With the recent completion of One Lincoln Park, the 32-story condo tower at Lincoln and Welton Streets on Block 177 in Downtown Denver, now is a good time to take a look back at the project that was the first residential high-rise to join the Downtown skyline in twenty years.

One Lincoln Park was the topic of my very first blog entry, dated July 5, 2005. At that time, we didn’t even know the exact location of the project; all we had to go on was the teaser ad that appeared in the June 24-30, 2005 edition of the Denver Business Journal:

In my March 21, 2006 blog, I reported that One Lincoln Park had their ceremonial groundbreaking that day. Looking back on it, that was a pretty fast turnaround from project announcement to groundbreaking: about 8 months. Don’t you wish all projects could get underway so quickly?

It took a few months for actual construction to get started however. Here’s a photo of the site from my May 7, 2006 blog:

By October 2006, the tower crane had been installed:

and by the end of November 2006, One Lincoln Park construction was fully engaged:

Then, it was just a matter of watching the building go up.

January 2007 – June 2007 – July 2007:

August 2007 – September 2007 – January 2008:

February 2008 – April 2008 – July 2008:

Congratulations, One Lincoln Park and welcome to the skyline! Now, if we could only get about 30 more One Lincoln Parks in Downtown…