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Details for Benchmark: KK1706

N 39° 44.886 W 104° 59.741 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is UNKNOWN and location is ADJUSTED. (more info)

In DENVER county, CO View Original Datasheet
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First thing I saw during my stay in Denver. :-D

photoDenver Daniels and Fishers Tower (top), Denver, CO
photoDenver Daniels and Fishers Tower (foot), Denver,CO

Still there.

Hard to miss

Found this one during my stay in Denver.


Passed by this one several times on our visit

Saw this one at night and during the day

photoday time
photonight time

Spied this one on our way to the airport to head back home to New Jersey.


Looks good!


Found as described.


Observed while traveling to Military Reunion and caching a little as we go.
Old Professor - Tipton, Mo.

Tower still standing

Spotted on our drive thru Denver



Found the benchmark with CarlottaP.

Oaknest and i spotted the tower and the flag while geocaching.

photoTower and Flag

Beautiful tower


Located while driving through Denver.

Easy to spot downtown.

We were in the area to visit the capitol and saw this one.

Needed some more Benchmarks for a challenge I am working on. Catching up on some I have seen around Denver. These are much easier to spot than the small markers ;)

Seen while out and about with rygemini while we are in town for a three-day teacher's conference at the convention center. Benchmarks are always a bear to figure out and log, but I find they help me look at all the buildings, the architecture, the structures, even the sidewalks of wherever I go.

Walked past this magnificent building while exploring Denver.

phototower in the evening

My brother wondered what this building was so we walked over and took a close look. It's nice when old buildings are saved.

photoHistory of the Danie and Fishers Tower
photoDaniels and Fishers Tower front door
photoDaniels and Fishers Tower

Another easy benchmark while in town.

Beautiful tower, especially at night!

Easy find and it was looking good in the afternoon sun today!

photoDaniels and Fischer Tower 2014-12-20

This one's easy to spot!


Found it when in the area.


All these times I've walked past this building and never knew it was a benchmark. Go figure. Saw it today as our plane landed at DIA.

Visiting from S. Florida and stopped in downtown to check it out.


Many times I've been near this tower and never knew it was a benchmark. Cool.

Worked next to this landmark for 13 years and never knew it was a benchmark.

Nice find in downtown Denver.

I love benchmark hunting! They are just as interesting as the caches I think. And what a great one too! Always has been one of my favorite lankmars, cool to know it is a survey point.

I've been by this many times and I never knew this was a BM. So today I finally got it as probably one of my favorite.


Really cool building


Found while touring Denver, mostly on foot

In town for a couple of days. Found a few of the benchmarks close to where we were staying. This was one of them.


I can't believe how many times I've walked past this and never thought to search for a benchmark!

Found this big benchmark while visiting Denver. At 11h00! Thanks !

photoThe Big Tower!

Found while in town visiting family.

Found in great shape, as described.


[(:)] found on a beautiful trip in a beautiful city

In town for NCAA Basketball and figured I would do a bit of benchmarking as well.

The tower is still standing and was lit green for St. Patrick's Day.


The tower and dome are still available for logging .

photoThe tower and the dome.

While out searching for benchmarks I find it much more satisfying to find an actual disk or bolt, rather than a building, tower or dome.
Finding the tower is kind of like saying I can log Pikes Peak while on the Santa Fe Trail in Kansas, because I can see it?

Nice building, closed when I visited it.  Still a nice day to get out.

photoDaniels and Fisher from nearby building top plaza
photoDaniels and Fisher Tower entrance detail

I have pictures of several different benchmarks on my phone that I am having troubles with. This is included. I will get it posted sooner or later.


Spotted this one today while in the area.

On my way to the Cheesecake Factory and got a good shot of this BM.

photoLooking west

Found while visiting Denver for a conference.


Found while traveling with Queens Blessing. Yes, that is a nice photo!! ORNITH

Posting a photo (which turned out rather pretty, if I do say so myself).

photoCO KK1706 Denver Daniels TWR

Doesn't get any easier than this.

Was able to get up into the bell tower and onto the observation deck. An amazing place!


photoCan't miss it!

really stands out.


My wife and I visited this benchmark while working on an EarthCache. Easy to spot this one.

photoThe Tower

Spotted this beutiful tower while on our way to a RTD LTR stop after a visit to the State Capitol.

A beautiful structure in downtown Denver.

Found numerous times, but this time while with family on the Mall.

photoThe tower

I always enjoy finding benchmarks like this... one that can be spotted blocks away!

I walk past this every day and even attended a performance below it and had no idea it was a Benchmark.

Found after work today with Tori. We were over-thinking this one a bit.

