I was visiting Lee Alex Vintage Modern to see photographer Dan Beahm’s newly mounted works and I spotted these postcards of two of my favorite downtown-Denver buildings.
This first postcard is from 1956 and is a shot of Mile High Center designed by I. M. Pei & Associates. The barrel-roof building in the front is the Transportation Center which is gone now, but much of Mile High Tower is still there.
Daniel Beahm and his wife Erika are Colorado filmmakers whose feature film Leading Ladies is available on Netflix. Lee Alex Vintage Modern just celebrated their one year anniversary in their new location at 24 Broadway.
The second postcard is the First National Bank building on 17th, designed in 1958 by Raymond Harry Ervin. This photo is especially interesting for me to see the roof pattern that you could view looking down from the Sky Deck observation area atop this mostly still intact skyscraper.
August 28th, 2012 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
You Are Listening To… Denver Live!
Perfect listening for a Friday night:
Just let it roll for an hour or so…. it’s fascinating!
August 17th, 2012 / 1 Comment » / by Tom Lundin
Just a note, that The Denver Eye is on Facebook as well:
July 28th, 2012 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
A great read in the Denver Post:
But I disagree on the Xcel Energy Building by RNL Architecture,
I quickly grew to like this Tetris building.
July 16th, 2012 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
An example of the use of the dogtooth pattern of Art Deco brickwork on the Colorado
Coalition for the Homeless building
July 8th, 2012 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Light Rail through the Convention Center
I continue this week of abstracts with a shot taken at the ground level where the
Light Rail passes through the Colorado Convention Center (designed 1990 by
July 4th, 2012 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Wells Fargo Parking garage
Detail from the parking garage of the Wells Fargo Center, designed 1984 by Philip
Johnson & John Burgee.
July 3rd, 2012 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Blue Tile wall
The blue tile wall from Fisher & Fisher’s Miesian 1958 Tremont Center Bldg at
Tremont and Colfax.
July 2nd, 2012 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
17th Street Plaza
17th Street Plaza, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in 1982, toward the end of the modernist era. The sculpture in the court of the plaza is by Kenneth Snelson.
May 29th, 2012 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin