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.
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.
We have to get a little closer to appreciate the really big hole in the ground at Block 162.
But to really see what’s going on down inside, let’s go way up again for a better view.
We also now see there will be a second red tower crane joining the scene at Block 162.
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.
We’ll be back next when the project starts going vertical above street level.