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Bank One Tower
Height: 363'
Stories: 25
Year: 1980
Located on the north end of downtown between 17th and 18th Streets, the Bank One Tower enjoys a location on one of Denver's busiest financial streets.

Built in 1980, this 25-story tower is home to Bank One Colorado and hosts the regional offices of MetLife. The tower features a small display of illumination at night, detailed in the night photo below.
 



Matrix Capital Bank
Height: 357'
Stories: 24
Year: 1964
Built in 1961, this building at 700 17th Street was first known as the Bank West Tower, eventually being vacated from 1988-2000. In 1998, the building was briefly named the Legacy Tower as it underwent a $30M renovation.

In 2000, Matrix Capital Bank of Las Cruces, NM announced they were moving their corporate headquarters to Denver, and the Legacy Tower quickly landed Matrix as its anchor tenant. Now called Matrix Capital Bank, this historic Denver skyscraper was equipped with Matrix logos and impressive nighttime illumination.



World Trade Center II (1675 Broadway)
Height: 357'
Stories: 29
Year: 1980
Owned by Brookfield Properties, 1675 Broadway is just one of two towers in a twin-tower complex known as the World Trade Center.

The 29-story building was completed in 1980 along with its shorter counterpart, and stands at 357' tall. The towers play a critical role in anchoring the southern end of downtown, and are directly across from Republic Plaza. The 16th Street Mall and Broadway offer easy access to the complex.
     



Colorado State Bank
Height: 352'
Stories: 26
Year: 1972
Built in 1972, the Colorado State Bank houses the headquarters of its namesake tenant. The 352', 26-story tower stands along Broadway two blocks from the Colorado State Capitol.

Having been one of the 1970's architectural contributions to Denver's skyline, the tower's design is undeniably of that era. In 2003, a nighttime illumination display was installed to make the building a significant icon on the nighttime skyline.



Executive Tower Inn
Height: 350'
Stories: 30
Year: 1974
The Executive Tower enjoys a location directly across the street from the Denver Performing Arts Complex and close proximity to the Colorado Convention Center. The building, however, has fallen from prominence in Denver and is considered one of the most depressed high-rises in the city.

Fortunately, with the renaissance of the area, thanks in no small part to the expansion of the convention center, the tower will soon undergo a massive renovation that will include removing the building's facade, stripping it down to its shell, and completely remodeling the building inside and out. The latest available renderings of what the new facade will look like are below.



Larimer Place
Height: 335'
Stories: 32
Year: 1981
Larimer Place, a 32-story residential high-rise, is one of Denver's premiere residential addresses.

One of only a few residential high-rises in the city, Larimer Place anchors the northwestern Denver skyline along with the Brooks Tower and Barclay Tower.
 



410 Building
Height: 335'
Stories: 24
Year: 1978
Located directly north of Republic Plaza, the 410 Building is often hidden in almost every vantage point of the Denver skyline.

At a height of 335', the 410 Building sits on Tremont Street between 17th and 16th Streets. Housing the Denver offices for Haliburton Oil, the building is also the home to many law firms and other institutions.

   



Qwest Building

Height: 330'
Stories: 21
Year: 1976

Built in 1976 as the Mountain Bell Center, this 330' tower originally housed the offices for now-extinct baby bell Mountain Bell. Mountain Bell eventually became US West, and US West eventually became Qwest. Despite the changing names, this building has always housed signficant operations for the regional phone company.

One item of interest is the old Bell logo that was carved into the top of the building during construction.
 



D&F Tower
Height: 330'
Flagpole: 365'
Stories: 20
Year: 1910
One of Denver's most celebrated historic structures, the Daniels and Fisher (D&F) Tower was built to anchor the D&F Department store on 16th and Arapahoe in 1910. Modeled after the Campanile in Venice, the tower was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River from 1910-1914.

In the 1980s, urban renewal threatened to demolish the tower as it had the adjoining 4-story department store to make way for the Tabor Center. Massive public outcry saved the building, and today the D&F Tower is one of Denver's most treasured landmarks.



World Trade Center I (1625 Broadway)
Height: 325'
Stories: 28
Year: 1979
Owned by Brookfield Properties, 1675 Broadway is just one of two towers in a twin-tower complex known as the World Trade Center.

The 28-story building was completed in 1979 along with its taller counterpart, and stands at 325' tall. The towers play a critical role in anchoring the southern end of downtown, and are directly across from Republic Plaza. The 16th Street Mall and Broadway offer easy access to the complex.
     



Independence Plaza
Height: 322'
Stories: 24
Year: 1972
Built in 1972, at one time Independence Plaza was one of the tallest buildings in Denver and dominated the northern downtown skyline. Although surrounded by newer structures, Independence Plaza remains prominent from a select few viewing angles.

Having been built in the early 1970's, the building's construction was an important step forward in Denver's evolution into a major city.
 



Hyatt Regency Denver
Height: 320'
Stories: 26
Year: 1979
Completed in 1979, the Hyatt Regency is a 26-story hotel tower that adjoins the Qwest Tower. At the time of construction, the Hyatt was built into a complex with what was then called the Anaconda, now the Qwest Tower.

Part of Hyatt's "Regency Brand", this 320' tower will be one of two Hyatts downtown when the Hyatt Convention Center Hotel is completed sometime in 2005.
     



The Barclay Tower
Height: 314'
Stories: 33
Year: 1981
With a location on 16th and Larimer Street, the Barclay Tower is located right on the famous 16th Street Mall. 1/2 block away can be found Market Street Station.

This 1981 residential high-rise is one of Denver's largest apartment buildings along with Larimer Place and the Brooks Tower.
   



The Telephone Company Building
Height: 312'
Stories: 24
Year: 1920
One of Denver's first large office buildings, the Mountain States Telephone Company Building immediately became one of the most significant structures on the Denver skyline and remained so until the 1970s.

Now lost behind other structures, trying to achieve a great view of this building is next to impossible. Ironically, this building went from one of the most prominent buildings on the skyline to becoming comletely lost in almost every viewing angle.



The Denver Post Tower
Height: 310'
Stories: 22
Year: 1984
The Denver Post Tower, also called One Civic Center Plaza, houses the offices for Denver's largest newspaper, The Denver Post.

Constructed in 1984, the 310' building anchors the southernmost end of the 16th Street Mall and enjoys close proximity to the Colorado State Capitol. Featuring a rather interesting design of three sections of varying heights fused into one structure, the building is one of the most visible structures when the skyline is viewed from Civic Center Park.




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