Libeskind’s proposal for Civic Center Park, presented in slideshow fashion by the Rocky Mtn News. (There’s an ad first, then the slides.) Lord almighty, the mind boggles. HT to my friend George. I think.
Per the Denver Post story, “The plan is only a model meant to ‘ignite and inspire public comment,’ Denver Parks and recreation spokeswoman Tiffany Moehring said.”
The Post quotes the Mayor as saying it’s “audacious.” In a good way, of course.
In this morning’s Denver Post, an article about this afternoon’s unveiling of the Libeskind “vision” was on the front page – of the Business section. Quoting various business execs and developers about the need to clean out the vagrants and low-lifes and “revitalize” the space. I suspect that top on the list is cleaning out the vagrants and low lifes and they could give a rat’s rear what else happens, or doesn’t happen, there, as long as it’s no longer a no-walk zone for regular people due to the high concentration of creepoids (I don’t mean a few harmless homeless people, I am referring to drug dealers and others of that ilk) hanging out. On the other hand, if the money guys like what Libeskind wants, then that’s what the City will build them. You read it here first.