High Design in Denver

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January 22, 2009
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  A view of Denver’s downtown cityscape from the surrounding central area.
    A view of Denver’s downtown cityscape from the surrounding central area.
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  Remnants of the past mingle with more recent developments, exemplified by these modern structures sitting atop an old brick warehouse.
    Remnants of the past mingle with more recent developments, exemplified by these modern structures sitting atop an old brick warehouse.
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  Jack A. Weil, who, at 105 years old, has manned the counter at Rockmount Ranch Wear since opening the business in 1946.
    Jack A. Weil, who, at 105 years old, has manned the counter at Rockmount Ranch Wear since opening the business in 1946.
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  Denver Art Museum director Lewis Sharp takes in the interior of the new Libeskind-
designed building. It’s not just visitors who like the design—artists like Betty Woodman 
and Tatsuo Miyajima enjoyed installing their work in the new structure as well.
    Denver Art Museum director Lewis Sharp takes in the interior of the new Libeskind- designed building. It’s not just visitors who like the design—artists like Betty Woodman and Tatsuo Miyajima enjoyed installing their work in the new structure as well.
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  Daniel Libeskind's Denver Art Museum, whose titanium-clad exterior shimmers in the afternoon sun.
    Daniel Libeskind's Denver Art Museum, whose titanium-clad exterior shimmers in the afternoon sun.
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  Denver’s ever-changing skyline showcases an eclectic mix of architectural styles.
    Denver’s ever-changing skyline showcases an eclectic mix of architectural styles.
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  Plans are being made to revamp Civic Center Park, in hopes of injecting new life into the downtown area.
    Plans are being made to revamp Civic Center Park, in hopes of injecting new life into the downtown area.
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  Don’t be fooled by Denver’s Western roots and cosmopolitan aspirations. You can still catch an alt-country or indie show at one of its thriving music venues like the Bluebird theater.
    Don’t be fooled by Denver’s Western roots and cosmopolitan aspirations. You can still catch an alt-country or indie show at one of its thriving music venues like the Bluebird theater.
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  Lewis Sharp’s Usonian home is just around the corner from where his children and grandchildren live.
    Lewis Sharp’s Usonian home is just around the corner from where his children and grandchildren live.
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  Low indoor-outdoor homes like this lend themselves perfectly to Colorado living, where the sun shines 300 days a year.
    Low indoor-outdoor homes like this lend themselves perfectly to Colorado living, where the sun shines 300 days a year.
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