Wells Fargo Center
During the ’80s oil boom, Denver was fortunate to get this signature Post-Modern skyscraper built downtown in 1984. The unique, simple shape has become a symbol of Denver, giving the building an almost Pop-Art iconic status.
It was designed originally as One United Bank Center by Philip Johnson, an architect who was at the forefront of the modernist movement from the 1920s up to his passing in 1995 (designing the famous Glass House along the way). His International-Style exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1932 effectively named that style of architecture and for many, introduced modern architecture to the United States.
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