Denver’s tallest skyscraper is set to be finalised in 2018
Situated within Denver, Colorado, the tallest skyscraper is set for completion in 2018. Spanning 603 feet and within close proximity to Larimer Square, 1144 Fifteenth will be one of the most sophisticated buildings in the region, with 10-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, providing ample views of the city, sufficient lighting and world-class design.
Designed by architects Pickard Chilton alongside developer Hines, the 671,101 square foot building will encompass a triple-height lobby, constructed out of stone, oak and glass, alongside several communal and corporate areas, such as a conference facility on the 14th floor and a private office facility on the 40th floor. With sustainability in mind, the $300 million tower will become a LEED-Gold space built for businesses and tenants to experience.
For visitors to the area, over 30 hotels and nearby restaurants are located near to the LoDo. The building will have strong infrastructural and transport links, and is situated just three minutes from the light rail and just under 40 minutes from Denver International Airport. A parking area for over a thousand vehicles is also planned within the mixed-use build, alongside a health and fitness facility for tenants, with a 24-7 security team on site, ideal for residents and businesses.
All 27 floors of office space will be open plan, with world-class technologies embedded within current designs. 18 elevators and an inbuilt air filtration system have also been implemented, providing a 10 percent higher energy efficiency rate, increasing workplace efficiency. Gates Corp and Optiv have recently signed separate leases to reside within the building, according to the Denver Business Journal, with many more expected to follow suit.
Paul Washington, Executive Director of the Denver Office of Economic Development stated to the Denver Post that “this will be the most iconic structure in Denver”, and has had a resolutely positive response from the public.
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Skanska secures $84m Portland Airport upgrade contract
Skanska's share of the contract amendment is worth US$84M, which will be included in the US order bookings for the second quarter.
The amendment includes work on the Terminal Core Expansion project, comprising structural, mechanical and electrical work and enclosure. Construction is underway and scheduled for completion by 2025.
With annual travelers expected to climb to 33 million by 2045, the Terminal Core Redevelopment project is a vital expansion that ensures PDX will be able to serve the community well into the future.
Hoffman will install a new 9-acre large-span roofing system over the entire terminal core complex, build a 150-foot multi-floor addition between Concourses C and D, and add new pre- and post-security concessions.
The renovated passenger entry terminal will double the size of the current ticketing and lobby area when it opens in 2025. It is also replacing 16 old passenger boarding bridges plus equipment throughout the PDX concourses. Gate count is critical for PDX operation, so the team must coordinate with each airline to replace one bridge at a time. In addition, Hoffman is rebuilding and enlarging Concourse B. The project is targeting LEED Gold.
Skanska USA recorded sales of SEK66 billion in 2020 and has about 7,600 employees in its operations.
In other recent developments:
- Skanska has sold an elderly care home in Sollentuna outside Stockholm, for about SEK280M, to Altura and lease agreements have previously been signed with Nytida and Vardaga.
- The group has also divested a residential project consisting of rental apartments, senior apartments and a home for people with special needs in Malmö, to Bantorget Hyresbostäder for SEK300M.
- Skanska has joined the climate initiative Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT) that gathers countries and leading companies committed to action to achieve the Paris Agreement.
- Skanska has, through Cementation Skanska, signed a contract with the Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture for major piling works for the London Tunnels section on the HS2 high speed railway.