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Libeskind Dreams on a Denver Budget

I thought I was supposed to be the funny man! That was until I saw Daniel Libeskind's plans for Civic Center. Compared to his $100 million plan, the ideas I offered in my "Civic Center Master Plan Defined" cartoon seem almost reasonable. The cartoon, which originally ran on March 31, 2005, still offers many big ideas at a fraction of the cost; see them here.

And since the Master Plan calls for converting the McNichols building into a "cultural center" with a restaurant that has outdoor seating, why not just make it the Clyfford Still Art Museum? Renovating will be much cheaper than buying land and building new. -- Kenny Be

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