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Old Posted Nov 8, 2017, 9:21 AM
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Captured some photos of the Union Station Neighborhood this past weekend:











More photos can be viewed at:
http://denverurbanreview.com/2017/11...tation-update/
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Old Posted Nov 8, 2017, 5:45 PM
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Denver looks awesome and will really kick ass when all of the proposed towers are built!
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Old Posted Nov 8, 2017, 7:16 PM
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Yesterday, it appears that Denver became one of few cities in the nation (it appears that it will pass, but all ballots aren't counted yet) to have a Green Roofs Initiative. The wording of the passed ballot is a follows:

Shall the voters of the City and County of Denver adopt a measure that requires every building and any roof replacement of a building with a gross floor area of 25,000 square feet or greater, or a building addition that causes the building to become 25,000 square feet or greater, constructed after January 1, 2018, shall include a green roof or combination of green roof and solar energy collection; while also requiring proper permits and maintenance plans, establishing construction standards and a technical advisory group, and publishing construction guidelines and best practices; also allowing for exemptions and requiring enforcement with violations and penalties?


If it ever really gets built, how will this new requirement impact the design/appearance of Denver's new proposed supertall pictured below




as well as a lot of highrise projects still on the boards? Will this new regulation put a damper on all of the boom that Denver's been experiencing lately?

Time will tell, eh?



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Old Posted Nov 8, 2017, 8:46 PM
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I like the concept of green roofs, but opponents are correct that they can be expensive. They involve added weight, plumbing, and maintenance/accessibility. There's ongoing risk of leaks including accidental penetrations. Those things can be relatively easy in some buildings and harder in others.

For example in the proposed tower above, maybe the roof line becomes vertical screens around a flat roof. But mechanical equipment probably goes up there too, with a thin shell or screening around that. What tradeoffs and added costs would be necessary? Or is there enough area in the podium and setback roofs to handle it all there? Does the building need to taper via steps vs. angles?
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