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Longtime Westword art and architecture critic Michael Paglia just revealed "The Hateful Eight," eight examples of the kind of disappointing architecture — or is that n'architecture? — that you see all over Denver these days. But did he leave out some important, awful buildings? Anyone riding the free A Line train to Denver International Airport yesterday got an up-close look at another possible contender, according to Michael VanZant:
Why isn't the new hotel at DIA here? It's such a horrendous addition to the locale that every time I see it, I keep hoping someone will say "we screwed up, we're going to demolish it and try again." DIA took the mountains and the plains into consideration, and built a skyline that looks like teepees, enhancing the beauty of the surroundings, and then now they've come in, and added in a giant glass boat that completely blocks that view.