Denver Gas and Electric Company Building
The Denver Gas and Electric Light Company Building at night.
Designed in 1910 in a Sullivanesque Chicago-style by Denver architect
Harry Edbrooke, nephew of Denver architect Frank Edbrooke.
Still standing intact at 15th & Champa!
February 23rd, 2013 / 1 Comment » / by Tom Lundin
I was visiting Lee Alex Vintage Modern to see photographer Dan Beahm’s newly mounted works and I spotted these postcards of two of my favorite downtown-Denver buildings.
This first postcard is from 1956 and is a shot of Mile High Center designed by I. M. Pei & Associates. The barrel-roof building in the front is the Transportation Center which is gone now, but much of Mile High Tower is still there.
Daniel Beahm and his wife Erika are Colorado filmmakers whose feature film Leading Ladies is available on Netflix. Lee Alex Vintage Modern just celebrated their one year anniversary in their new location at 24 Broadway.
The second postcard is the First National Bank building on 17th, designed in 1958 by Raymond Harry Ervin. This photo is especially interesting for me to see the roof pattern that you could view looking down from the Sky Deck observation area atop this mostly still intact skyscraper.
August 28th, 2012 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
A great read in the Denver Post:
But I disagree on the Xcel Energy Building by RNL Architecture,
I quickly grew to like this Tetris building.
July 16th, 2012 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Wells Fargo Parking garage
Detail from the parking garage of the Wells Fargo Center, designed 1984 by Philip
Johnson & John Burgee.
July 3rd, 2012 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
17th Street Plaza
17th Street Plaza, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in 1982, toward the end of the modernist era. The sculpture in the court of the plaza is by Kenneth Snelson.
May 29th, 2012 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Broadway & 17th
Broadway and 17th in downtown Denver, showing the contrasts of styles from different eras.
The sandstone Brown Palace from 1892, the International-style Mile High Tower from 1956,
and peeking over the top, the post-modern Wells Fargo Center skyscraper from 1984.
November 21st, 2011 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
The historic building has seen some changes in recent history,
the sun screens and the red spear going up the side. Compare
to this 1957 Denver Post photo.
September 22nd, 2011 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
The brand new 1800 Larimer by RNL Architecture with the Xcel Energy penthouse at the top!
August 31st, 2010 / 1 Comment » / by Tom Lundin