LPC Upholds Bell Tower Approval

At their meeting on Tuesday, the Denver Landmark Preservation Commission upheld the Lower Downtown Design Review Board’s approval of Buzz Geller’s proposed “Bell Tower” project at Speer and Market. In February, a LoDo resident had filed an appeal to the LPC to overturn the LDDRB’s approval of the Bell Tower’s preliminary design.

Now, the rest is up to Mr. Geller and his development team to move this project from concept to reality.

By | 2017-01-12T09:57:37+00:00 March 18, 2009|Categories: Architecture, Infill, Lower Downtown, Residential, Zoning & Regulation|Tags: |22 Comments


  1. Anonymous March 18, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Good news, good news, good news. Sad to think some want to preserve Denver under glass, er, make that plastic, with a skyline occupied with nothing but Brook's Towers. BLEH! C'mon, Mr. Geller, let's build this thing.

  2. Chris March 18, 2009 at 1:33 pm


    Let's hope this gets underway. From what I've read he already has a good amount of interest from buyers so I don't think selling the units would be that difficult.

    I really think this could be a defining tower for our skyline.

    It's certainly the most unique architectural design we've seen in Denver and I am all for raising the skyline on the west side of downtown.

  3. Anonymous March 18, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Congratulations Mr. Geller!

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  6. Anonymous March 18, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Hip Hip Horray! When fore-sight wins we all win.

  7. Anonymous March 18, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    So when does construction begin, Buzz??

  8. Johnnie March 18, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Congrats Buzz, go make another mark on this town. I'm so happy that your building will be in front of the rest from the spear side.

  9. Charles Carpenter March 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Fantastic news. Go Buzz go!

  10. Anonymous March 18, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Any word on financing?

  11. Eric March 18, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    excellent news!!! it will be a great addition to that part of the sky line!

  12. dem March 18, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Grats Buzz!

  13. Anonymous March 18, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    I've been waiting to hear this since 1 pm yesterday. Congrats and good luck with an awesome landmark for the Denver skyline… no more cow-town architecture!

  14. Anonymous March 19, 2009 at 12:20 am

    If Buzz is reading these… I would also suggest he do whatever he can to push the city to hurry up with the Speer realignment. It would create a nearly 2-block creekside park in front of Larimer Square and his building.

  15. Mymilehi March 19, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Twenty years later….

  16. Anonymous March 19, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    What a relief! If financing is an issue at this point, I have a private funding source. Let's do this thing!

  17. Sacha Durand March 19, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    This is such good news! I'm really excited for this project to move forward in the next few years, with hope. I can't wait to see more things going up, especially while we're waiting for the economy to stabilize.

  18. Anonymous March 19, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    I can breath! I can breath!

  19. Beth Partin March 20, 2009 at 10:58 am

    I can see everyone here is quite enthusiastic, but I have my doubts about this project. There's nothing else around it that it remotely close to its size. I worry that it will stick out like a sore thumb. I hope I'm wrong.

  20. Anonymous March 20, 2009 at 11:37 am

    One might say the same thing about the Eiffel Tower, The Big Wheel in London, the St Louis Arch…. Good architecture is meant to stand out like a proud thumb…

  21. Anonymous March 20, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Beth, do you live in larimer place?

  22. TallFreak March 22, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    I want to see some good renderings of this beauty. Way to go Buzz. Can't wait to see it get built.

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