Ok, I am a nerd.   I love real estate and when I get bored I sometimes surf stories about the latest trends, the state of the market…and the occasional factoid.

This weekend, I was surfing the web and came across a story about the world’s tallest buildings…I was surprised to find out the World Science Tower was a 1,900′ tall tower that was part of an entire complex proposed in 1964.

It would have been the tallest tower in the world at the time of its completion and would STILL be one of the top 5 structures as of the date of this post.

Was it proposed for:

It was Larkspur, Colorado.  For those of you who don’t live on the Front Range (the area from Fort Collins to Pueblo along the East face of the Rockies – roughly the I-25 corridor), Larkspur is a town that sits at 6,700′ and has a population of 183 as of the 2010 Census.  Not 183,000.  JUST 183…  It is also home to the annual Renaissance Festival.

The 1,900′ tower was planned along with convention center, residential area and 7 luxury hotels…

Can YOU imagine how different the Front Range would look if this project had happened?  Would Denver have been the energy center of the West? Or would the Metro Area have shifted further South?

Would the Denver Tech Center have been relegated to irrelevance? Would Colorado Springs have been smaller than it is? Would the political and economic center of Colorado shifted to a plateau near Castle Rock, Colorado?

Who knows? To learn what might have been, watch…