Play ball: May “Evolution of the Ball” stay in the picture

Last July, noted artist Lonnie Hanzon learned that his popular public art piece – The Evolution of the Ball – was headed for storage as the Colorado Rockies began the process of turning the West Lot into a giant complex, including residential units, a hotel, and a plaza with retail and restaurants. In response, Hanzon …

Maybe navigating Denver’s construction zones will now be less risky. Sort of.

Last October, my city council representative sent out an email listing changes the city’s Public Works’ executive director was considering for construction zone rules. The idea was to offer safer paths for pedestrians, to require contractors to find a place for construction workers to park and not take over street parking, and to implement other …

When a building is demolished, our memory of the architect begins to fade

For the past few months, I have been following the long and miserable demise of a building in the Golden Triangle. The photos show a 1982 building at 990 Bannock Street, and one showing an excavator gnawing away at the building. Let’s call it the jaws. The building seems to be spilling its guts as …

How the West is growing taller. And how people are moving out.

Last night, I found a story on The Washington Post’s Evening Edition that included some extraordinary graphics and photographs. The story, headlined “The rising Western skyline,” examines the changes in Western cities as ever-taller buildings are growing on our horizons. The report starts with Denver, then moves on to Seattle, Long Beach, and Sacramento – …