List of tallest buildings in Denver

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This list of tallest buildings in Denver ranks skyscrapers and high-rises in the U.S. city of Denver, Colorado, by height. The tallest building in Denver is the 56-story Republic Plaza, which rises 714 feet (218 m) and was completed in 1984.[1] It stands as the 109th-tallest building in the United States, and the tallest building in the state of Colorado. The second-tallest skyscraper in the city and the state is 1801 California Street, commonly known as CenturyLink Tower, which rises 709 feet (216 m).[2] Twenty-nine of the thirty tallest buildings in Colorado are located in Denver.[3]

The history of skyscrapers in Denver began with the completion of the Equitable Building in 1892; this building, rising 143 feet (44 m) and nine floors, was the first high-rise in Denver.[4] The title of the city's "first skyscraper" is usually given to the Daniels & Fisher Tower, which rises 371 feet (113 m) and was completed in 1910.[5][6] The city went through a large building boom that lasted from the early 1970s to the mid-1980s. During this time, 21 of the city's 27 tallest buildings were constructed, including Republic Plaza, 1801 California Street, and the Wells Fargo Center. The city is the site of seven skyscrapers over 492 feet (150 m) in height, including two which rank among the tallest in the United States. Overall, the skyline of Denver is ranked (based upon existing and under construction buildings over 492 feet (150 m) tall) second in the Mountain States (after Las Vegas) and seventeenth in the United States.[A] As of June 2008, there are 190 completed high-rises in the city.[7]

The tallest building recently completed in Denver is the Four Seasons Hotel and Tower, which rises 45 stories and 641 feet (195 m).[8] It now stands as the fourth-tallest building in Denver as well as the city's tallest residential tower. Currently under construction, the 1144 Fifteenth office tower will rise to just over 600 feet at over 40 stories making it the 5th tallest building in Denver upon completion in late 2017 or early 2018. Denver is currently experiencing a mid/high rise residential building boom with several large projects under construction throughout the city with many more breaking ground in the near future.

Like with many large cities in the United States, Denver’s CBD and the adjacent neighborhoods were blighted with the presence of many open parking lots in the 1970s and 80’s. Recent focus to redevelop these open lots and increase density/activity in the city’s core have been hugely successful as many of these lots are today being turned into large residential, retail and commercial developments. This is especially true around the newly redeveloped and highly popular Union Station area in Denver’s LoDo (Lower Downtown) neighborhood. What used to be open land, parking lots, warehouses and rail yards as recently as the turn of the century is now several city blocks of new residential and commercial buildings as well as a new RTD underground bus terminal, rail platforms/pavilions and a park. There are also improved pedestrian friendly connections to the RiNo (River North), Five Points, Auraria and Highland neighborhoods from the new development. Historic Union Station itself has been fully renovated and turned back into a travel and activity hub. It now includes the Denver Amtrak station, a new boutique hotel and several restaurants, bars & shops all centered on the large Great Hall inside and a public plaza outside along Wynkoop Street. Starting in April 2016 the University of Colorado A-Line commuter train began service directly connecting Union Station and downtown Denver to Denver International Airport and the airport's new 500+ room Westin Hotel & conference center.

The skyline of downtown Denver with Speer Boulevard in the foreground, facing southeast

Tallest buildings

Downtown Denver, Colorado
Republic Plaza, the tallest building in Colorado
1801 California Street, the second-tallest building in Denver
The Wells Fargo Center, the third-tallest building in Denver
The Denver World Trade Center, with World Trade Center II, the city's 30th-tallest building, to the right

This lists ranks Denver skyscrapers that stand at least 350 feet (107 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed.

