The view from Inside the Pepsi Center

Check one two.

I didn’t learn much during the Pepsi Center’s community walk-through today that I didn’t already know, but I did get a feel for just how massive an operation the Democratic National Convention and the accompanying media coverage will be.

Just getting to the Pepsi Center from the Auraria campus parking garage across the street meant stepping over cables, walking around giant fences and avoiding trucks and construction guys turning Brooklyn’s into CNN’s temporary headquarters. In fact, the side of the building has been painted on all sides with the news network’s logo.

CNN is in the house.

But Denver at large did get to catch a glimpse of just how cool the arena will look during the three nights leading up the Barack Obama’s acceptance speech over at Invesco Field.

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Jonathan Shikes is a Denver native who writes about business and beer for Westword.
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