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