Rank Name Height
ft / m
Floors Year Notes
1 Republic Plaza 714 / 218 56 1984 Has been the tallest building in Denver and Colorado since 1984. Tallest building in the Mountain States. Tallest building constructed in Denver in the 1980s.[1][9]
2 1801 California Street 709 / 216 53 1983 The tallest building in Denver and Colorado when completed in 1983 until it was surpassed by the Republic Plaza building in 1984. The roof houses an antenna mast; with this structure included, the building reaches to a total height of 738 feet (225 m). When measuring by pinnacle height this building remains the tallest building in Denver, Colorado.[2][10][11]
3 Wells Fargo Center 698 / 213 50 1983 Nicknamed "the Cash Register" because of its unique crown.[12][13]
4 Four Seasons Hotel Denver 641 / 172 45 2010 Topped off mid-September 2009.[14]
5 1999 Broadway 548 / 165 46 1985 Built around the historic Holy Ghost Church.[15][16]
6 707 17th Street 522 / 159 42 1981 Formerly known as MCI Plaza.[17][18]
7 555 17th Street 507 / 155 40 1978 Tallest building constructed in Denver in the 1970s.[19][20]
8 Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center 489 / 149 38 2005 [21][22]
9 Spire 478 / 145 41 2009 Topped off March 2009.[23]
10 1670 Broadway 448 / 137 34 1980 [24][25]
11 17th Street Plaza 438 / 134 33 1982 [26][27]
12 633 17th Street 434 / 132 32 1974 Formerly known as First Interstate Tower North.[28][29]
13 Brooks Tower 420 / 128 42 1968 Tallest building constructed in Denver in the 1960s.[30][31]
14 Denver Place South Tower 416 / 127 34 1981 [32][33]
15 One Tabor Center 408 / 124 30 1984 [34][35]
16 Johns Manville Plaza 404 / 123 29 1978 [36][37]
17 Granite Tower 398 / 121 31 1983 [38][39]
18 The Ritz-Carlton 390 / 119 38 1983 [40][41]
19 U.S. Bank Tower 389 / 119 26 1975 [42][43]
20 621 17th Street 384 / 117 28 1957 Tallest building constructed in Denver in the 1950s.[44][45]
21 1600 Glenarm Place 384 / 117 32 1967 Also known as Glenarm Plaza. Originally known as the Security Life building.[46][47]
23 One Lincoln Park 380 / 110 32 2008 [48]
24 Denver Financial Center 374 / 114 32 1981 [49][50]
25 Daniels & Fisher Tower 371 / 113 20 1910 Tallest building located west of the Mississippi River from 1910 until 1914. Tallest building constructed in Denver in the 1910s.[6][51]
26 Dominion Plaza South 368 / 112 28 1982 [52][53]
27 Lincoln Center 366 / 112 30 1972 [54][55]
28 1125 17th Street 363 / 111 25 1980 [56][57]
29 United Western Financial Center 357 / 109 24 1961 Also known as Matrix Capital Bank Tower.[58][59]
30 World Trade Center II 357 / 109 29 1980 [60][61]
31 1600 Broadway 352 / 107 26 1972 Also known as Colorado State Bank.[62][63]
32 The Curtis 350 / 107 30 1974 Also known as Executive Tower.[64][65]

* Table entry without text indicate that information regarding building height has not yet been released.

Under construction

This lists buildings that are under construction in Denver and are planned to rise at least 35 meters (115 ft).

Name Type Height*
ft / m
Floors Completion Year(est.) Notes
1144 Fifteenth Office 603 / 183.8 40 2018 [66]
The Confluence Residential 375 / 114.3 34 2017 [67]
Country Club Tower II Residential 328 / 98 32 2017 [68]
Country Club Tower III Residential 328 / 98 32 2017 [68]
1776 Curtis/999 17th Residential/Office 315 / 96 29 2018 [69]
1709 Chestnut Residential 265 / 80.7 24 2018 [70]
16 Chestnut Office 250 / 76 19 2018 [71]
The Coloradan Residential 235 / 72 19 2018 [72]
Le Meridien/AC Hotel Hotel 231 / 70.4 21 2017 [73]
Eviva-Cherokee Residential 228 / 69.5 18 2017 [74]
21st & Welton Residential 210 / 64 18 2018 [75]
Parq on Speer Residential 185 / 56.3 16 2019 [70]
Tower on La Loma Residential 160 / 48 15 2019 [76]
Colorado Center Tower 3 Office 210 / 64 15 2017 [77]
One Belleview Station Office 202 / 61.5 16 2017 [78]
Ascent Union Station Residential 160 / 48 14 2019 [70]
Hotel Born Hotel 156 / 47.5 12 2017 [79]
Alexan Uptown Residential 152 / 46.3 12 2017 [80]
Union Denver Residential/Grocer 151 / 46 13 2017 [81]
Alexan 20th Street Station Residential 144 / 44 12 2018 [82]
Alexan Arapahoe Square Residential 140 / 42.6 13 2018 [83]
Hilton Garden Inn Union Station Hotel 137.5 / 41.9 12 2019 [76]
Lakehouse Residential 135 / 41 12 2018 [84]
SOVA Residential 135 / 41 12 2018 [85]
The Laurel Residential 130 / 39.6 10 2018 [86]

