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Qwest sign replacement heralds dawn of new age: Kenny Be's Worst-Case Scenario

Qwest sign replacement heralds dawn of new age: Kenny Be's Worst-Case Scenario

The Qwest signs on top of the 52-story building at 1801 California Street are being replaced with Century Link signs this week. The change heralds the dawn of a new age in Denver -- the age of global corporate insignificance. Too bad our downtown towers can't be named for successful homegrown companies...

Qwest sign replacement heralds dawn of new age: Kenny Be's Worst-Case Scenario

What with the letter "Q" already in place, it would seem only natural to sell the naming rights to the 1801 California Street building to Denver-based Quiznos Restaurants. However, recent news that the company has hired financial advisers to help renegotiate $850 million of debt suggests that there may not be enough bread to promote the sandwich company. Below, a positive sign from a quickly growing local eatery...

 

Qwest sign replacement heralds dawn of new age: Kenny Be's Worst-Case Scenario

As shown above, a Tacos Junior logo emblazoned atop a downtown tower would be a handy reminder to all Denver residents that any time is Tacos Junior time! Without Qwest, Denver is without a national Fortune 500 corporate headquarters. Below, there's only one national company that even has a much of a presence in this town...

 

Qwest sign replacement heralds dawn of new age: Kenny Be's Worst-Case Scenario

As shown in the illustration above, Purina would probably ask for tax incentives to put their sign on the former Qwest building. While a few grumpy grampas in the Hampden neighborhood might complain about susidizing the marketing of puppy chow, the rest of dog-crazy Denver would gladly foot (or paw) the bill. Below, a sign that Denver's economy has really gone to the dogs...

 

Qwest sign replacement heralds dawn of new age: Kenny Be's Worst-Case Scenario

The picture above illustrates that as Denver institutions -- from the National Western Stock Show to Qwest -- are acquired by other corporations and municipalities, it's only a matter of time for the city to be co-opted by regional concerns. Below, truth is never stranger than fiction...

 

Qwest sign replacement heralds dawn of new age: Kenny Be's Worst-Case Scenario

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