The original idea, announced with much fanfare in late 2017, was to build an 81-story structure in downtown Denver at a site that is currently a parking lot.
The project, to be developed by the New York-based Greenwich Realty Capital, would give to the city its tallest building, surpassing the 56-floor Republic Plaza, which has held that title since 1984.
The proposed Six Fifty 17 would have included a combination of retail, condominium, and hotel space inside a glass-encased, sleek structure designed by world famous architect Carlos Ott.
With a preliminary project application submitted to the city by Greenwich, it was thought that work on the massive structure would begin by this summer.
The project, for a number of reasons, however, never became reality, prompting Harbinger Development of Boston to recently purchase the less-than-one-acre site at 17th and California streets.
Purchase price for the property is reported to be just over $17.5 million.
Although reports indicate that Harbinger, a real estate investment and advisory firm specializing in hotel projects, may also be interested in building a skyscraper, specific plans for the site have yet to be announced.
Even so, in the world of high-rises, Harbinger is no slouch. Among its larger projects, it developed the 33-story 45 Stuart Street Boston project, which houses just over 400 housing units.
The Denver site in question is surrounded by multi-story bank and office buildings, and is in the heart of the city.
By Garry Boulard
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