The Platform at Union Station was always a special project to me. At the time of its announcement, The Platform, developed by Holland Partner Group, was the tallest project I would be following for the next couple of years, along with being the largest new project in the neighborhood. Nowadays, projects like The Confluence, 1144 Fifteenth, and SkyHouse Denver are quite taller, but The Platform will always be the first 20+ story project I followed extensively for DenverInfill.
We had quite a bit of coverage on the 21-story, 240 foot, 288-unit apartment project. Since this started right as Union Station was booming, it’s a great journey to see it go up alongside the evolving neighborhood.
Check out our previous posts:
New Union Station Project: 1650 Wewatta [Announcement]
Union Station: 1650 Wewatta Update #1 [Excavation Commenced]
Union Station: 1650 Wewatta Update #2 [Tower Crane Installed]
Union Station: The Platform Update #3 [Structure at Street-level]
Union Station: The Platform Update #4 [6-stories]
Union Station: The Platform Update #5 [11-stories & New Facade]
Union Station: The Platform Update #6 [New On the Skyline]
Union Station: The Platform Update #7 [18-stories & New Glass]
Union Station: The Platform Update #8 [Topped Out]
This final update is going to be a little bit different than our others. Instead of running out and photographing the project in a single day, I have a collection of photos, taken over the past year, where The Platform has made its mark. Not only do these photos feature the finished product, it also shows how positively it impacts our everyday views.
If you’re taking a stroll down the 17th Street Gardens, it’s very hard to miss the white facade and blue glass featured on The Platform.
At eye level, the Union Station neighborhood has some great dense urban qualities.
Cleverly named, The Platform sits right next to the Commuter Rail canopy. It will feature ground floor retail along 17th Avenue and has a mountain themed work of art tucked away against the platform itself.
From the Lower Highlands, it stands out on Denver’s skyline. Thank you Ken for access to the great view in the second picture!
There are two components to this project: a 13-story and 21-story structure. You can see the step up from the front of Union Station.
The 18th Street pedestrian bridge has always given us great views of The Platform. Here is one last look before it gets covered up by its neighbor, Pivot.
Let’s wrap up this post with some aerials. As these were not shot specifically for The Platform, you can get a sense that this project has great scale and massing while making a very positive impact in the Union Station neighborhood.
Can you spot it in these last two aerials?
Welcome to the Denver Union Station neighborhood!