1999 Chestnut Place: Denver’s historic past, bright future

1999 Chestnut Place: Denver’s historic past, bright future

SEAN O’KEEFE, COLORADO REAL ESTATE JOURNAL | The tidal wave of change that broke behind Denver Union Station has now, seemingly, enveloped almost every developable parcel of land there was. Washing over what was not long ago a dusty no man’s land of train tracks and trash, a vigorous sea of ambition, money and effort has now created an ultra-dense, urban playground packed with possibility, a city within the city. As the newness starts to settle around Union Station, commonalities between Denver’s past, present and future begin to emerge as the city’s evolving architectural legacy continues to be revealed.

Enter 1999 Chestnut Place, a new 12-story, 233-key hotel located on the far outer edge of the redevelopment zone where Chestnut street branches off the 20th street viaduct. Easily identifiable as a neighborhood gateway from the north, 1999 Chestnut will cut a deceiving figure. Outwardly it will appear as though there are three independent forms – brick relic, glass box and plaster tower – while in reality, they are one.

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