Republic Plaza (Denver)

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Republic Plaza
Republic Plaza, Denver.jpg
Republic Plaza in 2001
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffice[1]
Location370 17th Street, Denver, Colorado, United States
Coordinates39°44′36″N 104°59′19″W / 39.74333°N 104.98861°W / 39.74333; -104.98861Coordinates: 39°44′36″N 104°59′19″W / 39.74333°N 104.98861°W / 39.74333; -104.98861
Opening1984[1]
Height
Roof714 ft (218 m)[2]
Technical details
Floor count56[1]
Floor area114,745 m2 (1,235,100 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectSkidmore, Owings & Merrill[2]
DeveloperBrookfield Properties[2]
 
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Republic Plaza
Republic Plaza, Denver.jpg
Republic Plaza in 2001
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffice[1]
Location370 17th Street, Denver, Colorado, United States
Coordinates39°44′36″N 104°59′19″W / 39.74333°N 104.98861°W / 39.74333; -104.98861Coordinates: 39°44′36″N 104°59′19″W / 39.74333°N 104.98861°W / 39.74333; -104.98861
Opening1984[1]
Height
Roof714 ft (218 m)[2]
Technical details
Floor count56[1]
Floor area114,745 m2 (1,235,100 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectSkidmore, Owings & Merrill[2]
DeveloperBrookfield Properties[2]

Republic Plaza is a skyscraper in Denver, Colorado. Rising 714 feet (218 m),[3] the building currently stands as the tallest building in the city of Denver and the entire Rocky Mountain region of the United States.[2] It was built in 1984,[3] and contains 56 floors, the majority of which are used as office space. Republic Plaza currently stands as the 109th-tallest building in the United States.

Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and built of reinforced concrete clad in Sardinian granite,[2] Republic Plaza includes 1,200,000 square feet (110,000 m2)[3] of office space, and three retail levels containing shops, restaurants, and service businesses. The building has a 3-story marble lobby that features a quarterly "Art in Public Places" program of Colorado and regional artists.

On October 27, 2007, the building's top 20 stories were lit in purple with giant white letters "C" and "R" to celebrate the Colorado Rockies' World Series debut.[4]

The Republic Plaza was built by PCL Construction Services, Inc.

The Republic Plaza is the home to the American Lung Association in Colorado's Anthem Fight for Air Climb. The event is held the last Sunday in February and is a 56-story stair climb to the top of the building. In 2012 the climb is expected to have 2400 participants and raise $500,000 for the American Lung Association in Colorado. The public can register at www.fightforairclimb.org.


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  1. ^ a b c "Republic Plaza". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Republic Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  3. ^ a b c "Republic Plaza". A View on Cities. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  4. ^ "Republic Plaza to go purple". 2007-10-26. 

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Preceded by
1801 California Street
Tallest Building in Denver
1984—Present
218 m
Succeeded by
None