1144 Fifteenth Update #19

Earlier this month, we took a very extensive look at 1144 Fifteenth from multiple perspectives around Downtown Denver. While not much has changed on the tower itself, one element of the project now stands out from the rest, literally. The tower crane was jumped last weekend and is now very visible on the Denver skyline. The last time we saw a crane this high up was when the Four Seasons was under construction.

First, let’s start out with the crane viewed from 13th Avenue and Speer Boulevard, where we recently photographed TriVista Speer, and from around 11th Avenue and Santa Fe.

You can clearly see that the tower crane towers above the Four Seasons. Here are two more perspectives from River North, on Larimer Street, and from the path with the best view up near Speer Boulevard and Zuni.

Of course, a panorama must be taken when presented with such a great view. How many cranes do you see from here? Hint: it’s over 10!

Click here for a very large version of the panorama below.

We have lots of exciting infill coming to you next week. Have a great weekend DenverInfill readers!

By | 2017-10-15T09:49:09+00:00 February 24, 2017|Categories: Central Downtown, Infill, Office, Urbanism|Tags: |6 Comments


  1. Dave February 24, 2017 at 8:50 am

    I count 16 cranes.

  2. Joe Dennis February 27, 2017 at 8:51 am

    I am curious to know how the crane operator arrives at his or her station atop such a high crane. Seems like it would be exhausting every time you had to take a break to ascend and descend. Thank you.

  3. Katherine Moloney March 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    climbs the stairs from the ground

  4. Katherine Moloney March 13, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Now crane operator climbs from midway they have a ramp from crane to a floor where there is an elevator

  5. ChrisA April 12, 2017 at 7:40 am

    It seems that the tower is beginning a curve inward now. The renderings show a curve in more towards the top so it looks as though it will have some additional features, unless I’m looking at it wrong on my walks by all the time.

  6. DKL April 19, 2017 at 11:30 am

    The crane operator takes the exterior buck hoist up to the highest level the hoist is operating and then climbs the remainder up the tower crane section. The exterior façade begins to cant in at level 28 with several different angle pitches to the tip of the crown. Very complicated geometry.

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