Republic Plaza (Denver)

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Republic Plaza
Republic Plaza south corner from Court Pl.jpg
Republic Plaza (Denver) is located in Colorado
Republic Plaza (Denver)
Location within Colorado
Record height
General information
Location370 17th Street, Denver, Colorado, United States
Coordinates39°44′36″N 104°59′19″W / 39.74333°N 104.98861°W / 39.74333; -104.98861Coordinates: 39°44′36″N 104°59′19″W / 39.74333°N 104.98861°W / 39.74333; -104.98861
OwnerBrookfield Properties (50%) Metlife (50%)
Roof717 ft (219 m)[2]
Technical details
Floor count56[1]
Floor area114,745 m2 (1,235,100 sq ft)
Lifts/elevatorsOtis Double Decker Elevators (floors concourse-53) & Otis Standard Elevators (floors 53-56)
Design and construction
ArchitectSkidmore, Owings & Merrill[2]
DeveloperBrookfield Properties[2]

Republic Plaza is a skyscraper in Denver, Colorado. Rising 717 feet (219 m),[3] the building currently stands as the tallest building in the city of Denver and the entire Rocky Mountain region of the United States.[2] It was built in 1984,[3] and contains 56 floors, the majority of which are used as office space. Republic Plaza currently stands as the 137th-tallest building in the United States.

Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and built of reinforced concrete clad in Sardinian granite,[2] Republic Plaza includes 1,200,000 square feet (110,000 m2)[3] 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.[4]

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.


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  1. ^ a b c "Republic Plaza". Retrieved 2007-12-27.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Republic Plaza". Retrieved 2007-12-27.
  3. ^ a b c "Republic Plaza". A View on Cities. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
  4. ^ "Republic Plaza to go purple". 2007-10-26.

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Preceded by
1801 California Street
Tallest Building in Denver
218 m
Succeeded by