* Table entries with dashes (—) indicate that information regarding building heights or dates of completion has not yet been released.

Proposed

This lists buildings that are Under Design Review, Approved or proposed in Denver and are planned to rise at least 30 meters (98 ft).

Name Type Height*
ft / m
Floors Anticipated Groundbreaking Notes
1501 Tremont Office 494 / 150.5 34

Proposed[87]

Block 162 Office Tower Office 440 / 134 32 2017/2018 Under Design Review[70]
Block 162 Hotel Hotel 440 / 134 32 Proposed [70]
Two Tabor Center Office 420 / 120 31 Proposed
13th & Delaware Residential 158 / 48.1 14 - Proposed[70]
14th & Court Residential 150 / 45.7 14 2017 Proposed[88]
600 Park Avenue Residential 140 / 42.6 13 2017 Under Design Review[89]
5050 South Syracuse Office 150 / 45.7 12 2017 Proposed[90]
Union Place Residential — / — 13 2017 Under Design Review[70]
Denver Rock Place Mixed-Use — / — 13 2018 Under Design Review[88]
World Trade Center Denver Phase 1 Mixed-Use — / — 12 2017 Under Design Review[91]
1600 Market Hotel Hotel 130 / 39.6 10 2017 Under Design Review[88]
Alexan Market Street Residential 130 / 39.6 11 2017 Under Design Review[70]
Market Station Residential/Office 130 / 39.6 10 2017 Under Design Review[92]
Bell Park Mixed-Use 100 / 30.4 10 2017/2018 Under Design Review[93]

* Table entries with dashes (—) indicate that information regarding building heights or dates of completion has not yet been released.

Timeline of tallest buildings

The Daniels & Fisher Tower stood as the tallest building in Denver from 1910 until 1957.

This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Denver.

Name Street address Years as tallest Height
ft / m
Floors Reference
Equitable Building 730 17th Street 1892–1910 148 / 45 9 [4]
Daniels & Fisher Tower 1601 Arapahoe Street 1910–1957 371 / 113 20 [51]
621 17th Street 621 17th Street 1957–1968 384 / 117 28 [45]
1600 Glenarm Place 1600 Glenarm Place 1967–1968 384 / 117 32 [47]
Brooks Tower 1020 15th Street 1968–1974 420 / 128 42 [31]
First Interstate Tower North 633 17th Street 1974–1978 434 / 132 32 [29]
555 17th Street 555 17th Street 1978–1981 509 / 155 40 [20]
MCI Plaza 707 17th Street 1981–1982 522 / 159 42 [18]
1801 California Street 1801 California Street 1982–1984 709 / 216 53 [10]
Republic Plaza 330 17th Street 1984–present 714 / 218 56 [9]

Notes

A. ^ New York has 216 existing and under construction buildings at least 492 feet (150 m), Chicago has 114, Miami has 32, Houston has 31, Los Angeles has 26, San Francisco has 21, Dallas has 20, Atlanta has 19, Boston has 19, Seattle has 18, Las Vegas has 16, Philadelphia has 15, Minneapolis has 11, Pittsburgh has 10, Jersey City has 9, Detroit has 8, Denver has 8. Source of skyline ranking information: SkyscraperPage.com: New York, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Boston, Seattle, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Jersey City, Minneapolis, Detroit, Denver.

See also

References

General
  • Emporis.com - Denver
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External links

  • Diagram of Denver skyscrapers on SkyscraperPage
  • DenverInfill Blog
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