Sixteenth Street Mall Extension
The Sixteenth Street Mall is Denver’s most important public space, serving foremost as a transportation spine and identity place. The mall also functions as the retail heart of the central business district, and, like many great streets, has proven itself as a development catalyst. What makes the mall special, however, are its informal activities such as vending, dining, performances, and people-watching.
As part of the Riverfront Park neighborhood project for the Trillium Corporation, Design Workshop and Architecture Denver designd the extension of the Sixteenth Street Mall into Riverfront Park, which strengthens the transit and pedestrian connection between downtown, Commons Park and the neighborhoods to the west. A major pedestrian bridge spans the Consolidated Main Line railroad tracks, and light rail has been carefully integrated, providing access to a future intermodal transportation facility adjoining the existing Denver Union Terminal.
The original mall identity and function has been revitalized through use of an uninterrupted carpet of high-quality pavement, a continuous canopy of thriving trees, and lighting elements used architecturally to establish a sense of place.
View to the South from the Millenium Bridge
Transit and Pedestrian Connections Along the Mall
Illustrative Site Plan
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