Found with xburrows on a lunchtime outing in the 70 degree weather. It was sunny and not too hot yet, and we had a fun time exploring the area. After finding one cache and missing another, we continued our quest for benchmarks in the area. Xburrows informed me that this building was the tallest building west of the Mississippi at the time it was built. Very cool!


In the area for a vacation finding things.....(*v*)

Stopped by to check out this neat chunk of history while takin' a break from work. Wandered inside and checked out the history. Talk about inflation! Hard to believe Daniels and Fishers sold for $10,500 in 1959. Glad it wasn't torn down with the rest of it. Would like to visit the tower that was the inspiration for it.

In Denver for a conference.

photothe tower

Still there.. :)

photoKK1706 - The Tower still stands

Can't miss it! "Found" while in town for the Geological Society of America annual conference, 2007. Hello to Penn State Brandywine!

I have walked past this for years--never noticed the benchmark.

I spotted this one from my 13th story window at the nearby Hyatt Regency Convention Center. Nice to log one from your hotel room. I am in town for a conference at the nearby convention center and decided to do a little benchmarking and geocaching (earthcaching) since I arrived earlier in the day than expected. This was one of five benchmarks, one geocache, and one earthcache located on 4/14/07.

One tall,skinny building.


It was still there when I drove by today. Imagine that.

Found it (hard not to)

Found while attending FEMA's MapMod Denver Summit.

The datasheet available from the NGS does have descriptive text.

Report submitted to the NGS.

[This entry was edited by wister6813 on Monday, November 20, 2006 at 9:03:19 PM.]

photoKK1706; DENVER. CO.jpg

Never knew this was a benchmark. I see it almost every day driving to or from work, or taking a walk during lunch.

Walk by this building everyday on the way to/from the office

What a great old tower, too bas I didn't have my camera with me!

#8 today. You have to tour lo-do if you get a free afternoon in Denver!

I’m on a business trip in Denver, Colorado – so I take the chance to catch some caches and benchmarks in the evening. This builing can be found easy even with no GPS.
Nice place! Best regards
willimax from Germany
P.S. Pictures can be delivered later...

Found it while on the hunt for Picture Perfect.

We found it but didn't know it's history so we looked it up. So here is exactly what we found.
1101 16th St.
National Register 12/3/1969, 5DV.118
Designed by Frederick J. Sterner and George H. Williamson as part of the 1911 Daniels and Fisher dry goods store building, the 21-story Renaissance Revival style tower is all that remains of the popular five-story retail establishment. The building was demolished during the Skyline Urban Renewal Project of the 1970s. This Denver icon, modeled after the Campanile of St. Mark's in Venice, has a steel skeleton faced with blond brick and extensive terracotta trim. The upper portion of the tower features an arcaded observation deck, a 16-foot diameter Seth-Thomas clock, and a bell weighing more than two tons. A rehabilitation of the 32-foot-square tower resulted in sixteen floors being made available for office tenants. Listed under the Historic Resources of Downtown Denver Multiple Property Submission.

photoanother view of the tower
photofront door and GPSr
photofront door

I work in the US Bank Tower less than two blocks away. I'll think this benchmark will probably outlast my employment!

Right outside the door of my hotel. Also found "Picture Perfect." An interesting site; I wish I could have learned more about the tower during my visit to Denver.

I wonder how they drop a plumb line to the mark...


11:24 Got it...

photoD&F Tower

So glad they saved this tower. It is a neat structure



As so many others have done "found" this benchmark while in the midst of Picture Perfect (or Picture Imperfect). Cool structure!

Found this one on my way from 'Picture Perfect' to 'Picture Imperfect'. Tower is still standing!

Logged officially while in between Picture Perfect and Picture Imperfect.

Also found this one while looking for Picture Perfect!

maybe the disc is on the flagpole! also found three other private contractor B.M. craftsman.

Found when looking for "Picture Perfect"

Not a hard one to miss. Tower is still there, I'm sure the media would have notified us otherwise.

I walked by this after a day at the taste of Colorado to get fo our bus stop. Nice to see it still standing and in good shape. This is as so part of a cache.

Found this one on a slow Friday at work. They are doing re-construction on Skyline Park and I wanted to see if it affected this benchmark. It didn't.

Loged this marker at 7:23 pm using Garmin etrex vist at 5220ft elev. N 39*44.900 W 104*59.730 +/- 19ft Placard by west side of south door National Register of Historic Places. East side of door placard City and Count of Denver Registerd Landmark #10 1968

Tower is still in place. Did not have GPS with me, so didn't get the coordinates.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1912 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
01/01/1942 by CGS (GOOD)
01/01/1958 by CGS (GOOD)
01/01/1964 by CGS (GOOD)

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in January 1993.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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