Celebrating Denver Union Station’s 5th Anniversary

Celebrating Denver Union Station’s 5th Anniversary

On July 26, 2019, JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE celebrated the 5-year anniversary of the re-opening of Denver’s iconic Union Station. We are so proud to have partnered with a talented, thoughtful group of architects and preservationists on the restoration of this landmark, which has profoundly changed the landscape of the city. 

For an insider’s look into this monumental restoration project, watch this video with Denver preservationist and president of Urban Neighborhoods, Inc., Dana Crawford, and JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE founding partner Jim Johnson. 

5 Fun Facts about Denver Union Station:

  • Did you know there are 2,300 columbine flowers (Colorado’s state flower!) on the interior of the Great Hall? Next time you’re at Union Station, look closer and see for yourself!
Photo courtesy of Denver7.
  • The Great Hall is a sweeping room exuding elegance and grandeur with glistening chandeliers and plenty of options to grab a bite or shop. Did you know all these companies are Colorado-based? 
  • Built 138 years ago, Union Station helped put Denver on the map during train travel’s booming days in the 1920s. Today, Union Station continues to serve a growing population of travelers. Did you know more than 97 million people used a mode of RTD transportation in 2018?
  • In 2012, the papers were signed and construction on the $54 million renovation plan for Denver Union Station began! Did you know most of this project’s design and construction team is Denver-based? 
  • Welcome to Denver’s “living room!” The Crawford Hotel helped to anchor the redevelopment of Union Station with 112 guest rooms, providing a true 24/7 hotel experience. The station’s Great Hall serves as both the hotel’s lobby and a place for people to shop, eat, grab a cocktail or wait for their bus or train. 

A special thanks to our partners on this project: Urban Neighborhoods, Inc., Sage Hospitality, Tryba Architects, McWHINNEY, Larimer Associates, Trammel Crow, Milender White, Avroko, RTD, and the restaurant design teams, Semple Brown and BOSS.architecture.