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Denver Art Museum and Museum Residences: general view toward the north

Title : Denver Art Museum and Museum Residences

Other title : Denver Art Museum

Creator : Studio Daniel Libeskind; Davis Partnership Architects

Creator role : Architect

Date : 2003-2006

Current location : Denver, Colorado, United States

Description of work : "Libeskind's block-long complex completes a pedestrian corridor paved in white and red granite that begins at Denver's Beaux Arts Civic Center. Passing between the museum's original building, a 1971 edifice by Italian master Gio Ponti, and Michael Graves's Post-Modern Denver Public Library, the thoroughfare terminates with Libeskind's plaza as a gateway to the gentrifying Golden Triangle neighborhood. On the plaza's eastern edge, the Museum Residences form an L-shaped mid-rise that clings to two sides of a new five-level parking garage. Across the plaza is the new museum addition, the Frederic C. Hamilton Building--a 146,000 square foot eruption of jagged peaks and soaring prows that beg the inevitable comparison to the Rockies beyond." (Source: Chen, Aric. "A civic act: Daniel Libeskind parlayed his high-profile addition to the Denver Art Museum into a commission for a neighboring condominiums-and created a successful urban space in the process." Metropolis v.26, n.7 (Mar 2007): 120-128, 143)

Description of view : General view of the south facades of the Museum's Residences to the right and the Frederic C. Hamilton building to the left. The Lanny and Sharon Martin Plaza by Libeskind is in-between them. The sculpture "Scottish Angus Cow and Calf" by Dan Ostermiller is located just south of the Hamilton Building to the left in the Hindery Family Park, a gift in 2006 from Leo Hindery. The Denver Public Library is also in distant view to the center right at the end of the plaza.

Work type : Architecture and Landscape

Style of work : Contemporary: Deconstructivist

Culture : American

Materials/Techniques : Glass

Metal

Stone

Source : Pisciotta, Henry

Date photographed : April 2008

Resource type : Image

File format : JPEG

Image size : 2304H X 3072W pixels

Permitted uses : This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. Other uses are not permitted. For additional details see: alias.libraries.psu.edu/vius/copyright/publicrightsarch.htm

Collection : Worldwide Building and Landscape Pictures

Filename : WB2009-0283 DAMandMusRes.JPG

Record ID : WB2009-0283

Sub collection : museums

squares (open spaces)

housing

Copyright holder : Copyright Henry Pisciotta

 

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Taken on May 6, 2008