Denver Place
Denver Place is an office complex in Denver, Colorado, comprising the North and South Towers, Terraces and the Plaza Tower. Denver Place is Colorado's largest commercial office property offering stunning 350 degree views of Denver, including those of the breath taking Rocky Mountains. Denver Place South Tower is the tallest building of the complex. It is 416 feet (127 m) tall, has 34 floors, and was completed in 1981. The Denver Place complex is located in the downtown area of Denver, Colorado and mostly consists of four high-rise buildings spanning two city blocks. The Denver Place North and South Towers take up the southeastern block. They were developed in 1981 by Devco Property Inc. from design by Marvin E. Knedler & Assoc. Architects, P.C. The South Tower is the tallest, reaching 416 feet with 34 floors, while the North Tower is 285 feet tall with 23 floors. The two towers are elongated hexagons made of silver grey aluminum panels contrasted by dark grey reflective glass. They sit diagonally from one another, connected by a six story terraced building. At street level is a retail mall that includes stores such as Dependable Cleaners, Denver Place Athletic Club, Baja Fresh, Compass Bank, Starbucks Coffee, and Vision Care. The building has won many awards including the 2005 Denver Metro Building Owners And Managers Association Building of the Year Award in the Earth Award category and the Gold LEED-EB Label for its green design. The northwestern block holds the Granite Tower, Denver, built in 1983. Formerly known as the Plaza Tower, this skyscraper stands at 398 feet tall with 31 floors. At the north end of this block is first and only Ritz-Carlton Denver of Denver, formerly the Embassy Suites. The building is 390 feet tall and has 38 floors. Both the Granite Tower and the Ritz-Carlton parts of Denver Place were sold. Granite Properties paid $161 million for the Denver Place Plaza Tower at 1099 18th St., which includes the Embassy Suites Hotel, The Apartments at Denver Place and the Athletic Club at Denver Place. However, it simultaneously spun off the hotel, the luxury apartments and the health club to BWAB Real Estate Ventures. "The Denver Place deal was a perfect fit for Granite's model," Michael Dardick, president of privately held Granite, said in a statement. Granite owns and operates an 8 million-square-foot commercial real estate portfolio. Building Managed By LBA Realty, LLC Security by Advantage Security