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View of some of the downtown buildings. Republic Plaza (Denver's tallest) to the left. The
tower of the City & County Building can be seen to the right.


View of downtown from the Civic Center Park.


Republic Plaza is the tallest building in Denver. It's 714 ft. (218 m.) tall and was completed
in 1984.


Brown Palace Hotel seen in the middle below is a famous, fashionable hotel in downtown Denver
from 1892. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is from 1912. Wells Fargo Center is seen in the
background. It is Denver's finest example of French Gothic architecture.


Downtown with Republic Plaza and Wells Fargo Center in the middle.


The top of Wells Fargo Center. This building is also called the Cash Register due to the shape
of the top.


Wells Fargo Center is currently the third tallest building in Denver. It was completed in 1983
and is 698 ft. (213 m.) tall.


The World Trade Center consists of two towers. The taller one is 357 ft. (109 m.) and the
shorter one is 325 ft. (99 m.). They were completed in 1980 and 1979, respectively.




Denver Union Station with train connections to
Winter Park ski resort, Chicago, and California.


Denver Performing Arts Complex.


The dancing sculptures outside the Denver Performing Arts Complex. The Colorado Convention Center
is seen in the background.


Colorado Convention Center. The street passes
under/through it.




Republic Plaza again.


Cherry Creek runs south through the area of the same name.


Denver Pavilions with a movie theater, stores, restaurants, and nightclubs.


Hard Rock Cafe on 16th St. Mall.


Daniels & Fisher Tower next to 16th Street Mall. It was once the tallest building in Denver.
The tower is inspired by St. Mark's Tower in Venice (see the Vegas copy here: http://img426.imageshack.us/img426/5060/img2519lasvegasthevenetiansain.jpg).


More pictures coming later.
 

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Your tallest is only 714 feet? I suppose that's due to height restrictions.
 

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xzmattzx: Thanks!

VanSeaPor: I doubt there are any height restrictions now, since the new airport (DIA) is pretty far from the city center, but there might have been some at the time when Republic Plaza was built, since the old airport (Stapleton) was much closer to downtown.

Raleigh-NC: Thanks and you're welcome. :)

bungalowbuck: You're welcome. I don't have any photos of the old neighborhoods currently, but I'll try to keep that in mind when I go on some future photo tour around the city.
 

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We start off this part with a winter picture of Colorado State Capitol.


The Pepsi Center is home to the Denver Nuggets and the Colorado Avalanche as well as the
Colorado Crush arena football team. It can seat between 15,000 and 20,000 guests.




The Denver skyline at dawn as seen from Green Mountain.


Bank One Tower is 363 ft. (111 m.) tall and was completed in 1980.


Temple Emanuel now known as the Temple Events Center.




Millennium Bridge.


If you don't want to walk up and down 16th St. Mall, you can take the bus for free.


There are also other means of transportation.


Denver Pavilions in the background and Paramount Theatre to the right.




The top of Daniels & Fisher Tower.




1999 Broadway is currently the fourth tallest tower in Denver. It's from 1985 and is
544 ft. (166 m.) tall.




Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.


Trinity United Methodist Church and Wells Fargo Center behind it.


Sheraton Hotel in the suburb of Lakewood.


Denver Place South Tower.
 

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Any buildings built in the 1990s. It seems that last skyscraper you are showing pictures of was built in 1985. I know there are several on board to be built with condos coming up. Just strange nothing was built in the 1990s when the economy was the strongest.
 

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MVBergy24,
xzmattzx: Thank you!

@Cary NC: Not a lot was happening in the 90's regarding building construction in downtown Denver. If you look at Emporis http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/ci/bu/?id=101307, you cannot find a single 'scraper in the top 40 built in that decade. Luckily, things are starting to change. Maybe they were too busy with the new airport (DIA) which opened in 1995.
 

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As a Denver-area native and a longtime fan of skyscrapers, the 'scraper boom ended more or less around 1985 at the time of the last oil industry bust. Since then, the commercial property market has been filled by office parks in outlying areas. The downtown area was overbuilt, more or less.

When I was in high school, (20+ years ago), I had a scrapbook of the announced and building 'scrapers. I had to update it monthly (no small task without a computer) as the market was booming.

I doubt Denver will see anything surpass the Republic Plaza any time soon.
 

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A great city on the rise. I occasionally keep track on Denver's progress on the DenverInfill Blog. A really good friend of mine is from Denver and he'd like to show me around someday. I've always been curious about it, so until then, keep up with the great photographs.
 

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@MCC & Black Box: Thank you!

More pictures on the way, including some of Invesco Field.
 
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