Introducing: Blast from the Past!

We have published more than 5,000 photos of our fair city on DenverInfill and DenverUrbanism, featuring real estate development and infrastructure construction, street scenes, skyline views, and more. You may have forgotten about some of those older photos by now or, as a new blog reader, maybe you’ve not seen many of our images from the past. Either way, revisiting photos from years ago is fun and it helps put into perspective the remarkable progress we’ve made in building a more vibrant and urban Denver.

To that end, we are launching a new feature here on DenverUrbanism called Blast from the Past where we present classic oldies from both DenverInfill and DenverUrbanism and, occasionally, images from our photo archives that have never been published before! It’s much like Throwback Thursday except we’ll usually post more than one a week and they won’t necessarily be on Thursdays. All of our featured images will be at least five years old.

We hope you enjoy Blast from the Past and, as a teaser for our first post coming later today, can you guess what project was under construction in this photo?


By | 2016-12-27T18:01:43+00:00 January 17, 2016|Categories: Blast from the Past, Events & Meetings, Urban Development, Urbanism|3 Comments


  1. Mark Barnhouse January 17, 2016 at 10:21 am

    From the angle, which encompasses Boulevard School at 23rd & Federal, some of the original Auraria HEC buildings, and the DPD headquarters, even though these beams appear to be absolutely vertical I’m going to say: Hamilton Building of the Denver Art Museum, ca. 2004-5.

    • Shawn Snow January 17, 2016 at 2:41 pm

      I’m going to agree. There aren’t many trees in the Golden Triangle area, but those trees on the right look like the ones on the grounds of the Byers-Evans House Museum (some since removed, including the old cottonwoods). So perhaps this is the new DAM.

  2. Chris Jones January 17, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    2351 Federal is in the background, Elich Gardens and the Auraria Campus are in the midground, and 1331 Cherokee is the tan building on the left. I think that makes this the Clyfford Still Museum.

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