Photo Credits

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

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 – …

Bringing ‘culturally significant’ buildings into the preservation fold

For the last few months, I’ve been attending meetings of the city’s Landmark Ordinance Task Force meetings. The meetings began last March, and are close to wrapping up. The goals are wide-ranging: updating the make-up of the Lower Downtown Design Review Board, probably extending the timeline for consideration of potentially landmarking a property, adding a …