Denver Public Library, designed by architect Michael Graves
I must apologize for the composition of the photo but the only way to get this view from this distance was through a stairwell window. One of the first events held in the rotunda of this library was the Summit of the Eight in the mid-90's. It is one of my favorite places. Inside are many nooks and crannies for reading, writing or researching.
The next photo shows the view from the back of the library. Just across a small plaza is the Denver Art Museum which is now undergoing a mammoth addition designed by Daniel Liebeskind who was subsequently chosen to design the 9-11 Memorial at ground zero in New York.
A photo of the original building, designed by Italian architect Gio Ponte in the early 70's, shows the new titaniam point of the Liebeskind-designed Hamilton Annex rising above the museum entrance and sunken courtyard. And finally, a photo of the courtyard itself --which features one of four Deborah Butterfield horses owned by the museum.
This photo was taken in the cloudy afternoon and the one below was taken when we first arrived in the morning.