Photos: Five demolished Colorado urban exploration sites
Last week, Jonathan Shikes shared urban-exploration photos snapped inside vacant CU medical buildings, as originally shared on uer.ca, a fascinating address devoted to documenting urban exploration across the country. Turns out the website has a page devoted specifically to Denver, with several featured buildings having been demolished since the photos were taken -- meaning that the images are the last reminders of these vanished ruins. Look below to see shots from five of these memorable wrecks, with extra info from uer.ca.CustomArt Industries
Note: Photos by Kari Johnson
1801 W 14th Ave Denver, Colorado United States Owner: RTD
Type: Building Status: Demolished Accessibility: Easy Recommendation: Too late, it's gone!
Address: Denver, Colorado United States Owner: Unknown Type: Buildings Status: Demolished Accessibility: Forget about it, it is gone
Address: Denver, Colorado, United States Owner: ? Type: Building Status: Demolished Accessibility: Difficult
Address: Denver, Colorado, United States Owner: ?
Being demolished, courtesy of our good pals at Alpine Demolition, as of 11 May 2008. Probably being knocked down for condos, as the neighborhood is undergoing gentrification, with project housing literally down the street from pricey condos.
Edit: Completely demolished as of the beginning of June.
Address: Blake St. & Downing St. Denver, Colorado United States Owner: Unsure
Type: Building Status: Demolished
It had been a storage facility before it caught fire in September of 2010. It's my understanding that even before the fire, the building was vacant and taggers had already claimed it. Since the fire the building remains a "Taggers Paradise" and a spot frequented by squatters.
More from our Photos archive: "Photos: Urban explorer mystery pics from vacant CU medical buildings."
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Westword's biggest stories.
- Reader: All Murderers Should Get the Death Penalty No Matter Their Skin Color
Mon., Aug. 31, 7:00pm
Thu., Sep. 3, 6:40pm
Thu., Sep. 3, 7:00pm
Thu., Sep. 3, 7:00pm
- Marijuana Strain Review: Casey Jones at Rocky Road Aurora
- Coming Soon to South Colorado Boulevard: Carve Barbecue