Thursday, August 31, 2006
a bow tie pool, a 72 foot tall tower, and a bridge over broadway. is this the stage for architectural wonder? the people of denver at the design forum left divided by libeskind's proposal for the redevelopment of denver's civic center park. according to polls, the public standings so far are 53% dislike, and 47% approve.
the issue that struck the author as the most beguiling was the idea for a pedestrian bridge over the street/park itself. this is a glaring unresolved design issue, since the current situation at street level is not so congested, and-the best cities in the world engage the street including a diversity of both peds and cars.
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