Recap: Golden Triangle Architecture Exhibition Series: History Colorado

Julie Peterson, Exhibit Developer and Public Historian at History Colorado, led a tour of the museum’s marquee exhibition, Building Denver: Visions of the Capital City. The exhibition shares the many visions for and stories of the growth, urban development and architecture of Denver from 1860 to today. Four different eras throughout Denver’s history show how civic leaders, designers and residents have steadily worked to bring their own visions of Denver to life by engaging the city’s natural landscape, navigating the movement of people across the city and responding to a boom and bust economy. Through each vision, the exhibition examines how design affects everyday life. The final section, A Resilient City: Denver’s Future, encourages residents to advocate for their vision for Denver’s future. DAF members and patrons saw examples of how Denverites have grappled with key issues regarding urban development over time: housing, mobility, the public realm, health and the environment.