Denver, Colorado, USA760,000 sfCompletion 1985
On a tight triangular site on a busy downtown intersection, Curtis Fentress sought an innovative solution for a new office tower required to share space with the prominent Church of the Holy Ghost.
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The new structure needed to be respectful of the church, a 1940s Renaissance design by Jacques Benedict, yet also integrate into the city’s business district. Fentress used Holy Ghost as a focal point, designing a 43-story glass-sheathed triangular tower that cradles the church with concave walls while allowing it exposure. The new structure rests on 50-foot pillars, creating an exciting urban space for pedestrians below. Stepped-back glass facades result in numerous “corner” offices with million-dollar views of the mountains.