Doors Open DenverPosted: April 25, 2010
Doors Open Denver is an annual celebration of Denver’s built environment and design. During the free two-day event, you can tour the spectacular buildings you see every day but may never have entered. You will truly experience and develop a new appreciation for your home town and the sites that comprise Denver’s rich architectural landscape.
A week ago Rick and I headed down-the-hill, first stop (taken from Wikipedia):
The Daniels & Fisher (D&F) Tower is a distinctive Denver, Colorado landmark. Built as part of the Daniels & Fisher department store in 1910, it was the tallest structure west of the Mississippi at the time, at a height of 325 feet (99 m). The building was designed by the architect Frederick Sterner and modeled after The Campanile (St. Mark’s Bell Tower) at the Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy. The 20-floor clock towerhas clock faces on all four sides. Daniels & Fisher were later bought out by the May Company in 1958, and the store vacated the tower. When the store was demolished (ca. 1971), the tower was saved and renovated into lofts and businesses in 1981. It stands today in downtown Denver.
This place was so cool! A wannabe photographer’s dream!