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Old 06-26-2008, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Thornton, CO
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I just read an article online ranking Denver to be number 8 nationally in the architecture study done by RMJM Hillier architecture firm. That's pretty impressive, don't you think?

1. Chicago
2. New York
3. Boston
4. Los Angeles
5. Portland
6. San Francisco
7. Seattle
8. Denver
9. Philadelphia
10. Washington D.C.

Cities to watch:
Minneapolis, Baltimore and Phoenix.

Here's the link to read more about it
http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/stories/2008/06/23/daily37.html?t=printable
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Old 06-26-2008, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Denver,Co
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I wonder what they use as a criteria for the study.
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Old 06-26-2008, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I wonder what they use as a criteria for the study.
Yeah, especially with LA at #4.
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Old 06-26-2008, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Burque!
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Why the Disney Concert Hall of course!
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Old 06-26-2008, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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We do have some pretty good buildings, At one point in history Denver had the biggest colection of "painted ladys" (queen anne victoran style homes) west of the mississippi.

the article seems to emphasis green building as a criteria for the decisions. Colorado is known as the "green" energy development state in the country. We have tons and tons of the companies that are developing a great deal of the green techs here.
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Governor's Park/Capitol Hill, Denver, CO
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Much agreed Noahma, Denver is rich with historic buildings and is second to San Francisco with the amount of painted ladies. There are in every historic neighborhood from the Highlands, to Baker and Park Hill. Mixed in are Venacular, Tudor and our own Denver Squared style, to name a few. Just look at the Denver Schools in everything from Gothic to Deco, wonderful buildings. The new low rises like the EPA building are very green and the new Museum of Contemporary Art is seeking Leeds certification. Our three tallest are a throw back the the oil prospering of the 80s, but the new construction on a low level is national recognized.
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Governor's Park/Capitol Hill, Denver, CO
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Allow me to share a little of Denver's structural history and valued gems with you in pictures:























http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd187/denveraztec/Churches/2007_0615Medical_Center0004.jpg (broken link)

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd187/denveraztec/Churches/2007_0530Denver_Baker0022.jpg (broken link)

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd187/denveraztec/Churches/2005_0918DenverDawn_20050040.jpg (broken link)

















































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Old 06-26-2008, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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[quote=DenverAztec;4247356]Allow me to share a little of Denver's structural history and valued gems with you in pictures:


thank you, I love old buildings!!! I really hate what the "skyline renewal" did to Denver in the 60's, way to many of the painted ladys were ripped out for low cost, ugly apartment buildings, it makes me want to cry.

I love when a client wants a more classic style home designed for them, I usually take the extra step to look at as many old buildings as I can to draw more inspiration for the design.
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Governor's Park/Capitol Hill, Denver, CO
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You are welcome, I have tons of pics and I could easily clog up this thread. However, what DURA (Denver Urban Renewal Athority) did to this city was horrendous. Thank God places like the Highlands, Curtis Park and Baker were spared. Sadly, Capitol Hill was hit hard and hundreds of these homes were demolished. One exciting tid bit that most folks don't know - Cheeseman Park, the Denver Botanical Gardens and Congress Park were all originally the City Cemetery in the 1800s before Fairmount and Riverside were built. Denver Jews had Congress and moved their dead to Fairmount when the city began to expand and nobody wanted a cemetery in their backyard. The Catholics had the grounds where the Botanical Gardens is now and they moved to Fairmount, Riverside and Mount Olivet. Cheeseman was downhill and housed those, who when died, had no money, were criminal or unclaimed. Only 1/3 of the bodies were moved from Cheeseman as the contractor was caught only moving the headstone and not the bodies. The city never corrected this problem and the bodies are still there. Fun little Denver historical fact.
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Old 06-26-2008, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Governor's Park/Capitol Hill, Denver, CO
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Default Modern Denver

As for modern:





































































All shots by me, Denver Aztec. Hope you enjoyed.
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