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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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Project Announcements
The Edge condominium project announced for LoHi
June 6, 2018 at 9:55 pm 0
Denver Condos

Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announces financing for the development of The Edge LoHi, a 44-unit, upscale condominium development in Denver’s Lower Highland (LoHi) submarket.

A ground-breaking ceremony was held at the site last week.

The HFF team worked exclusively on behalf of the developer, Alpine Investments, to arrange the 36-month, floating-rate, non-recourse construction loan through a balance sheet lender.

The Edge LoHi will be situated immediately north of Interstate 25 in the LoHi neighborhood near the intersection of 17th Street and Boulder Street. Due for completion in 2019, the property’s for-sale homes will feature high-end finishes, unobstructed views of the Denver skyline and an outdoor space for every condo.  Community amenities include a dog spa, storage units, bike storage and repair room, lobby lounge with a fireplace and coffee bar and secured building and garage access.  Approximately 30 percent of the units were pre-sold at the time of closing.

Cuningham Group Architecture designed the project. Bristlecone Construction is the general contractor.

The HFF team representing the borrower included directors Leon McBroom and Brock Yaffe.

Denver Condos Renderings courtesy HFF.  
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Architecture, Denver Photographs
Denver night photos
May 13, 2018 at 4:32 pm 2
I went out on Friday evening and snagged some urban night photos of Denver. The clouds were low, and a persistent mist was falling. First is a photo of the multi-family project that is under construction at Speer and Bannock in the Golden Triangle neighborhood of Denver. This project is being developed by Greystar. Justin Martin Photography This vantage point on Bannock street caught my eye, as this unassuming dive bar is surrounded by recent development in The Golden Triangle. Justin Martin Photography I then walked towards the Denver Art Museum and grabbed this photo. The mist in the air made for an interesting color. This portion of the Denver Art Museum was designed by architect Daniel Libeskind. Justin Martin Photography Here is a photo of the Denver Public Library addition that was added to the original library in 1995. The architectural style of the addition is post modern. The Denver Public Library addition was designed by architect Michael Graves who passed away in 2015. Justin Martin Photography While walking towards downtown across Denver's Civic Center Park, I noticed the gold dome of the Colorado State Capitol Building peeking out above the tree line. The Capitol Building opened in 1894 and was designed by architect Elijah E. Myers. Justin Martin Photography I then walked to Denver's 16th Street Mall where I captured this image of an RTD bus driving by. Denver night photography Thank you for taking a look at my most recent photos of Denver. If you would like to know more about my photography, I invite you to check out my photography website Justin Martin Photography
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Project Announcements
Forrest Park 12 Announced
May 13, 2018 at 3:44 pm 0
Denver Condo Forest Park 12, a new residential townhouse development located near the intersection of South Forrest Street and South Leetsdale Dale Drive.  Forrest Park will include 12 for-sale 2 bedroom townhomes between 1,519-1,648 square feet. Construction is underway on Forrest Park 12 and the foundations have been poured. Pricing starts in the low $500,000s and the project has an anticipated completion date of 1st Quarter 2019. The homes are being marked by redT Homes.  
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Construction Updates
Inside look at Lakehouse
May 13, 2018 at 3:17 pm 0
It has been a year since Lakehouse, a 12-story condominium development located at 17th Street and Raleigh in Denver broke ground. I was invited to tour the Lakehouse project for an inside look at the construction site. The building has reached four floors in height. Once complete, Lakehouse will include 206 units. The development is located just south of Sloans Lake on the former site of St. Anthony Hospital. Condominiums range in size from 675 square feet to 2,285 square feet, with one, two and three bedroom options, and street level rowhomes are two bedrooms, ranging in size from 1,300 square feet to 2,473 square feet. The Below photo was captured on the amenity deck where the swimming pool will be located. Justin Martin Photography                                 Lakehouse is designed by RNL Design, with collaboration with Munoz + Albin Architecture & Planning. The general contractor is GH Phipps. NAVA Real Estate Development is the developer. The property will feature a gym, yoga studio and sauna. An open air pool overlooking Sloans Lake and a patio with fire pits will also be included. The units will contain open-air balconies,

Next is a photo which depicts where the future landscaping will be located. The landscaping will installed in the sections where the exposed rebar can be seen.

Justin Martin Photography Tour participants compare the renderings to the construction progress. Justin Martin Photography And last is a photo of the project looking towards the southeast. Justin Martin Photography  
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