Hilton Garden Inn Union Station Update #2

Over the past six months, the Hilton Garden Inn going up in the Union Station neighborhood has been busy with construction activities. These activities include excavation, dewatering, pouring the foundation (all 20 million pounds of it!), and now, installing the tower crane which will help build the 12-story hotel.

First, let’s take a look at the new tower crane. Crews were finishing the install well into the evening on Tuesday, June 20. The last time we saw a tower crane in this area was when Elan was under construction.

Since crews were still installing the tower crane, the site was a little tricky to access at the ground level. However, we are still able to give you a little peek of what’s going on at the project site. Yesterday evening, the mobile crane, which erected the tower crane, was getting shipped away on multiple trucks. This was the last piece of it, ready to be hauled off. Towards 20th Street, we can see that the historic Hose Company No. 1 building, which will be integrated in the project, has been completed covered up and is undergoing renovations.

As we mentioned in the introduction, foundation and dewatering activities were taking place. Here we can see a glimpse of exactly that through the fence and water tanks.

A 12-story building in this area of the Union Station neighborhood is going to have a significant impact. We will come back around once it gets above street level.

By | 2017-09-18T18:06:51+00:00 June 21, 2017|Categories: Infill, Lodging, Union Station, Urbanism|Tags: |7 Comments


  1. Mike June 21, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    If you had to guess, how long will it take to get to street-level?

    • Ryan Dravitz June 21, 2017 at 2:34 pm

      Complete guess, I would say August since they are already going vertical on the underground floors.

  2. Citizen Kane June 21, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    too bad alta is such a giant piece of crap.

  3. Jane June 22, 2017 at 6:34 am

    Can you explain exactly what the “dewatering” activity is on this site? Thanks

  4. Josh Davis June 22, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Dewatering is when we pump out the ground water that comes into the site, clean and filter it through Denver and state of Colorado codes and place the water back into the Platte River. We are currently pumping 500+ gallons of water a minute to keep the water level down below our slab until we at back up to ground level.

  5. JMiller June 24, 2017 at 1:07 am

    Cookie-cutter is the best design they could come up with?

  6. Dan June 26, 2017 at 2:03 am

    Chestnut St should be expanded when given the chance. With 16th St blocked off and all other north/south streets blocked, that leaves 20th/Chestnut as the primary entry/exit point to 25 and downtown. Wewetta is partial but then have to go all the way to Park Ave or Speer. Will be interesting how traffic gets handled once Whole Foods and the 1000+ new apts get occupied.

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