It is time to wrap up 1401 Lawrence, a 22-story, 290,000 square foot office tower, designed and built by The Beck Group and developed by First Gulf. Announced back in October 2013, this project came back to life after the great recession. You can read about the legacy of 1401 Lawrence back in our announcement post. We had a total of 17 updates, which tracked this project along every single milestone. Instead of listing out all the posts, like we normally do, we are going to utilize our new design. Click the link below to see a grid of all the posts we have done on 1401 Lawrence.
For Part 1 of our final update, we are going to be focusing on the exterior of the project. It’s worth noting that all of these photos were taken in the fall when leaves were on the trees, and the sun was just a little higher in the sky. The exterior has not changed since then with the exception of the Polsinelli logo lit up at night.
Let’s start out with the view from Speer Boulevard. 1401 Lawrence nicely complements the other buildings in the area with a large glass curtain wall and a minimal earth-toned facade.
At dusk and night, 1401 Lawrence has a nice glow.
One of the popular views of 1401 Lawrence is the view from Larimer Square. There were many fears about the project towering over the historic district. Instead, it creates a nice juxtaposition between modern and historic architecture.
Here are three more perspectives of the completed exterior from various angles around Downtown Denver. You can also see the different facade that is featured on the northeast portion of the project.
On the parking structure, an art installation is lit up at night adding a nice break in the garage screening. According to First Gulf, the perforated zinc panels are a snapshot of the Rocky Mountains. The back-lit panels enhance the pedestrian experience when walking alongside 1401 Lawrence.
Speaking of the pedestrian experience, what does that look like? The ground floor looks sharp featuring a brand new sidewalk with inviting retail and main entrances.
For Part 2 of our final update, we will be taking an inside look along with views from the very top!