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Downtown Denver/Union Station October update

October 10, 2016 4

Hi amigos,  I have been way overdue to post a Denver construction update. Work has really taken off the last few months which has been exciting to see. However, I have not had a much time to devote to Denver Urban Review. This past weekend I had some down time, grabbed the camera and headed downtown to enjoy a beautiful fall day in the Mile High City.

Here are some photos I captured of the construction in Denver during this most recent urban hike. Some of the projects are really beginning to make a significant impact on Denver’s architectural landscape.

First, over in Riverfront Park The Confluence is taking shape at 15th Street and Little Raven. The 288-unit building will feature studio, one, two, and three bedroom apartments. The Confluence will reach 34 floors once finished. The Confluence has reached the 29th floor- so 5 more floors until this puppy tops off.

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Denver construction

 

Denver construction

 

Denver construction

 

Denver construction

 

Denver Architecture

Next is 1776 Curtis, a residential high-rise that will reach 29 floors, with the 29th floor serving as a mechanical penthouse. A total of 359 apartment units will be offered in studio, one, and two bedroom options. The 28th floor will feature penthouse units. The development will also include 999 17th Street, a 9-story office building that will be located at the 17th Street side of the block.

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Denver architecture

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Denver construction

 

In downtown Denver at 15th and California we find the dual-brand hotel project that is being developed by White Lodging.  This site will become an AC Hotel by Marriott and a Starwood-branded Le Meridien Hotel and has topped off at 20 floors. Construction began in September. This project is under construction one block from the Colorado Convention Center. White Lodging also developed the dual-brand Hyatt House/Hyatt Place hotel located on 14th Street that opened in November.

Denver Hotel

Denver Hotel

Denver construction

Denver Hotel

Next we se the site of 1144 Fifteenth Street, a 40-story skyscraper under construction in downtown Denver at 15th Street and Arapahoe. This building will feature 640,000 square feet of office space. Pickard Chilton the architecture firm that designed 1144 Fifteenth Street.

Denver Skyscraper construction

Denver skyscraper

Denver construction

1144’s elevator shaft is now visible from Larimer Square.

Larimer Square

Denver skyscraper

Just a stone’s throw away is the site of the 22-story 1401 Lawrence project. The building has now reached its top floor. This is another Denver project where The Beck Group designed the building and is also serving as the general contractor. Work is just about complete on this project so this will be the last time this project is featured on the Denver construction update. It has been a enjoyable covering this project from the start.

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Denver construction

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Denver architecture

Here are a few of my favorites of 1401 Lawrence from its time under construction:

Downtown Denver

Denver Construction

1401 Lawrence

1401 Lawrence

 

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A tower crane was recently installed at the 1401 Lawrence site. Denver Urban Review Feb. 2015

A tower crane was recently installed at the 1401 Lawrence site. Denver Urban Review Feb. 2015

Next is a look at the construction site of the 12-story Kimpton Hotel. This project will also include a 5-story office component as well. The hotel will house 200 rooms and space for ground floor retail/restaurants will also be constructed. This development is taking shape adjacent to the Denver Union Station train platform.

Denver Construction

Denver construction

Denver Hotel

In the below photo one can see that work is underway on The Coloradan. The first condominium building in the Union Station neighborhood. Located at 1750 Wewatta Street, the $200 million, 334-unit condominium project is slated to be complete in September 2018.Denver Union Station Construction

Also in the above photo one can see the progress of Union Tower West and Pivot Denver.

A ground-level photo of The Coloradan construction site:

Union Station Denver

Here is a closer look at Union Tower West. At 18th and Wewatta Union Tower West will feature a 180-room Hotel Indigo along with 100,000 square feet of leasable office space. Atlanta-based Portman-holdings is the developer.

Union Station Denver

The Ashley Union Station,  a subsidized housing project has also made good progress:

Ashley Union Station

Pivot Denver is taking shape at 18th and Wewatta. Pivot Denver is set to feature a Whole Foods grocery store. Pivot Denver will include 580 apartment units. Holland Partner Group is the developer and Davis Partnership Architects designed the structure.

Union Station Denver

Pivot Denver

Union Station Denver

Work continues at 1709 Chestnut. this development will include two building, with one reaching 24 floors and the other reaching 12 floors.

Union Station Denver

Denver Union Station

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The AMLI Riverfront Green apartment project continues to make progress. This project will feature 300 units once complete and is located at 18th and Little Raven.

Denver construction

16 Chestnut, an office project that will rise to 19 floors, is taking shape adjacent to Denver’s Millennium Bridge.

16 Chestnut

Here are a couple panos of the Union Station area construction:

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And here is one from Diamond Hill. The Confluence is really making an impact from this view. 1144 Fifteenth St. can also be seen just to the left of the Four Seasons.

Downtown Denver

Thank you for stopping by and take care,

Justin

Feel free to connect if you are anyone you know has a need for outstanding real estate photography. If so, I invite you to take a look at my real estate photography website: justinmartinphotography.com 

 

 

There are 4 comments

  • ian says:

    Thanks for a great update, including your best photography yet. Your captures are technically excellent and your angles and framing are distinctive and inviting.

  • Patrick says:

    Nice to have you back!! Great update, as usual!!

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