Denver Technological Center

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Denver Technological Center, better known as The Denver Tech Center or DTC, is a business and economic trading center located in Colorado in the southeastern portion of the Denver Metropolitan Area, within portions of the cities of Denver and Greenwood Village. It is home to several major businesses and corporations. The DTC roughly corresponds to the area surrounding the I-25 corridor between I-225 and SH 88 (Arapahoe Road).

History[edit]

DTC skyline from the north at sunset
Skyline of the Denver Tech Center.

The DTC was established in the early 1970s, cable companies United Cablevision, United Artists Cable, and later AT&T Broadband, all had their start in, and still have major infrastructure around, the Denver Tech Center. In the Colorado area, Bill Daniels and John C. Malone were early adopters who shepherded many standards in cable technology still used today.

The Denver Tech Center was designed by Architect/Planner Carl A. Worthington.[1] In the early 1970s, investors asked Carl A. Worthington to complete a conceptual Master Plan along a new fiber optic line South of Downtown Denver. The Master Plan included an original 40 acre plan as well as potential for an 800 acre development. The plan has since grown to 850 acres and over 25 million square feet of buildings have been completed. The Denver Tech Center was a major reason for Denver Regional Council of Governments's expansion of the T-REX expansion into the Denver Technological Center.[2]

Notable Denver Tech Center area companies[edit]

Other business parks in the same vicinity are Inverness Business Park and Meridian Business Park, located farther south along I-25.

See also List of companies with Denver area operations

The Denver Tech Center is symbolized by the DTC Identity Monument, which sits immediately between I-25 and DTC Parkway in Greenwood Village. The monument was designed by Barber Architecture and is meant to resemble the framework of a skyscraper.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carl A. Worthington and Associates, http://www.carlworthingtonassociates.com
  2. ^ Transportation Expansion (T-REX) Multi-Modal Transportation Project- Federal Highway Administration-T-REX, http://www.environment.fhwa.dot.gov/strmlng/casestudies/co.asp
  3. ^ Barber Architecture, DTC Identity Monument by Barber Architecture.

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Coordinates: 39°37′27″N 104°53′41″W / 39.62410°N 104.89468°W / 39.62410; -104.89468