Republic Plaza (Denver)
Republic Plaza in 2001
|Location||370 17th Street, Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Roof||714 ft (218 m)|
|Floor area||114,745 m2 (1,235,100 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Skidmore, Owings & Merrill|
Republic Plaza is a skyscraper in Denver, Colorado. Rising 714 feet (218 m), the building currently stands as the tallest building in the city of Denver and the entire Rocky Mountain region of the United States. It was built in 1984, 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, Republic Plaza includes 1,200,000 square feet (110,000 m2) 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.
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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