A man climbed halfway up a new 40-story building in downtown Denver

Denver police are looking into why a man climbed halfway up the 40-story 1144 Fifteenth building under construction downtown Thursday morning.

1144 15th near 15th and Arapahoe streets. 603 feet tall, 40 stories. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
1144 15th near 15th and Arapahoe streets. 603 feet tall, 40 stories. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
1144 15th near 15th and Arapahoe streets. 603 feet tall, 40 stories. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver police are looking into why a man climbed halfway up the 40-story 1144 Fifteenth building under construction downtown Thursday morning.

Denver Fire Department responded to a call about the man climbing up 1144 15th St. at about 7:50 a.m. Thursday. The man was safely removed from the building after construction workers helped pulled him from the crane he was on near the 25th floor of the building, said Denver Fire Department Captain Greg Pixley.

“Construction workers did the bulk of work, and they should be recognized for their efforts in making sure this individual was not hurt,” Pixley said.

Denver Police Department is still unsure if he will face charges, said spokesman John White. No other details about the incident were immediately shared.

Once complete next year, 1144 Fifteenth is set to be the fifth-tallest building in Denver.

Adrian D. Garcia

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Adrian D. Garcia is on business and trends for Denverite, serves as treasurer for the Colorado chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and on the board of the Denver Press Club. He can be reached at agarcia@denverite.com.