With some recent free time I have captured some photos in and around Downtown Denver on two separate urban hikes. I really enjoyed getting out and photographing Downtown Denver area since I did not have much free time to do so during the summer and fall.
To begin, here is a series of photos captured from the Auraria Campus. The crane for 1144 Fifteenth Street is visible. When Looking closely, you can see a concrete boom just above the roofline of 1401 Lawrence that is in place to pour concrete for the elevator shaft of 1144 Fifteenth Street. It won't be long before 1144 Fifteenth Street makes a major impact on the Denver skyline.
Here is one looking towards the north where we can see The Confluence, a 34-story luxury apartment building that is under construction.
Here are a few pictures a little closure to 1144 Fifteenth Street:
The glass installation is moving along at 1144 Fifteenth Street.
Here are some black and white photos of Downtown Denver I captured while walking around:
And a few Downtown Denver photographs in color:
Denver Union Station all set for the holidays with Christmas lights.
Bridge over Cherry Creek.
Here are a few photographs I snagged around the Denver Art Museum.
The ART Hotel has been open for over a year now and I see it as a nice addition to this part of Broadway.
An eclectic mix of architectural styles in a relatively small area of Denver.
Here is one of the Clyfford Still Museum:
I hope you all enjoyed taking a look at some of my recent photos of Denver.
The Denver Skyline is my favorite subject to photograph. The Wednesday before turkey day I snapped a couple photos of the Denver Skyline looking towards the Rocky Mountains. To the right of the Four Seasons, you can see the crane of 1155 Fifteenth Street. Based on this, the top portion of 1144 Fifteenth Street will be visible from this vantage point.
The Denver Skyline sure does look impressive looking towards to mountains.
I going to get a print of the black and white one and hang it on my wall along with my other favorite photos of Denver.
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving,
This past Saturday night a hockey game was held at Coors Field between the University of Denver Pioneers and the Colorado College Tigers. The warm weather in Denver the last few days may not invoke thoughts of outdoor hockey, but it was still a great atmosphere with 35,000 fans in attendance at Coors Field.
The hockey rink on top of the baseball field will remain through next weekend as the Colorado Avalanche will play their arch rival the Detroit Red Wings this upcoming Saturday. A Friday night game between Avalanche and Red Wings alumni players will take place, which should be interesting considering many of the players in the alumni game exchanged punches with one another during their playing days. Colorado Rockies' pitchers and catchers reported to spring training in Arizona this past week, but for the time being, the sounds of slap shots will echo throughout the stands at Coors Field as we wait for the crack of the bat to return in April.
It was a unique site to see an ice rink sitting on top of a baseball diamond. The University of Denver out skated Colorado College to a 4-1 victory.
Since Denver Urban Review covers construction news I had to find a way to sneak in a construction photo. Below is a photo looking west from Coors Field. From left to right we see the construction cranes of the Dairy Block, Kimpton Hotel, Pivot Denver, and Union Tower West.
Coors Field located in Denver's LoDo neighborhood opened in 1995 and the view from the the below vantage point has changed the last 21 years. Notable additions to the Denver Skyline in Coors Field's lifetime include 1800 Larimer and The Four Seasons. Once 1144 Fifteenth is completed it will obstruct The Four Seasons from this vantage point except for the very top the spire.
Here are a few more photos of Coors Field from Saturday night's hockey game:
What an exciting year 2015 has been in Denver. Below are a few of my favorite photos from the year. Some of them I have posted with articles and some have not been shared before.
I also want to take this as an opportunity to encourage my readers to email their favorite photos of Denver from 2015. I would be happy to showcase these photos in a post on Denver Urban Review. Many of you have already been passing along your own photos of construction sites, and I have very much enjoyed looking at the photos and corresponding with my readers.
To begin here is a photo of Pivot Denver under construction from this October:
The Denver Skyline as viewed from Diamond Hill during a June Thunderstorm:
Looking towards the northwest from 1800 Larimer, the LoDo and Union Station neighborhoods of Denver can be seen during the month of March.
The Denver Skyline from Auraria Campus:
The view looking down 14th street in downtown Denver from 1401 Lawrence in September:
Colorado State Capitol from Civic Center park after a dusting of snow in November:
Looking down 20th Street at night in October:
The Brown Palace and SkyHouse Denver in November:
For the last photo, here is one of Denver's Union Station with Pivot Denver under construction:
When in downtown Denver, I usually bounce from construction site to construction site without taking much time to appreciate the existing structures of Denver. Before I started Denver Urban Review I would lollygag down the sidewalks daydreaming about what structures could be built on the empty parking lots of Denver while casually snapping photos of interesting angles or shadows that caught my eye.
To that end, below are some photos of the LoDo neighborhood of Denver– a carefree walk on a nice November afternoon.
The first photo was captured in front of Union Station at Wynkoop Street looking down 17th Street. This view has always been one of my favorites in Denver. At the far end of 17th Street stands the 34-story 1670 Broadway– an office building that was constructed in 1980.
Can't leave out a picture of Denver's Union Station.
Over at 20th and Blake is Coors Field, one of Denver's most recognizable structures. The Colorado Rockies began playing at Coors Field in 1995 and as I say, "it's a bar that serves baseball."
I did have to sneak in a photo of some construction. Below, the elevator shaft at the Dairy Block project can be seen as captured near 19th Street and Wazee.
Here is a photo of Edbrooke Lofts at 15th Street and Wynkoop.
A nice collection of painted brick advertisements can be found in LoDo. Here is one example on the alley between Wazee and Wynkoop near 15th Street.
Below is a photo of the Steel Bridge lofts at 15th and Wynkoop.
The alley side of a building adjacent to Cherry Creek near Wazee Street.
For our last LoDo photo, here is one of Larimer Square.