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
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
Architecture, City Living, Construction Updates
29ZEN townhome development announced
April 18, 2018 at 12:20 am 0
Denver Highlands condos
Sagebrush Companies, a firm specializing in real estate investments and development, has announced that construction is underway on 29ZEN, a luxury townhome development in Denver’s Highlands neighborhood.  The property is located at West 29th Avenue and Zenobia Street and will include 14 residences, with prices starting at $649,999.
“We have had the pleasure of delivering quality residential developments to people living and working in Denver’s urban core, and 29ZEN will be another development that meets our company’s very high standards,” said Robert “Jake” Jacobsen, CEO and founder of Sagebrush Companies.  “We take a great deal of pride in identifying unique real estate opportunities that will bring success to our partners and most importantly, the communities we intend to serve with our projects.  29 ZEN will accomplish all those things.”
29ZEN will feature two and three-bedroom units, with an average square footage of 2,000 square feet.  Rooftop decks with views of the Denver skyline, and walkout basements are available with select townhomes.  All of the townhomes provide a selection of high end finishes.
The architect for 29ZEN is Sanzpont Architechre (http://www.sanzpont.com) partnered with local engineering team S-Arch, the general contractor is K2 and the brokerage firm is MileHi Modern.
Renderings courtesy Sagebrush Companies.
Sanzpont Architecture
Also be sure to take a look at my photography website where you will find stunning photos of Denver. Architectural and real estate photography services are available at Justin Martin Photography: http://justinmartinphotography.com/
Architecture, Art, Construction Updates, Denver Photographs, Downtown Living
Downtown Denver Photos
December 11, 2016 at 9:54 pm 4
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. Downtown Denver Here is one looking towards the north where we can see The Confluence, a 34-story luxury apartment building that is under construction. Confluence Denver Downtown Denver Denver Skyline Downtown Denver Here are a few pictures a little closure to 1144 Fifteenth Street: Denver construction The glass installation is moving along at 1144 Fifteenth Street. Denver skyscraper construction Downtown Denver Here are some black and white photos of Downtown Denver I captured while walking around: Denver black and white photography Black and white photography Denver Black and white photography Denver Lodo at night And a few Downtown Denver photographs in color: Denver Union Station Holidays Denver Union Station all set for the holidays with Christmas lights. Denver Union Station Christmas Denver Union Station Holidays Bridge over Cherry Creek. Denver Cherry Creek Bridge Here are a few photographs I snagged around the Denver Art Museum. Clyfford Still Museum 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. Denver Broadway at night Art Hotel At night Denver Art Museum An eclectic mix of architectural styles in a relatively small area of Denver. Civic Center Park Night Civic Center Park Denver Here is one of the Clyfford Still Museum: Art Museum Denver I hope you all enjoyed taking a look at some of my recent photos of Denver.  
Architecture, Construction Updates
Downtown Denver/Union Station October update
October 10, 2016 at 9:14 pm 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. justin-2 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. Denver architecture Denver architecture Denver construction 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. Denver construction Denver development Denver construction justin-28 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   Beck Group Denver
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 Central Platte Valley 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: Union Station Denver Denver Union Station Construction 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