Writer Square -- the beginning

Writer Square, the pedestrian shopping center and mixed-use development between Larimer Square and the 16th Street Mall, has been a downtown fixture for nearly 30 years. But as we report in this week's cover story, "Writer's Block," new changes at Writer Square are making some people nervous that part of what's made the block special for so long will soon be lost.

Writer Square resident Nick Jovene knows more about the block's past than nearly anybody, since he was the project manager on the original development. Check out the Jovene's photo above of the square not long after it was complete, and click "Continue" to see the project mid-construction (notice how empty downtown looks around it), as well as a photo of the work in an old Masonry magazine.

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