There's been a lot of talk about whether Denver can afford to build the set of designs by Santiago Calatrava done for the expansion of Denver International Airport. The reason? Times are hard, and the Calatrava pieces are projected to cost around $650 million.
The Spanish-born, New York-based architectural genius has come up with plans for a variety of new structures. There's a stunning -- and signature Calatrava -- gateway-bridge over Pena Boulevard that would carry light-rail trains. Then, at the airport itself, there's a multi-modal transportation station for trains and buses.
What $650 million will buy: Calatrava's proposed station, hotel and convention center.
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