Denver Is In the Details || June & July 2014
Some people still think Denver is a cow town. Of course it isn’t a Chicago or a NYC or a Los Angeles, but we are a young city on the rise. We have a booming downtown with an architectural heritage spanning 150 years, some of which is sampled here. So stop, look, and enjoy the details around you.
Union Station Grand Opening || Denver, CO || May 9, 2014
Yesterday was a historic day for Denver as Union Station officially opened to the public. To the fanfare of thousands, the likes of the mayor, the governor, and Colorado’s U.S. Senators cut the ribbon to the new underground bus terminal.
Unlike other stations in the U.S. that have been converted into malls or convention centers, Union Station has been reinvigorated in its original purpose as a transit hub and gateway to the city. Services now include light rail, Amtrak, buses, and regional rail (opening in 2016).
However, a lot of work still has to be done. The Great Hall, hotel, restaurants, and retail will be completed in July, so we continue to look forward to the project’s completion!
17th St. Promenade || Denver, CO || April 11, 2014
Union Station has a storied past. From being the original gateway to the Queen City of the Plains to becoming a dilapidated brownfield site on skid row, it’s now become one of the largest redevelopment projects in the nation. If it provides the urban renaissance that Denver has sought for decades, only time will tell.
Be sure to check out the grand opening of the transit portion this Friday (May 9)! The hotel and restaurants will follow suit in July.
Denver Union Station || Denver, CO || April 11, 2014
Off people go to the humdrum of work during the morning commute.
It’s an exciting time here in Denver because the grand re-opening of Union Station is on Friday! Many years of hard work is almost done. In honor of it I’ll be posting more shots of Union Station throughout the week.
Atop the SugarCube || Denver, CO || April 12, 2014
Like ducklings following their mother, it’s fascinating to see how people instinctively create order through simple actions such walking in pairs or in lines on places like busy city streets.
Taken from inside the SugarCube building on Denver’s 16th Street Mall.
Delgany Street || Denver, CO || April 11, 2014
Although not as magnificent as the cherry blossoms in D.C., Denver has its share of blooming foliage. Here, a simple chain-link fence is all that stands to separate beauty and industry.
City and County Building || Denver, CO || January 3, 2014
This picture is a few months old but it was such a spectacular day. The curving arms of the City & County Building caught the rays of the setting sun and threw it on the building’s face. And all this against the majestic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. That Civil War solider has the best seat in the house.
Good Night & Good Morning Moon || Denver, CO || January 3, 2014 & January 28, 2014
From the Kittredge Building on the 16 St. Mall to the suburbs in Aurora, hello moon.
Wynkoop Street Railroad Bridge || Denver, CO || February 28, 2014
Constructed in 1908, this is but one of many bridges that rattled with the roar of trains serving the former industrial warehouses in LoDo. Now all that crosses over Cherry Creek are bikes and pedestrians.