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The Link

Denver, Colorado

The Link is a creative mixed-use office tower in downtown Denver that transforms an existing building, formerly owned and operated by CenturyLink, into a modern, amenity-rich environment. Built in the 1960s, the former telecom office building had great bones and a prime location but sat underutilized for years. When the building was sold, CenturyLink requested its new owner reimagine the building. Gensler introduced a new facade, thermal envelope improvements, a hospitality-inspired lobby, cafe, outdoor roof patio, and fitness amenities. The Link goes beyond a renovation project, demonstrating the real potential of seemingly “left-behind” buildings through transformational design and thoughtful adaptive reuse. By reusing the existing foundations, structure, and building core, the building takes on new life as a 21st-century work environment with 68% less embodied carbon than an equivalent ground-up new building.