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 and is known locally as the "Cash Register Building". It is 698 feet (213 m) high, the third tallest building in Denver.[1] It is shorter than the Republic Plaza building at 714 feet (218 m) in height 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, however, its structural height makes it shorter than the other two buildings. It is 52 stories tall.

The building was designed by architect Philip Johnson, under a master plan by I. M. Pei, and was completed in 1983. 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.[citation needed] Located at 1700 Lincoln Street, a skybridge over Lincoln Street connects the Wells Fargo Center to the older Mile High Center at 1700 Broadway;[2] which houses a food court, Starbucks, a small museum featuring artifacts, and memorabilia from Wells Fargo history, and the Downtown Denver branch of Wells Fargo Bank. Both buildings have large atria constructed in the same cash register style.

The building has its own unique zip code, 80274.[3]

Building owners Beacon Capital Partners undertook a three year renovation of the lobby which was completed in 2016. As part of the renovation, experience design firm ESI Design created a 8-story digital art installation in the building's glass atrium and added new furniture and lighting. New York artist Enoc Perez (Puerto Rican, born 1967) was commissioned to create 14 paintings and 5 sculptures for the site.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Denver Skyscraper Diagram - SkyscraperPage.com". skyscraperpage.com. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "1700 Broadway". Emporis.com. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 
  3. ^ 80274: Wells Fargo.