In our last Blast from the Past, we took a look at construction of the Colorado Convention Center expansion. On a related note, for this week’s Blast we’ve got one of the convention center’s most popular elements, the Big Blue Bear (officially titled “I See What You Mean” by artist Lawrence Argent).

On June 21, 2005, I caught the Bear under construction.

Lower torso installed:


The head and other body parts sit nearby:


View from inside the convention center:


It’s hard to believe, but the Big Blue Bear is almost 11 years old!