Bye bye Bel Mar Office Tower
Well, we knew it was coming someday, but they finally started tearing down Lakewood’s Bel Mar Office Tower, formerly a Geico Insurance building, built 1970.
As with most aging, misunderstood, Modernist buildings, this was considered an eyesore by Lakewood residents. It is sad that there is little appreciation for historic architecture until it is gone.
It is rumored to be replaced by a Walgreens. Nothing against Walgreens, who can blame them, but if you want to determine where historic architecture once stood here in the front range, the odds are high that the location is now a Walgreens or one of those Payless drugstore buildings that were either never occupied or are now pawn shop locations.
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