It’s that time again! There are a lot of tower cranes up around Central Denver and we went around in the chilly weather to count them all. Back in the spring, we mentioned that the number of cranes currently up (23) was probably the maximum Denver was going to see for the year. Contrary to what we said, there are now more than 23 tower cranes in Central Denver. Before we get to it, here is a small disclaimer:
This census is for tower cranes only. The self-erecting cranes (cranes without a ladder mast or cab) on smaller builds are not counted.
Let the count commence! Tower crane number One belongs to The Confluence. This one will be taken down fairly soon now that the project is topped out. Number Two and Three are fairly new to the area helping build AMLI Riverfront Green and The Parkside Apartments.
Fourteen and Fifteen are helping urbanize Arapahoe Square towering above Alexan 20th Street Station and Alexan Arapahoe Square. Sixteen is high above the Welton Corridor belonging to The Lydian. I completely forgot to take a current photo of this one but I assure you it’s there. Seventeen is building Alexan LoHi.
Heading to the edges of DenverInfill’s territory, green Italian tower cranes Twenty-Eight and Twenty-Nine are high above University Boulevard building 2450 South University, a project we have yet to cover. Number Thirty belongs to 2270 South University Boulevard, another project we have yet to cover. Last but not least, Thirty-One is up at the 9th and Colorado redevelopment.
There you have it. Thirty-One tower cranes. Who knows, maybe that number will increase by our next census!
EDIT – 12/19/2016 – 11:09am: A reader pointed out that we missed one tower crane at 10th and Osage in Lincoln Park. We verified that it meets the criteria bringing the total count to Thirty-Two! We have also added the pin to the map below.
Feel free to interact with the map below where we charted out all of the tower cranes we featured in this post. Click on a pin to view the name of the project.