LoDo Board Approves Geller’s Bell Tower

John Rebchook at the Rocky Mountain News has the details right here.

Good luck Buzz!

By | 2017-01-12T09:47:47+00:00 February 5, 2009|Categories: Infill, Lower Downtown, Residential, Zoning & Regulation|Tags: |26 Comments


  1. jellyneck February 5, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    That's exciting news!

  2. Anonymous February 5, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    I see Larimer Place residents worry about their views, etc. What can we do to protect my eyes from having to look at Larimer Place?????

  3. tallfreak February 5, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Great News!!!! We need some here. This wiil become my favorite building in Downtown once it gets built. Congrats Buzz.

  4. HaggaiV February 5, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Thanks Buzz! this is really exciting news. I cant wait to see it done. we hope to see more developments like this in the future.

  5. Anonymous February 5, 2009 at 9:14 pm


  6. Buzz Geller February 5, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Thank you all. I honestly believe that over the past months, it has been you who has made the difference. Today, we received a total vote of confidence from the board. This forum that Ken has created provides open discussion, honest criticism, and the wishes and dreams of concerned people who love their city. Keep it up–people are listening. I know I did!!!

  7. Anonymous February 5, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Whew! Now that this is all said and done… any word on the update to the civic center map?

  8. Johnnie February 5, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Go get em Buzz!

  9. Anonymous February 6, 2009 at 12:11 am

    I truly believe this building will change the way developers view this city going forward. This is the first big step in Denver being architecturally unique

    No more shoeboxes turned sideways!!!

    Thanks Buzz! You've already made a lasting impact on the future of this city

  10. Anonymous February 6, 2009 at 1:18 am

    A great day for Denver architecture and for visionary people like Buzz… Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright were given the chance in Chicago Architecture by developers in that city's development. 100 years from now, Fentress and Geller will hold the same history to Denver's skyline. Thanks Buzz…

  11. Scott Bennett February 6, 2009 at 3:24 am

    Fantastic. Thanks for sticking with this. Go sell some! I'd buy one if I could…

  12. dem February 6, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Great news!!!

  13. Brian Leidel February 6, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Man, I'm proud of your sticktuitiveness, Buzz. I don't know many developers would've stuck this out through the years in the ringer that you've been put through. Thank you, thank you, thank you for caring enough about this great city to keep up your time-consuming and expensive battle. I know it's going to pay off for Denver, and I hope it pays off for you in spades!!

  14. Anonymous February 6, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Great !!! Very exciting news. Mr. Geller is like the Obama of modern architecture in Denver. Congratulations to you and to the City!

  15. Anonymous February 6, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Good news. To be honest, I've been dumbfounded that until recently – more developers haven't taken advantage of the most serene natural resource around – the very few creeks, rivers, and waterways that interlop through the city. People love water because there is a tranquil beauty about being around it, which is why you see everyone gravitate to that area. I would have thought that the prime real estate locations would have sprouted up along these areas, but it's just now catching on.

  16. Anonymous February 6, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    "…People love water because there is a tranquil beauty about being around it, which is why you see everyone gravitate to that area…"

    I'm sure the 35 multimillionaires who will occasionally be there will truly appreciate that tranquility as they jet hear and back from SE Asia (re Westword).

    No complaints on the design, height or the idea of something significant going there. I remain utterly baffled by the exclusivity of it on a key corner where both the city and university are seeking to activate the connection between Auraria and LoDo.

  17. BruceQ February 6, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Wow! Fantastic! Congratulations and thank you, Mr. Geller!

    And thank you, Ken, for all you do to make Denver great!

  18. greenboy February 6, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Way to go Buzz. It's a beautiful building. Please try to make it as green as you can. It will help the sales as well. See if you can use the Creek… throw some geothermal cables in the bottom of it and use that to heat and cool your building.

  19. charles February 6, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Persistence pays off! Thanks Buzz for making Denver an even more layered and interesting city than it was before.

  20. Anonymous February 6, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Great news! Now, go get those units sold and get her built!

  21. Sacha Durand February 7, 2009 at 1:03 am

    This is a really, really inspiring and encouraging example of what drumming up support for a universally beloved cause (developing our downtown core!) by means like the internet can do. I can honestly say this is one of my prouder moments for Denver – the city that I love. Maybe this will help encourage further developments later on to get rid of all of the parking lots in the face of potentially ridiculous bureaucratic processes.

  22. Anonymous February 7, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Dude!!! your building is dead sexy.
    http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=163619&page=2 check out Skyscraperpage.com The rest of the world likes your tower too.

  23. Anonymous February 7, 2009 at 9:17 pm


  24. Anonymous February 8, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    glad to hear. keep em coming

  25. Christopher February 9, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Thanks for not giving up on this Buzz! I can't wait to walk along Auraria and look up at your tower as it welcomes me to our urban core.

  26. Anonymous February 11, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    SERIOUSLY!?!?! Did someone compare Curt Fentress to Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright?!?! You have to have your head checked. Fentress has done some big projects, but I would hardly consider anything they've done on the same level of the worst FLW or Sullivan building. I guess there is no accounting for taste…or intelligence for that matter.

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