Words: Eric Peterson
Photos: Rocky Mountain Photography
Straddling LoDo’s past and future, 16 Chestnut is one of the final pieces of the Union Station puzzle. It’s the final project in the heart of “the Saunders block,” so nicknamed for the numerous buildings Englewood-based Saunders Construction has built there.
And what a block: With the Millennium Bridge, the Triangle Building and the world headquarters for both Gates and DaVita, it’s exemplary of the shiny new transit hub that is Union Station. Measuring 250 feet tall, the 430,000-square-foot 16 Chestnut is almost part of the transit infrastructure, with a cantilevered corner directly above the Free MallRide’s lane.