UPDATE: Meeting did include information on the new sidewalk repair program, as well as the city’s need to fix “gaps” in sidewalks

  Well: The Sidewalk Working Group of Denver's City Council met today (Oct. 22) and the first part of the session was all about the sidewalk repair program that affects property owners in the city. Apparently the person I talked to with the city didn't get the news. Matt Bryner, with the Public Works Department's …

Westword’s “Hateful Eight” Lives on and on and on… happily

Okay, I know the column posted here is more than two-and-a-half years old – but it is still a wonderful read and opened many eyes. I laughed. I cried. I almost choked on my lunch when I read it the first time many months ago. Westword’s art and architecture critic, Michael Paglia, wields a mighty …

Aaron Betsky and Architect Magazine consider an epidemic of “meh”

Our flood of blech (to be polite) 5-story apartment buildings is not just located in Denver.  Writer and president of the School of Architecture at Taliesin, Aaron Betsky finds these somnolent “pancake” buildings are found all over the world. It’s like measles. This piece ran in Architect Magazine several weeks ago, but it gives us …

Oh, Landmark Preservation Commission: what’s next?

Since March, the city’s Community Planning and Development department has been convening monthly meetings with a large panel of members from different arenas – architects, preservationists, developers, neighborhood representatives, and more – to discuss and update of Denver’s landmark ordinance.  At the most recent meeting, on Oct. 9, the discussion dealt with incorporating “culturally significant …

Photo Credits

Left: the Denver Art Museum’s Frederic C. Hamilton Building, Courtesy of the Denver Art Museum; center, from top: a North Capitol Hill balcony, Equitable Building detail, and Dora Moore School, by Mary Voelz Chandler; right: Clyfford Still Museum detail, by Jeremy Bitterman, Courtesy of the Clyfford Still Museum. Chandler photograph by Cyrus McCrimmon.