I also stopped in Denver, Colorado on my trip. Everything in downtown Denver is modern, with tons of buildings under construction or upcoming. I had an absolute archigasm as I wondered around the downtown. Below are some of the projects I visited.
The Denver Art Museum extension completed in 2006 by Daniel Libeskind, at a cost of around $20m.
A design elevation I found online:
And 2 night shots I took while there:
The Museum of Contemporary Art by David Adjaye, which opened in October 2007.
A very cool black paneled building, but I found a corten-steel paneled building right behind it that I found much more interesting.
The Sugarcube building on Blake St. is a luxury apartment building, deisgned by KBMP Architects from Toronto. 37 Units, great location, fantastic looking building.
Photo from website:
Millenium Bridge by ArchitectureDenver and Ove Arup. A very cool cable-stayed pedestrian bridge over the train tracks.
The driving east into Denver from Vail is unbelievable, the mountain passes are breathtaking. The drive east out of Denver into Kansas, however, was one of the most boring things I've ever subjected myself to. I'll be returning to Denver very soon!!