Today we have a big photo update for you on Block 162, the 30-story office tower under construction along 15th Street between Welton and California.

In our previous update in early August, earth-moving was getting started. Three months later, the tower’s excavation has reached its full 44-foot depth and shoring walls are in place.

Let’s begin our photo tour with a nice overview from above looking northwest over the Block 162 site. The white tower under construction behind the historic Denver Dry Goods Building is the 15th & Stout Hotel that has a few more floors to go before reaching its 21-story height.

Aerial view of the Block 162 site looking northwest

Down at street level, we can see the Block 162 site from the across the intersection of 15th and Welton looking north, and from Welton Street looking west toward the corner of 15th and California.

Block 162 site looking north from 15th and Welton
Block 162 site from Welton looking west toward 15th and California

We have to get a little closer to appreciate the really big hole in the ground at Block 162.

Block 162's shoring walls for the underground parking levels

But to really see what’s going on down inside, let’s go way up again for a better view.

Looking down into Block 162's excavation

We also now see there will be a second red tower crane joining the scene at Block 162.

Close-up of Block 162's foundation and shoring walls
Close-up of Block 162's foundation and shoring walls

Here’s one more aerial shot, this time taking in the entirety of Block 162 (the block) where we can see the gap between Block 162 (the project) and the rear of the historic McClintock and Sage buildings where the proposed 38-story Block 162 Hotel will go.

Aerial view of the entire Block 162

And to wrap up this post, check out these new renderings, courtesy of Patrinely Group the developer, and Gensler the project architect. None of these renderings show the proposed Block 162 Hotel.

View of Block 162 from 16th and California, courtesy Patrinely Group and Gensler

We’ll be back next when the project starts going vertical above street level.