This past Saturday night I went on a spur-of-the-moment photo adventure with Ashley Kidder of Urban Safari Photography. With the moon rising above Denver’s glimmering skyline, the opportunity to tag along was too good to not pass up. There were several other photographers perched upon Diamond Hill (Speer Boulevard and Zuni) hoping to capture that perfect image of the Denver’s Skyline. While Standing next to Ashley as she made technical adjustments to her camera, I did my best to picture in my mind’s eye what the skyline will look like in a couple years when the 34-story luxury apartment project The Confluence and the 40-story office tower 1144 15th Street are completed. The Confluence broke ground this winter and below grade work is currently taking place. Hines Development has stated to Denver Urban Review that they are planing a May ground breaking for 1144 15th Street. This office tower is set to rise where a surface parking lot exists on the same block as the Four Seasons.
I took the below photo from about 200 feet above the streets of Denver inside 1800 Larimer. With the Colorado Rockies beginning their season today against the Milwaukee Brewers, I felt this was an appropriate photo to share. When I was little, before the Rockies came to town, I recall going to see the Denver Zephyrs minor league baseball team play at the old Mile High Stadium. Interestingly enough, the original Mile High Stadium was constructed for minor league baseball and not for the Denver Broncos. However, in the decades to follow thousands of seats were added to Mile High Stadium to accommodate the growing popularity of the Denver Broncos. The Colorado Rockies played their first two seasons at Mile High Stadium in 1993 and 1994 while Coors Field was under construction. Hopefully the prognosticators will be wrong this year and the Rockies will be playing meaningful baseball in September.
The Below photo points towards the west. On the extreme lefthand side of the photo, Sports Authority Field the home of the Denver Broncos and the Pepsi Center where the Denver Nuggets and the Colorado Avalanche play can be seen. One item that does stand out in the above and below photos are how few open lots there are these days in parts of downtown Denver and LoDo.
The below photo was captured in the ally near 19th Avenue and Sherman Street. Although many surface lots have been eaten up by development, there are parts of Denver that have a ways to go. Now that few parcels of land are available for development in the LoDo and Union Station neighborhoods, it is likely that development will move to the pictured section of Denver and Arapahoe Square.