I'm a big fan of public art, and Denver has commissioned some standout pieces over the years that really spiff up the city. But sometimes things go awry when politics and civic bureaucracy meet the art world. While some of the people who serve on selection committees may have artistic qualifications ... More >>
I've never been a big fan of the City & County of Denver when it comes to architectural and artistic decisions. They've repeatedly dropped the ball on everything from I.M. Pei's Zeckendorf Plaza, which was demolished in 1996, to the proposed destruction of Civic Center Park's beauty in 2006, to runn ... More >>
Tom Lundin is an accidental historian: Through blog and The Denver Eye, his Facebook page, he shares images of the Mile High City's fascinating past. Lundin's collection is a curated mix of images that tell the story of a great city, with everything from hundred-year old photos of Lakeside Amusement ... More >>
Union Station, 1881The two groups vying to win the contract to redevelop Union Station are both missing the boat, says one reader. Instead of building off the concepts of the past, they need to look to the future, to the "one-off-thinking of today's youth and young adults."
Click here to see a larger image; it'll take a few seconds. The 16th Street Mall takes civil engineers for granite Imagine that the 16th Street Mall is Denver's smile, and that the granite pavers are the individual teeth that cost over a million dollars a year to floss, fill and cap. RTD is tired ... More >>
Saved by Colorado Preservation
Letters from the week of 10/25/2007
New lofts but no museum -- yet -- in the Platte Valley.
Two new landmarks with Mile High ambitions are coming online downtown.
A sculpture garden enriches Golden, but Bell Park may take its toll on Denver.
Additions to downtown's built environment and possible subtractions in the hinterlands.
Outsiders swoop in and threaten area landmarks -- as usual.
If you build it, they will come.
From the week of July 31, 2003
Letters from the issue of Thursday, May 29, 2003
Architects and architecture are in the news and on the walls of Denver's MCA.
An art sleuth trails Harry Bertoia to Denver, while Manuel Neri is caught in the act at Robischon.
Opportunities for art and architecture can be both found and lost amid city politics.
The Museum of Outdoor Arts lends some needed beauty to nowheresville.
Landmarks rise and fall in Denver.
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Local architecture is celebrated by Historic Denver and the American Institute of Architects.
Edgar Britton's legacy is rediscovered.
Skyline Park may be headed for the same tragic fate as Currigan Hall.
This city for sale.
Like Water for Chocolate
Architecturally speaking, Denver is getting uglier by the minute.
Downtown architectural accomplishments are threatened by 'renovation'.
The expansion of the Colorado Convention Center promises to do more harm than good.