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Biggest office tower in 40 years breaks ground in Denver

The new tower will have floor-to-ceiling glass and multiple private tenant terraces.

DENVER — Developers have broken ground on the largest office building to be built in downtown Denver in more than 40 years.

The 30-story skyscraper at 1900 Lawrence will have over 700,000 square feet of office space and 10,000 square feet of ground-level retail.

Designed by architects Goettsch Partners and Shears Adkins Rockmore Architects, the $400 million project promises "state-of-the-art office space, expansive ceiling heights and highly efficient rectilinear floorplates with floor-to-ceiling glass, multiple floors with private tenant terraces, and unparalleled views of the Front Range, Coors Field, LoDo, and Skyline Park," according to a news release.

The Class A trophy office tower will also feature a tenant lounge with direct access to a landscaped outdoor terrace, developers said.

Developers said tenants are likely to include technology, financial management, legal services, and other growth industries. Ground floor retail will consist of a restaurant and café.

Located in the heart of Denver’s Central Business District, 1900 Lawrence is scheduled to be completed in the second quarter of 2024.

Riverside Investment & Development Company in partnership with Convexity Properties and Canyon Partners Real Estate, and represented by JLL, held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, April 21.

"1900 Lawrence will set new standards for the workplace environment, so as to empower businesses and their employees," said Chris Payne, Vice President for Riverside. "As the premier office building in Denver, the project is designed to include next generation innovations in sustainability, health and wellness, technology, and amenity programming. We are excited to deliver an industry-leading office building that promotes collaboration and creativity."

"Compared to similar sized metropolitan areas, Denver has been particularly resilient in recovering from effects of the pandemic and continues to attract new industries and top talent," said JLL Managing Director Jamie Roupp. "High quality projects with proximity to LoDo will be in high demand for top employers, particularly given the size, scale, and views 1900 Lawrence offers."

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Credit: Riverside Investment & Development Company

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