Construction at the Denver Pavilions has been underway for just over a month now and I am excited by the progress they have made so far. Work began in Welton Plaza first so it is slightly ahead of Tremont Plaza. I did my first post in this series in March.
Ground floor escalator has been removed and work has begun on the new plaza staircase that will take its place. You can see some of the forms and rebar for the stairs are already installed and awaiting concrete.
Ground floor escalator also removed and site prep for plaza stairs underway.
Even at this early stage the ground floor spaces already feel much more open and airy (ignoring the construction barriers). The removal of the escalators really improves the site lines throughout each plaza and allows you unobstructed views of the stores. I can envision a new “racetrack” emerging once the new crosswalk is installed that will allow shoppers to quickly and efficiently loop through the plazas across Glenarm and then back onto the Mall.
If you decide to check it out you can get a look at what the renovations will look like when finished - renderings are featured on the construction barriers. I look forward to the installation of the new escalators along the mall which will start later this summer. Work on the Forever 21 flagship should begin in May once Virgin goes completely dark.