Blast from the Past: Central Platte Valley’s Glass House

Glass House, the two-tower, 23-story residential condominium developed by East West Partners was a milestone in the redevelopment of Denver’s Central Platte Valley. I took the photo below on March 7, 2006 as the installation of the project’s signature bright blue glass was just getting started. Back then, Glass House was one of only a few buildings between Union Station and the South Platte River.


Today, Glass House is in the heart of an intensive urban area; since 2006, over 25 buildings have been completed or are under construction within a one quarter-mile radius of the high-rise.

By | 2016-12-27T17:50:31+00:00 September 2, 2016|Categories: Blast from the Past, Urban Development, Urbanism|Tags: |2 Comments


  1. Sandy Cosner September 2, 2016 at 10:08 am

    I love your posts! I just wish you would include a site plan or location map with your stories. It would make it so much easier to place the building in context. Great website!

  2. TakeFive September 2, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Obviously, after the office building boom from 1976-1986 somebody hit the Pause Button and it jammed. It only took 20 years to get it unjammed. Please, can we keep everybody away from playing with the Pause Button this time? Thank you.

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