Although the 16th Street Mall officially turned the big 3-0 on Thursday, today was the big party. In Skyline Park, Mayor Michael Hancock presented a proclamation that recognizes the anniversary, RTD and Downtown Denver Partnership. Hancock congratulated both organizations on "all that you have meant to this city -- and to this region, for that matter...We have some challenging decisions to make as we look to renovate the mall, bring the aesthetics up to a more modern look for the 21st century for the next 30 years..."
Westword can't vouch for the next thirty, but we dedicated our current cover story to the first thirty. Continue reading for more photos from today's birthday bash.
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