High Design in Denver

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January 22, 2009

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

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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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