Best Addition to the Denver Skyline (2003)
The Millennium Bridge
With a good measure of artistic skill and an even bigger helping of panache, Steve Chucovich's ArchitectureDenver whipped up a brand-new pedestrian bridge that's already a landmark in every sense of the word. The Millennium Bridge dramatically spans the railroad tracks that separate the Platte Valley from LoDo at Riverfront Park, connecting old Denver with new. Suspended from a soaring diagonal mast, steel cables descend to the deck of the walkway, holding it up with theatrical flourish. Painted a brilliant silvery white, the bridge looks like a ship's mast from certain vantage points -- it's particularly nice when seen from the hills of Highland -- pointing the way for Denver's next voyage of discovery.