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Location DB > United States > Colorado > Denver > Gates Rubber Company
 Name
Gates Rubber Company
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 Database Info
created by Sinister Crayon on 2/24/2004 12:47 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 12/22/2023 11:30 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
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 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information
Address
999 South Broadway
Denver, Colorado
United States
Owner: Gates Rubber Co
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • water
  • air quality
  • hazardous waste, heights, broken glass
  •  Interesting Features
    - Large grounds with many buildings and offices.
    - Penalty for trying to see the place.
    - Fallout shelter.
    - Huge underground areas.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • dogs
  • 24 hour guard
  • locked gates
  • welded doors
  • wooden boarding
  • cameras
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1911
    Closed: 1995
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • rope
  • harness
  • breathing mask
  • gloves
  • head protection
  • long pants / sleeves
  • towelettes
  •  Recommended Equipment
    we always recommend a camera
     History
    Formed on this site; Gates Tire Company began making automobile tires; then switched production to hoses and belts primarily for GM cars. Factory operation ceased at this location in the mid-70's, but corporate offices remained on-site until the late-90's. Incidentally, at this time, Gates is the only company making belts suitable for pre-80's Cadillac hearses.

    http://www.denverg...%20Consultants.pdf
     Media Coverage
    Final demolition has begun. http://www.bizjour...near-downtown.html

    Yep - 'What happened to poor Jerusalem.
    http://www.denverp...om/news/ci_3301240 <--Link Dead
    Related to Demolition
     Future Plans
    Late June 2012 Update:
    An application for demolition has been filed with the city, and unless Gates receives historical designation, it will be torn down.

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    June 2012 Update:
    http://washingtonp...&id=2051&Itemid=42
    Gates spokesman Tom Reeve told a recent meeting of neighborhood representatives that his company intends to begin demolition of the remaining factory buildings by the end of this year.

    -----------------------------

    Rezoned TMU-30; currently planning commercial / residential redevelopment after environmental survey and cleanup finished.

    *Update 7.17.07*
    Demolition has begun on the south side of the factory. The 2-story brick section nearest the tracks had been demolished. Best guess is that the south side will be demolished first, then the north side, then the furniture warehouses on Santa Fe (also part of the Gates complex).
     Stories
    security=damn quick.
    Tue, Jun 20th, 2006
    posted by imprezawrxsti
    Before it disappears.
    Sat, Jun 3rd, 2006
    posted by Oblivion Machine
    Us meddling kids
    Sun, Nov 20th, 2005
    posted by Oblivion Machine
    No kidding...
    Fri, May 21st, 2004
    posted by statik


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     Photo Galleries
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    Exterior Images
    Sun, Oct 17th, 2004
    posted by RabidMonkey
    10 pictures
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    One Picture! ONE!!!
    Tue, Oct 19th, 2004
    posted by statik
    1 pictures
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    Before the chaos
    Tue, Dec 7th, 2004
    posted by jerusalem
    5 pictures
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    open thy gates
    Sat, Feb 18th, 2006
    posted by sharon
    27 pictures
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    trip to Denver
    Thu, May 25th, 2006
    posted by big dave
    20 pictures
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    behind the fence
    Mon, May 29th, 2006
    posted by imprezawrxsti
    8 pictures
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    recce/random exterior shots
    Thu, Jun 1st, 2006
    posted by imprezawrxsti
    8 pictures
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    June 2nd
    Sat, Jun 3rd, 2006
    posted by Oblivion Machine
    25 pictures
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    Demolition
    Sat, Jun 3rd, 2006
    posted by Oblivion Machine
    9 pictures
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    daylight demo
    Tue, Jun 20th, 2006
    posted by imprezawrxsti
    6 pictures
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    a cold day in hell
    Mon, Feb 5th, 2007
    posted by imprezawrxsti
    9 pictures
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    Just do It
    Sat, Mar 31st, 2007
    posted by secretdestroyers
    22 pictures
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    loitering
    Wed, Jul 18th, 2007
    posted by lexiphoto
    9 pictures
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    Really, I went inside.
    Sun, Jul 22nd, 2007
    posted by lexiphoto
    15 pictures
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    historic images
    Thu, Sep 13th, 2007
    posted by secretdestroyers
    6 pictures
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    Only one!
    Fri, May 14th, 2010
    posted by urbexkeith
    1 pictures
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    Demolition Permit
    Sat, Jun 30th, 2012
    posted by Retro_Chick
    4 pictures
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    RIP Gates
    Tue, Nov 19th, 2013
    posted by Retro_Chick
    3 pictures


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     Panoramas

    crappy pano
    Fri, Jan 19th, 2007
    posted by imprezawrxsti


    Gates
    Mon, Jul 2nd, 2007
    posted by secretdestroyers


    in the snow, taken on my sweet phone that can make panos
    Sun, Jan 10th, 2010
    posted by urbexkeith


    again in the snow with my pano phone
    Sun, Jan 10th, 2010
    posted by urbexkeith


    Factory rear
    Sun, Jan 21st, 2007
    posted by imprezawrxsti
     Web Links
    http://www.cherokeedenver.com
    http://www.epa.gov...ogantce/index.html
    http://www.gates.c...63&location_id=526
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    Category Rating
    Photography 9 / 10
    Coolness 9 / 10
    Content Quality 9 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 12/22/2023 11:30 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Dec 22 23 at 23:30, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Dec 22 23 at 23:30, Emperor Wang changed the following: Future Plans
  • on Dec 22 23 at 23:29, Emperor Wang changed the following: History, Hazards, Interesting Features, Recommended Equipment, Media Coverage, Future Plans, Description, Web Links
  • on Feb 20 15 at 1:29, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Feb 18 15 at 4:33, mikeandike changed the following: Status, Accessibility, Recommendation
  • on Jun 25 14 at 12:01, Steed validated this location
  • on Nov 21 13 at 2:57, Retro_Chick added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Nov 20 13 at 15:54, Retro_Chick added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Nov 19 13 at 3:37, Retro_Chick added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Nov 19 13 at 3:37, Retro_Chick updated gallery RIP Gates
  •  Forum Threads about this Location
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    You must log in for this feature to work.Amped up security1102351714116169/4/2014 1:25 PM by Retro_Chick
    You must log in for this feature to work.Since the Girl Fell Threw the Roofgeneboy25743/11/2012 7:57 PM by geneboy
    You must log in for this feature to work.Motion Sensorslexiphoto28371/12/2010 7:29 AM by Orogeny
    You must log in for this feature to work.Firefighters + Gates = Calendarkc07246/15/2007 9:54 PM by kc
    You must log in for this feature to work.so lets see here...kc17353/27/2007 6:52 PM by imprezawrxsti
    You must log in for this feature to work.DemolishingOblivion Machine59636/10/2006 7:36 AM by imprezawrxsti
    You must log in for this feature to work.Anyone? Bueller?statik69316/1/2006 7:06 PM by imprezawrxsti
    You must log in for this feature to work.DAMMIT!!!statik18825/31/2004 6:11 PM by Sinister Crayon
    You must log in for this feature to work.Not the overcoat!!!Chainsaw411855/15/2005 3:47 AM by GreyDeath
    You must log in for this feature to work.STAY AWAY FROM GATES!!!!!!!!jerusalem512665/20/2004 5:14 PM by jerusalem
    You must log in for this feature to work.Feel free..Sniper1918712/24/2006 11:17 PM by Sinister Crayon
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