Back in July we reported the groundbreaking for the 10-story 300,000 square-foot office building at 16th and Wewatta. For about six weeks the site stood still with a single excavator on site. Now, orange fences have been put up, the parking lot has been torn out, and earth moving has begun. What a great site to see! Between 16th, 17th, Wewatta and Chestnut, there are now three high-rises under construction with one (Cadence) almost complete. Here is a photo of the site.
1601 Wewatta will be as tall as its neighbor, Cadence, and 3-stories shorter; because the floor to ceiling height is taller in office buildings. This building will also give us something we have not yet experienced: an almost completely obstructed view of Downtown Denver from the Millennium Bridge. That’s not necessarily a bad thing! The view is changing from looking over a wide open field to looking over a brand new urban neighborhood. We are living in an ever changing city where views from our favorite vantage points are also continuously changing. All great signs of a developing, growing city. What’s next for this project? Four levels of underground parking need to get excavated so it will be awhile before we see this break street level. For more details and renderings of 1601 Wewatta, head on over here.