Ranker's Unusual List of the 10 Most Famous Denver Buildings

Additional images and more below.
Additional images and more below.
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We enjoy checking out the lists on the Ranker website, in part because of their eccentricity.

Note that its roster of the most famous people from Denver includes a porn star.

Ranker's choices for the ten most famous buildings and structures in Denver is similarly idiosyncratic.

Did the Brown Palace make the cut? Nope — it finished in 16th place. How about the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception? It comes in at number 19. The State Capitol? Number 24. The Denver Art Museum? 27, one space behind the Daniels & Fisher Tower.

So what's in the top ten? The list is dominated by Denver's tallest buildings, with many of them clustered along 17th Street.

Count down Ranker's ten favorites below, complete with photos and excerpts (with links) from their respective Wikipedia pages.

633 17th Street (center).
633 17th Street (center).
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Number 10: 633 17th Street

633 17th Street, formerly known as the First Interstate Tower North, is a high-rise building in Denver, Colorado. The building was completed in 1974, and rises 32 floors and 434 feet (132 m) in height. The building stands as the twelfth-tallest building in Denver and Colorado. It also stood as the tallest building in the city at the time of its 1974 completion, and held that distinction for four years until it was surpassed by the 709-foot (216 m) 555 17th Street in 1978.

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621 17th Street.
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Number 9: 621 17th Street
621 17th Street, formerly known as the First Interstate Tower South, is a high-rise building in Denver, Colorado, United States. The building was completed in 1957, and rises 28 floors and 385 feet (117 m) in height. The building stands as the 20th-tallest building in Denver and Colorado. It also stood as the tallest building in the city at the time of its 1957 completion, and held that distinction for eleven years until it was surpassed by the 420-foot (128 m) Brooks Towers in 1968. 621 17th Street is considered to be one of the earliest modern skyscrapers in Denver.

555 17th Street.
555 17th Street.
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Number 8: 555 17th Street

555 17th Street, formerly known as the Anaconda Tower and the Qwest Tower, is a skyscraper in Denver, Colorado. The building was completed in 1978, and rises 40 floors and 507 feet (155 m) in height. The building stands as the seventh-tallest building in Denver and Colorado. It also stood as the tallest building in the city at the time of its 1978 completion, and held that distinction for three years until it was surpassed by the 522-foot (159 m) 707 17th Street in 1981.

1999 Broadway (center).
1999 Broadway (center).
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Number 7: 1999 Broadway

1999 Broadway is a 548ft (166m) tall skyscraper in Denver, Colorado. It was completed in 1985 and has 46 floors. The building was designed by Curtis W. Fentress, FAIA, RIBA of Fentress Architects and is the 5th tallest in Denver. 1999 Broadway has a unique shape, it is shaped like a triangle with a scoop in the side. This is caused by the desire to retain the historical Holy Ghost Catholic Church at the base.

1801 California Street.
1801 California Street.
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Number 6: 1801 California Street

1801 California Street, also known as CenturyLink Tower, is a skyscraper in Denver, Colorado. The building was completed in 1983, and rises 53 floors and 709 feet (216 m) in height. The building stands as the second-tallest building in Denver and Colorado, and as the 111th-tallest building in the United States.

1801 California Street was previously occupied by offices for US West, and then served as the world headquarters of Qwest Communications.[3] In summer 2011 following CenturyLink's acquisition of Qwest, the Qwest sign was removed from the top and replaced with the CenturyLink sign. Upon its completion in 1983, the building stood as the tallest building in the city.[2] However, it held that distinction for less than a year, being surpassed by Republic Plaza in 1984



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