1144 Fifteenth Tops Out!

Today was a good day as 1144 Fifteenth, the tallest office tower built in Downtown Denver over the past 30 years, officially topped out! Along with a ceremony, the “highest” steel beam was raised up to the top of the tower at noon.

All of the hard working men and women gathered outside the project to observe the ceremonial steel beam get raised to the top.

The ceremonial beam went up in style with a pine tree affixed to the top and a Colorado and American flag attached to the bottom, swaying in the wind.

If you remember from the renderings many months back, 1144 Fifteenth will feature a curved roof-line which is starting to take shape from both sides of the building. Both the roof-line and solid glass wall will add a modern splash to Downtown Denver’s skyline.

We have a very exciting, in-depth update on 1144 Fifteenth coming to you next week. Stay tuned!

By | 2017-07-20T07:50:02+00:00 July 14, 2017|Categories: Central Downtown, Infill, Office, Skyline, Urbanism|Tags: |17 Comments


  1. Jeffrey July 15, 2017 at 7:27 am - Reply

    The siding looks cheap! All that work, and this is what they give us. ;-(

    • Dan July 15, 2017 at 8:12 am - Reply

      Glass, steel, concrete and the lobby is still in progress… No stucco, no earth tones. How exactly does this look cheap?

    • Jason July 15, 2017 at 10:38 am - Reply

      lol wut are you talking about, Jeffrey?

      • Jeffrey July 15, 2017 at 5:20 pm - Reply

        Especially towards the top, smooth, curved tapering would have looked much better than straight edges connected at odd angles.

        • kylem July 17, 2017 at 10:31 am - Reply

          This building is really nice. Maybe you should go downtown and take a look for yourself, because I don’t understand what you’re not seeing in these photos.

    • Ryan July 17, 2017 at 10:30 am - Reply

      Denver Infill is fortunate to have so many professional architecture critics sharing their opinions. Where do you guys find the time?

  2. Ty July 15, 2017 at 8:09 am - Reply

    i wish the crown would still light up 🙁

  3. Steve July 15, 2017 at 11:40 am - Reply

    Denver needs about 2 dozen more of these “modern splashes” to crawl out of Bland Boxville, USA.

  4. SilkyJohnson July 15, 2017 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    I swear, Denver could get the most modern, beautiful skyscraper in the world and you people would still find something to complain about.

    • Freddie July 17, 2017 at 1:43 pm - Reply

      LOL! That’s the truth.

  5. Dan July 15, 2017 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    Congrats to these developers. They have been wanting to put up a building that looks like this since they bought the land 10-15 years ago. I always liked the concept and now that it is nearly finished I strongly approve!!!

  6. Matthew Grizzell July 15, 2017 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    I disagree…the glazing does not look cheap at all! Maybe a bit dense with all of the window borders standing in relief, but I think it is a dynamic addition to the skyline. For reference, cheap would be the botched toothpick sticking out of the Four Seasons next door!

  7. Ryan July 17, 2017 at 7:54 am - Reply

    Agree with the previous 5 statements…

  8. COtoOC July 17, 2017 at 10:50 am - Reply

    I love it! From certain angles, it really changes the skyline.

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  10. Dan B July 18, 2017 at 10:06 am - Reply

    This is one of my favorite buildings. Brings an interesting shape and density to downtown

  11. Gary July 20, 2017 at 10:00 am - Reply

    Everyone is right. A couple of nights ago, I watched the movie Lost in Translation (2003), and near the end of the film during one of its many scans of the fascinating Tokyo skyline, THERE IT WAS–the twin brother of this building. So this building’s concept has to at least be 15 years old (after all, thought the architect, how much cross traffic can there be between Denver and Tokyo?). This building is Fine. It’s OK. One day, Denver may start erecting things that don’t come from the architectural firms’ Clearance Table, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be dead by then. It’s Fine.

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