September Joint DAF/Historic Denver Bus Tour – Traveling Through Time Union Station, Hangar 61, DIA South Terminal Expansion Recap

Denver Union Station Redevelopment

Historic Denver Union Station and Commuter Rail Terminal

Rendering Courtesy of SOM

Historic Denver, Inc. and the Denver Architectural Foundation presented a joint event, Traveling Through Time, an exploration of Denver’s transportation architecture past and present.

Union Station Presentation by Jeff Poorten of AMD

Dana Crawford Presents Union Station Redevelopment Plan

Union Station Presentation

The tour began at Union Station with a continental breakfast at 8:30 am. Featured projects included the rehabilitation of Union Station, the plans and progress on the new buildings that will flank Union Station, the adaptive reuse of one of Stapleton’s first airplane Hangars, Hangar 61 into the Stapleton Fellowship Church, and the efforts underway to construct a hotel and transit addition to Denver International Airport.

Hangar 61 Entry Area

Hangar 61 Showing Foundation Buttress andLightweight Concrete Roof Structure

Hangar 61 Showing Hangar Doors and Opening for Tail Section of Plane Owned by Ideal Basic Cement

Hangar 61 Interior Worship Space for Stapleton Fellowship Church


Hangar 61 Entry Area

Expert speakers guided the group at each tour location, and guests included Dana Crawford of the Union Station Alliance, Jim Johnson of JG Johnson Architects, Jeff Poorten of Anderson Mason Dale Architects, Larry Nelson and Ruth Falkenberg of 620 Corps, Adam Ambro of Gensler Architects, and representatives from RTD.


Adam Ambro of Gensler Shows Model of Hotel and Transit Station to Attendees

Attendees in DIA Main Terminal

Huge Excavation for DIA South Terminal Expansion

DIA Hotel and Transit Termina
DIA Hotel and Transit Terminal

Rendering Courtesy of Gensler

View Animation of DIA South Terminal Redevelopment on YouTube