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Delgany Apartments Update #5

On my last update of the Delgany Apartments, we looked at a top down view of the site. Today we are going down to the street level to see what’s going on in detail.

First off, the tower crane has since been erected bringing the total tower crane count to 4 in the Union Station Neighborhood (Cadence and the two wing buildings sporting the 3 others).

Here we can see a few things. Just like when they dug below the historic Union Station building, they have to brace existing structures to make sure they don’t tip or topple over until the foundation is set. Speaking of foundation, work on that should start very soon. Rebar  is being staged all around the site. It also looks like there will be a smaller crane on site as well (look for the smaller blue base in the second picture).

 

This is a very exciting time in any project construction because the site preparations are almost done and we will soon be able to see it rise above street level. If this all seems like it’s been progressing painfully slow, remember they had to demolish existing buildings as well. If you don’t remember what the Delgany Apartments are going to look like, head on over to Ken’s post here for a rendering.

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6 Comments

  1. chachafish says:

    Since you mentioned four cranes in the area and you said, “Just like when they dug below the historic Union Station building…”

    Just wondering, with all this digging going on, have any sites discovered anything of historical interest in this old part of the city?

    • Ryan Dravitz says:

      I have not heard of anything significant being found, but it would be interesting to find out if any history has been uncovered.

  2. Ted says:

    While not downtown, the recent excavation for the new parking garage at the Denver Botanic Gardens uncovered graves from the legendary old cemetery that used to (and I suppose still does if there are still coffins/bodies) occupy the Cheeseman/Congress Park site.

  3. MarkB says:

    This will be a great project, but ironically, I suppose (given the above question about discovering things), it will actually be covering up a bit of history, in the form of the old (but restored within the past decade or so) Daniels & Fisher Warehouse #2 sign. But that’s a small price to pay for the densification of downtown.

  4. Soon Ling says:

    Follow as we ride!!!