I was walking past the Denver Art Museum yesterday and almost couldn't believe my eyes.
After seven months of confusing tourists and getting ripped apart by hippie art thieves, the gargantuan construction scaffolding at the entrance to the (once-leaky) Frederic C. Hamilton Building was being removed by crews.
Just as I was starting to get used to it.
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