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High Design in Denver

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Denver, Colorado, is on a Rocky Mountain high of art and architecture with new museums by Daniel Libeskind and David Adjaye.

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  A view of Denver’s downtown cityscape from the surrounding central area.  Photo by Cameron Wittig.
    A view of Denver’s downtown cityscape from the surrounding central area. Photo by Cameron Wittig.
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  Remnants of the past mingle with more recent developments, exemplified by these modern structures sitting atop an old brick warehouse.  Photo by Cameron Wittig.
    Remnants of the past mingle with more recent developments, exemplified by these modern structures sitting atop an old brick warehouse. Photo by Cameron Wittig.
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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.  Photo by Cameron Wittig.
    Jack A. Weil, who, at 105 years old, has manned the counter at Rockmount Ranch Wear since opening the business in 1946. Photo by Cameron Wittig.
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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.  Photo by Cameron Wittig.
    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. Photo by Cameron Wittig.
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  Daniel Libeskind's Denver Art Museum, whose titanium-clad exterior shimmers in the afternoon sun.  Photo by Cameron Wittig.
    Daniel Libeskind's Denver Art Museum, whose titanium-clad exterior shimmers in the afternoon sun. Photo by Cameron Wittig.
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  Denver’s ever-changing skyline showcases an eclectic mix of architectural styles.  Photo by Cameron Wittig.
    Denver’s ever-changing skyline showcases an eclectic mix of architectural styles. Photo by Cameron Wittig.
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  Plans are being made to revamp Civic Center Park, in hopes of injecting new life into the downtown area.  Photo by Cameron Wittig.
    Plans are being made to revamp Civic Center Park, in hopes of injecting new life into the downtown area. Photo by Cameron Wittig.
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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.  Photo by Cameron Wittig.
    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. Photo by Cameron Wittig.
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    Photo by Cameron Wittig.
    Photo by Cameron Wittig.
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  Lewis Sharp’s Usonian home is just around the corner from where his children and grandchildren live.  Photo by Cameron Wittig.
    Lewis Sharp’s Usonian home is just around the corner from where his children and grandchildren live. Photo by Cameron Wittig.
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  Low indoor-outdoor homes like this lend themselves perfectly to Colorado living, where the sun shines 300 days a year.  Photo by Cameron Wittig.
    Low indoor-outdoor homes like this lend themselves perfectly to Colorado living, where the sun shines 300 days a year. Photo by Cameron Wittig.

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