999 17th Street Update #13

Our Update #12 on 999 17th Street—now known as Prism—was only three months ago, but this project is so fun to watch go up (and photograph) that we’re back already with another post.

Last time, glass was going up on the pragmatic Curtis Street side of the building. Now, it’s the prismatic 17th Street side getting the glass. Let’s take a look!

View up 17th Street:

View of Prism looking up 17th Street

Next we have closeups of the 17th Street facade with five diagonal folds that create six angled reflecting planes:

Folded glass curtain wall of Prism's 17th Street facade

Finally, a shot looking down 17th Street with the historic Railway Exchange Building (Hotel Monaco) to our right:

View of Prism looking down 17th Street toward Lower Downtown

Our next update on Prism may be our last as the project is scheduled to open in January 2019.

By | 2018-09-30T11:08:39+00:00 September 27, 2018|Categories: Central Downtown, Infill, Office, Residential, Urbanism|Tags: |10 Comments


  1. Erik September 28, 2018 at 8:34 am - Reply

    Wow they’re moving quick on this project and the progress is fantastic. Really great updates this week. Do you guys have a Patreon (or something like that) were we can help support the blog?

  2. Bobby Mucho September 28, 2018 at 9:41 am - Reply

    Some great infill over the years, but damn; so many empty lots still.

    • DS September 30, 2018 at 1:04 pm - Reply

      Amen. Made even more jarring by the relatively poor, dated use of street-level space (empty plazas, parking garages, blank walls, etc.)

  3. AJ September 28, 2018 at 10:28 am - Reply

    Really liking this building. Looks better every time you provide us with an update. It’s sharp-looking and different for Denver. Curious if any tenants have locked in. And I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this style of building but 4 to 5 times (or more) taller would be amazing!

  4. Michael September 28, 2018 at 11:01 am - Reply

    It’s looking really great. I’m excited for it to be completed.

  5. Chuck September 29, 2018 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    Looks great, but I find it an interesting juxtaposition between Prizm and The Quincy. The Quincy has such plain boxy look with bland materials and Prizm is sleek and modern. Also thought it was interesting the parking garage on The Q got brick while the apartments appear to have some sort of siding siding and stucco. These were the same developers correct?

    • T Valerio September 30, 2018 at 6:12 am - Reply

      I am not sure why, but I believe the stark contrast between the Quincy and Prizm was 100% intentional as they were designed by the same company. And yes same developers. They were supposed to be managed by partnering companies as well, and that may still be the case.

  6. JimmyO October 2, 2018 at 9:47 am - Reply

    I drove by this last weekend… really is amazing! Too bad it didn’t have another 50 stories.

  7. KellyA October 3, 2018 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    So beautiful and amazing – Any word on a new Denver Headquarter coming in or who will be filling this building? Tech Startups?

  8. Jim October 12, 2018 at 12:31 am - Reply

    The pictures here do not do this building justice. I walked by it the other day and it looks much better in real life. In real life it doesn’t come off as being so squat and chunky. I like this one.

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