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Wray says that as she looked at the extensive photo documentation of Mile High and Zeckendorf, she "used a box of Kleenex" weeping. The architectural base areas of both of these Denver landmarks have been thrown away like so much trash, though at both Mile High and Zeckendorf, the accompanying towers survive, albeit in molested condition.

On the bright side, there is still one large 1950s I.M. Pei project left. Unfortunately for us, it's in Kipps Bay, New York.

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Michael Paglia is an art historian and writer whose columns have appeared in Westword since 1995; his essays on the visual arts have also been published in national periodicals including Art News, Architecture, Art Ltd., Modernism, Art & Auction and Sculpture Magazine. He taught art history at the University of Colorado Denver.
Contact: Michael Paglia