Wells Fargo Center (Denver)

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Wells Fargo Center
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General information
Location1700 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado
Coordinates39°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
Roof698 feet (213 m)
Technical details
Floor count52
Floor area110,592 m2 (1,190,400 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectPhilip Johnson

Wells Fargo Center is a building located in Denver, Colorado, United States. It is known colloquially as the Cash Register Building for the way its uppermost floors curve together resembling the shape of an antique cash register. At 52 stories tall, it is 698 feet (213 m) high and the third tallest building in Denver.[1] It is shorter than the Republic Plaza building at 714 feet (218 m), and 1801 California Street at 709 feet (216 m). In spite of being structurally shorter than those buildings, its foundation is situated at a higher elevation than theirs, so its rooftop is the highest relative to any building in Denver.

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 to be 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 an 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.

  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.

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