Best New Look - 2003
Leprino Family Atrium
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
After months of construction, the DMNS finally opened its beautifully restructured three-story west atrium, featuring the museum's famous vantage-point view of City Park, downtown Denver and the mountain skyline beyond, stretching south to Pikes Peak and north to Longs Peak. Old-time Denverites grew up with it, but they'll only appreciate it more now that it's packaged in its sleek, new multi-leveled form. Better yet, on the fourth floor, there's an open-air Sky Terrace perfect for viewing both the land and the sky. What a place! Bring your telescopes: It's got star quality.