About Republic Plaza, Denver
Republic Plaza is a skyscraper in Denver, Colorado. Rising 714 feet (218 m), the building currently stands as the tallest building in the city of Denver, the state of Colorado and the entire Rocky Mountain region of the United States. It was built in 1984, and contains 56 floors, the majority of which are used as office space. Republic Plaza currently stands as the 109th-tallest building in the United States. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and built of reinforced concrete clad in Sardinian granite, Republic Plaza includes 1,200,000 square feet (111,000 m) of office space, and three retail levels containing shops, restaurants, and service businesses. The building has a 3-story marble lobby that features a quarterly "Art in Public Places" program of Colorado and regional artists. On October 27, 2007, the building's top 20 stories were backlit in purple with giant white letters "C" and "R" to celebrate the Colorado Rockies' World Series debut. The Republic Plaza was built by PCL Construction Services, Inc.