During the twentieth century, one new public building was constructed in the greater Civic Center area for each decade. But it's been a very different story in the current century: By my count, eight new landmarks have been built in the mere twelve years since 2000. Some, like History Colorado, are great from an architectural standpoint; others, like the Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center, are mediocre; and one, the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Complex, is downright awful, having broken new ground in the realm of formal clumsiness and in the crudeness... More >>>