The Sie Complex spire is nearly done, and with its blue clay tiles in place, complements the roof of its neighbor, the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy.
Just a few inches shy of 32 feet high, the spire was placed atop the Sie Complex tower in a traditional “topping-out” ceremony on September 24. Total height of the tower, including the spire, is 143 feet, making it one of the tallest structures on the University of Denver campus.
“DU’s signature towers are part of the campus family,” said University architect Mark Rodgers. “Like DU’s other spires, towers and domes, the Sie Complex tower is already being used by students and visitors for navigating across the campus.”
If you’ve ever wondered about this campus family of tall structures, Rodgers offers a rundown:
- Buchtel Memorial Tower, completed in 1917, is the oldest
- Mary Reed’s Tower
- The Williams Tower at the Ritchie Center
- Nelson Hall Tower
- The Clock Tower at the Ricketson Law Building
- Nagel Hall Tower
- The Newman Center Fly Loft
- The Olin Hall Dome
- The Joy Burns Center Dome
The next construction milestones include completion of the roof.