Through the Looking Glass – Denver Skyline Changes

See how the Denver skyline has changed over the past years.

The Mile-High City real estate market is constantly reaching for new heights, and its skyline has suffered dramatic changes over the past few years. Fueled by steady population and job growth, real estate development in the Denver metro shows no signs of slowing down. National apartment search website RENTCafé turned to Google Street View to help them identify just how much the city has changed over the last few years. With their help, we’ve put together a list of some of the most significant additions to arise on Denver’s horizon:

Drag the arrow back and forth to see the changes.

    • Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences

Built in 2010 on an empty parking lot at 1111 14th St. in Denver’s downtown area, the $350 million project is the fourth tallest building in the city. Developed by local company Teatro Tower LLC, the tower incorporates 239 guestrooms and 102 luxury residences on 45 floors.

    • Spire

The 42-story tower at 891 14th St. was developed by Nichols Partnership back in 2009, and features 493 residential units and 9,000 square feet of retail space.

    • Embassy Suites Denver Downtown – Convention Center

Located right across the Colorado Convention Center at 1420 Stout St., this 17-story, 403-key hotel made its debut in late 2010 and was the first LEED Silver-certified hotel in the city. The property recently sold to Carey Watermark Investors 2 of New York City.

    • 1800 Larimer

The first LEED Platinum-certified high-rise in Denver, the 22-story, 500,000-square-foot office building was also developed in 2010 by the Westfield Co. Controversial for its unruly design, 1800 Larimer was the first high-rise office project to land in Denver’s central business district in more than two decades.

    • The Pinnacle at City Park South Tower 2

Part of Opus Corp.’s two-tower residential development south of Denver’s City Park, the 22-story, Phase II tower was built in 2009 and features 98 luxurious units and two penthouses.

Interested in seeing the rest of the properties redefining the Denver skyline? Check out RENTCafé’s blog post for more slideshows.