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Old 07-02-2008, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Burque!
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I'm stumped... there's Tiffany glass all over the place.
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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Equittable Building on 17th, and no I will not reveal my sources lol
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Governor's Park/Capitol Hill, Denver, CO
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You are correct Noah - It recent had over $5,000,000 in renovations.

“There are but a few buildings in the United States that will equal in the grace and beauty of its architecture, and attractive loveliness of its composition as the Equitable Building when finished.” -Rocky Mountain News, 1890

I will post some of my pics shortly.
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Burque!
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Damn!

(although I have a hunch that your sources are similar to mine... in that they rhyme with Doogle or Malta Hista)
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Governor's Park/Capitol Hill, Denver, CO
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Default Which building has stained glass in it that is worth more then the building itself?

Equitable Building, Denver, Colorado

730 17th Street
Year Built: 1892
Architect: Andrews, Jaques & Rantoul
15th & 16th Streets were the heart of Denver’s business activity when the Equitable Life Insurance Company constructed the first “high-rise” on 17th Street. At a cost of $1.5 million, this was Denver’s most expensive, and with nine stories, Denver’s tallest building. The intricate carvings on the exterior arches show finely detailed laurel leaves, acanthus leaves and great wreaths. Carved by Andrew Garbutt of Boston, they exemplify the Greco-Roman style of the building. The stately stone exterior, with an interior lobby of Byzantine mosaics (6 million hand placed tiles), Tiffany & Co. glass and brass fixtures, grace what is still Denver’s grandest office building.

Denver’s Equitable Insurance building is built in the shape of the letter ‘E’ and has had little competition in elegance along 17th Street business structures. The Equitable Building has had a significant role in the commercial and political history of Colorado. At the time of its completion, it was a focal point for the development of 17th Street as a center of finance and business in Denver. It has since served as the location for many distinguished businesses and law offices. It was the tallest building in Denver until 1911 when it was surpassed by the Daniels & Fisher Tower. St. Charles Town Company, based in Denver, has now converted the 173,000 square foot Equitable Building into office condominium ownership. It was designated a historic landmark by the City of Denver in 1977 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.





























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Old 07-03-2008, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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Damn!

(although I have a hunch that your sources are similar to mine... in that they rhyme with Doogle or Malta Hista)
LMFAO!!! I will never tell ;p
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Old 07-03-2008, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Governor's Park/Capitol Hill, Denver, CO
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Damn!

(although I have a hunch that your sources are similar to mine... in that they rhyme with Doogle or Malta Hista)
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LMFAO!!! I will never tell ;p
Yes, very funny. I will have to get more clever.
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Old 07-03-2008, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Governor's Park/Capitol Hill, Denver, CO
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What Denver church was founded by a woman and currently has no priest, pastor or reverend running it's Sunday services?
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Thornton, CO
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Darn, I knew the answer to that stained glass questions. I should have checked the forum more often. And now I don't know the answer to this one without any research.
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:24 PM
 
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I love Denver, and there is great architecture there. However, this study seems really stupid. I mean, what was their criteria. Did they really even visit every city? Does this architecture firm have real architects, or is this people from Triangle Tech doing this study?

Don't get me wrong. I love Denver, and the architecture there is great, but above Philly or Washington? Please.

I live in Pittsburgh now, I am suprised that is not on the list. Pittsburgh has stunning architecture everywhere you look.

But, can you really rate the "architecture" of cities....not really.
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