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. 

Davis Partnership Architects
Davis Partnership Architects
Davis Partnership Architects
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
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
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.  
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