Wells Fargo Center (Denver)

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Wells Fargo Center
Wells Fargo Center at Sunset.jpg
General information
Type Office
Location 1700 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado
Coordinates 39°44′41″N 104°59′05″W / 39.7446°N 104.9848°W / 39.7446; -104.9848Coordinates: 39°44′41″N 104°59′05″W / 39.7446°N 104.9848°W / 39.7446; -104.9848
Completed 1983
Height
Roof 698 feet (213 m)
Technical details
Floor count 52
Floor area 110,592 m2 (1,190,400 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Philip Johnson

Wells Fargo Center is a building located in Denver, Colorado, United States. It resembles a cash register or mailbox and is known locally as the "Cash Register Building" or the "Mailbox Building". It is 698 feet (213 m) high, the third tallest building in Denver.[1] It is shorter than the Republic Plaza building 714 feet (218 m) and the CenturyLink Tower, at 709 feet (216 m). The building sits on a hill, making its overall elevation higher than the two taller buildings, but its ground-to-roof height is less. It is 52 stories tall.

Designed by architect Philip Johnson and completed in 1983, it is the most recognizable building in downtown Denver. As it was originally designed for a downtown area in Texas, a heated roof is necessary to prevent snow from accumulating and sliding dangerously off the curved crown. Located at 1700 Lincoln Street, a skybridge over Lincoln Street connects the Wells Fargo Center to the building at 1700 Broadway which houses a food court, a small museum featuring artifacts and memorabilia from Wells Fargo history, and the Downtown Denver branch of Wells Fargo Bank. Both buildings have large atriums constructed in the same cash register style.

The building has its own unique zip code, 80274.[2]

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