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Tallest Buildings in Denver

The tallest buildings located in Denver, Colorado that all over 480 feet in height including three hotels.

These are the tallest buildings in Denver, Colorado. All of these buildings are at least 480 feet in height and the tallest building in the city is the 109th tallest building in the United States. Denver lacks really tall skyscrapers but still has a beautiful skyline to go along with all the great visitor attractions in the city. The Mile High City is full of great hotels including three that are among the tallest buildings in the city.

1) Republic Plaza - 714 feet

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At 714 feet in height the Republic Plaza building located at 370 17th Street is the tallest building in Denver and in Colorado and the 109th tallest building in the United States. Completed in 1984 the 56 floor Republic Plaza is conveniently located downtown near the best hotels and restaurants in Denver and has a 3 story marble lobby open to the public that features rotating local artists and their artwork.

2) 1801 California Street or Qwest Tower - 709 feet

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Only 5 feet lower than Republic Plaza is the Qwest Tower also known as 1801 California Street which is the 2nd tallest building in Denver and in Colorado and the 113th tallest building in the United States. When completed in 1983 the 53 floor Qwest Tower or 1801 California Street was the tallest building in Denver until Republic Plaza was completed one year later. Cell phone and Internet provider Qwest Communications has its headquarters in the building but does not own it despite having huge Qwest signs on the building.

3) Wells Fargo Center - 698 feet

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Looking like a giant cash register or a mailbox the Wells Fargo Center is the 3rd tallest building in Denver at 698 feet. Completed in 1983 the 52 floor Wells Fargo Center is located at 1700 Lincoln Street on top of North Capitol Hill. This unique looking building is often mistaken for being the tallest skyscraper in Denver because it sits on top of a hill.

4) Four Seasons Hotel Denver - 565 feet

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Located at 14th & Arapahoe/15th & Lawrence is the 565 foot high Four Seasons Hotel Denver which is the 4th tallest building in the Mile High City. Built from 2007-2010 the 45 story Four Seasons Hotel Denver is a mixed use skyscraper containing the Four Seasons Hotel as well as private residences. Check out the Four Seasons Hotel Denver homepage to see this building being built in fast motion.

5) 1999 Broadway - 544 feet

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1999 Broadway has 43 floors and is 544 feet tall making it the 5th tallest building in Denver. Completed in 1985 the 1999 Broadway building was constructed to wrap around the Holy Ghost Catholic Church at its base giving the building a unique look.

6) MCI Plaza and Denver Marriott City Center - 522 feet

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The MCI Plaza is located at 707 17th Street in downtown Denver and is the 6th tallest building in the city. The 42 floor skyscraper is also known as its address 707 17th Street and also as the Denver Marriott City Center since the lower 20 floors of the building contains the 613 room Denver Marriott. The design of the building clearly shows the separation of the hotel and rest of the skyscraper as 20 floors up the building juts out for the remaining 22 floors to the top.

7) 555 17th Street - 507 feet

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555 17th Street is the last building in Denver over 500 feet in height. Completed in 1978 the 555 17th Street skyscraper was the tallest building in Denver until MCI Plaza was completed in 1981. The building used to be called the Anaconda Tower due to its reflective textured sheer black surface.

8) Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center - 489 feet

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The Hyatt Regency Denver is located at 650 15th Street at the Colorado Convention Center and is 489 feet in height. Built from 2003-2005 the 38 floor Hyatt Regency Denver has 1,100 hotel rooms, over 60,000 square feet of meeting space, numerous restaurants and bars and is located right in the heart of Denver.

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Sources:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_in_Denver

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Comments (4)

Beautiful and unique buildings again, thanks. :-)

The Wells Fargo building is commonly referred to as the Cash Register building by everyone. I dont recall if I ever even knew the real name.

Sean

Hey, regardless of whether you like the cash register building or not, it is still the most identifying symbol of the Denver skyline.

Granted, Philip Johnson was a "different thinker" in more ways than one (and most conservative followers know what I mean by that), but he was still an architect that helped bridge the international style of architecture with the futuristic style that now dominates modern cities such as Dubai, etc.

As it so happens, I discovered a recent hilarious animation on youtube which depicts the cash register building in the background:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM9EPlDF6rI

Sean

Hey, regardless of whether you like the cash register building or not, it is still the most identifying symbol of the Denver skyline.

Granted, Philip Johnson was a "different thinker" in more ways than one (and most conservative followers know what I mean by that), but he was still an architect that helped bridge the international style of architecture with the futuristic style that now dominates modern cities such as Dubai, etc.

As it so happens, I discovered a recent hilarious animation on youtube which depicts the cash register building in the background:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM9EPlDF6rI

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