Building for the Future
There are cranes all over this town, marveled one recent visitor to Denver, who wasnt talking about birds, but an even rarer sight during the economic doldrums: building cranes. Suddenly, you can spot them all over downtown. With any luck and a lot of planning theyre helping to create structures that may one day be celebrated at the Mayors Design Awards, a program started under John Hickenlooper to celebrate the growing number of Denvers homeowners, small business owners and developers who have made design excellence a priority in their community.
Today Denver has a new mayor, but the citys commitment to good design remains. And tonight the winners of the seventh annual Mayors Design Awards will be revealed at 6 p.m. at the Mercury Cafe, a previous honoree, located at 2199 California Street. The ceremony is free and open; a reception will follow from 7 to 8 p.m., with snacks and a cash bar.
Last years honorees included buildings both old and new, ranging from the renovated Sage Building downtown to the Mackstaller Residence in Highland, the YesPleaseMore! pop-up store to the venerable Domo restaurant.
This years crop of winners are likely to be just as eclectic; for more information on the announcement ceremony, go to http://www.denvergov.org/MayorsDesignAwards/tabid/432441/Default.aspx>.
Wed., Oct. 26, 6-8 p.m., 2011
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