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Hotel Born
January 21, 2019 at 10:53 pm 0

Hotel Born opened in 2017 adjacent to Denver's Union Station at 1600 Wewatta St. This Kimpton Hotel contains 200 rooms.

One of the noteworthy features of the property is a walkway at street-level that has been incorporated into the structure to allow public pedestrian access from 16th St. to the train platform at Denver Union Station.

Hotel Born was designed by the Denver-based architecture firm Semple Brown. Hotel Born is 12 floors in height. Here a few photos of Hotel Born.

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Here is a photo looking straight up from the public pedestrian access to Denver Union Station

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Architecture
Mayan Theatre
December 26, 2018 at 7:29 pm 0

Located at 110 Broadway in Denver, is the historic Mayan Theatre. The theatre was built in 1930. It was nearly lost to the wrecking ball in the 1980s, but a grass-roots group, "Friends of the Mayan" helped to ensure the theater was preserved. The building underwent restoration in 1986.

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Today the Mayan Theater contains three screens and focuses on showcasing independent films. It contained one screen when it opened.

The Mayan Theatre's website describes its architectural style as "Art Deco Mayan Revival Style." This building is designated as a historic landmark.

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Montana S. Fallis was the architect who designed the Mayan Theatre in Denver.

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Justin Martin Photography

To see more of my architectural photography, I encourage you to visit: http://justinmartinphotography.com/

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Architecture, Construction Updates
999 17th Street
December 9, 2018 at 7:40 pm 0

The Exterior glass work is now complete at 999 17th Street. This is a 9-story office building that contains 93,000 square feet of office space. 

Davis Partnership Architects

999 17th Street was designed by the Denver-based architecture firm Davis Partnership Architects. The developer is Shea Properties.  This building is located at the corner of 17th Street and Curtis Street in Downtown Denver. 

Construction for 999 17th Street began in December of 2017. The General Contractor is GE Johnson

The Glass facade on the 17th Street side of 999 17th Street is very unique and creates a one-of-a-kind visual experience for onlookers. Davis Partnership Architects designed the facade to include glass segments that are angled in 6 different directions. 

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Architecture
Mile High Center
December 2, 2018 at 8:37 pm 0
Here is a look at Denver's Mile High Center. This 23-story building was Denver's first modern high-rise. The building is located at 1700 Broadway in Downtown Denver. Mile High Center was designed by the world-renowned architect I. M. Pei. The building was completed in 1954. The Broe Companies purchased the building in 2004 which contains nearly 400,000 square feet of office space. Before that the building was owned by pension fund TIAA-CREF. I. M. Pei is still alive at the age of 101. Pei's architectural firm(I.M. Pei & Partners) was also involved in the design of Downtown Denver's 16th Street mall which opened in 1982. I.M. Pei Mile High Center Denver Justin Martin Photography
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Architecture
SugarCube & note to readers
November 26, 2018 at 9:17 pm 0
It has been awhile since I have posted any new content on Denver Urban Review. I have often thought of ways to deliver new posts to Denver Urban Review while finding balance with my other commitments- my photography business has really taken off the last couple of years I have received enthusiastic encouragement from individuals to find a way to keep Denver Urban Review going. With that being said,  I am looking forward to posting content that focuses on individual buildings that contribute to the mosaic of Denver's architecture. These will be brief, informative, and will include a few of my favorite photos I have snagged of the building. I will cover both new and old structures that have are of architectural interest in the Mile High City. And here we go: Bruce Kuwabara Here is a look at Denver's SugarCube Building. I captured these photos in July of this year. SugarCube is located at 1555 Blake St. in Lower Downtown Denver. The building was designed byBruce Kuwabara, founding partner of Kuwabara Payne McKenna Bluemberg. SugarCube was completed in 2008 and contains retail, residential, and office space. Urban Villages manages the property and also served as the developer. Bruce Kuwabara Bruce Kuwabara
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