A Glass Act

Suddenly, Denver's looking good.

The most sedate businessmen have taken to sporting hip glasses that echo those angular peepers sported by Daniel Libeskind, the architect who's already done so much to change Denver's skyline. Is he the reason that men here are suddenly making spectacles of themselves?

Not so those men will admit. When Peter Park moved here from Milwaukee to become Denver's director of planning, he wore dull, dull wirerims. Now he's rocking cool, narrow-rectangle frames. But he denies that his glasses were inspired by Libeskind, and says he's had them for some time.

Developer Evan Makovsky's glasses are only six months old, but they weren't a Libeskind-related acquisition, either. He just needed new glasses, he says -- and his wife picked some out for him at the mall. -- Patricia Calhoun

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Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
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