wonderful and well done Denver construction update by KidKonza...

Originally Posted by KidKonza (Post 3247213)
To stay in-line with my three month interval, I went out after classes wrapped up this semester and took some new photos. As 2007 comes to a close I count 13 cranes in the vicinity of downtown. Hopefully this isn't bad luck for 2008.

The images are in order from oldest to newest (June '07, September '07, December '07), unless no previous photos were taken.

Strada Lofts

Pearl Street Victoriana

Quality Hill Townes

Bank at Logan & Speer


Lincoln Terrace
- Crane 1 -

816 Acoma

1200 Delaware

1200 Elati
- Crane 2 -

Denver Justice Center
- Cranes 3, 4, & 5 -

- Crane 6 -

Four Seasons Hotel & Residences

Quest Renovation

New Year's Resolution

1800 Larimer

1755 Blake
- Crane 7 -

- Crane 8 -

Rock Island Restoration

1400 Wewatta
- Crane 9 -

1515 Wynkoop
- Crane 10 -

Denver Museum of Contemporary Art

1900 16th Street

Park at Riverfront

Highland Bridge Lofts

Denver Hose Company No.1

Zi Lofts
- Crane 11 -

Broadstone Lofts
- Crane 12 -

Fire Clay Lofts Phase IV (June & December only)

2428 Champa

Welton Place

One Lincoln Park
- Crane 13 -

SnyderBock Dec 28, 2007 11:04 AM

Here is the latest update of the Four Seasons Hotel & Residents under-construction in Denver (compliments of our dedicated forum photographers):

-Four Seasons Hotel & Residence:
45-stories, plus three smaller "lantern decks". It is currently designed to top out at 562'-5" to the top of the highest lantern level, with the spire extending above that for a structural height of 635'-9" -- it will cost $350 million - making it the most expensive privately funded building ever built in downtown Denver.

SnyderBock Dec 30, 2007 8:15 PM


Originally Posted by pablosan (Post 3251691)
By The Denver Post

...Callahan Capital Partners is finalizing costs for the 43-story Tabor II office building downtown.

"We'll be ordering steel by March and be on track for delivery in 2010," said Bill Tresham, chief operating officer of the Chicago-based company....

They will be ordering steel for Tabor II by March to be on track for delivery in 2010. I think that bumps Tabor II from proposed status to Planned Status.

SnyderBock Dec 31, 2007 9:14 PM

Last update of 2007 includes new project thread links (just click each projects title). This update also includes new additions of other Colorado projects at the bottom of the master post. For now, this section is limited to the Ameristar Casino tower and the Cooper Tower.

pablosan Dec 31, 2007 10:52 PM

It's nice to see all of these projects moving forward.

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