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50 Fifty

50 Fifty

I’ve been in almost every building in the Denver Tech Center and not many come remotely close to the coolness factor than the new 50 Fifty (5050 S. Syracuse Street) glass cubic office building designed by Clutch Design Studio.

The 12 floors of blue Viracon glass, aka “the best” glass as seen beautifully reflecting the sunset in this photo, along with the Sierra White granite panels were inspired, by all things, the sport of sailing. The developer when meeting with the team said he didn’t want to develop just another building. The Class AAA office project was to be something special. The developer, a sailing enthusiast, led Clutch to look to sail boats, and the feeling of being on deck, while looking down at the hull as it cuts through the water for its building facade inspiration. I love this! After I heard this story from the Matt Robertson with Clutch, I totally see it. I grew up on the lakes of Minnesota and have spent hours of my lifetime mesmerized by a boat’s wake. If you do any kind of boating, then you can relate. It’s a beautiful site to lock in on.

50 Fifty is as technologically advanced as beautiful with being LEED Gold certified. Working with natural light, top of the line LED artificial lighting, water efficient landscaping and plumbing, the building is as energy effective as it gets.

Beyond the stunning visual aesthetic of this building, I am impressed with how the design team combined five full floors of parking, six floors of open office space and one double high lobby into a singular structure wrapped in beautiful glass on a somewhat tight lot.

Nice work, Clutch Design Studio! I thoroughly enjoyed the two days I spent working on photographing your project and I look forward to revisiting the site again the future.

50 Fifty is a wonderful addition to the Denver Tech Center!

JC

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