Monday, March 27, 2006
The new Museum Residences are being built next to Denver's Museum of Art. The project is designed by Daniel Libeskind, who has also designed New York's Freedom Tower and a museum in Berlin.
The Golden Triangle, on the east end of downtown Denver near the gold-domed Capitol, is becoming the city's architectural core, with the public library designed by Michael Graves, the original Denver Art Museum building designed by the Italian architect Geo Ponti, and now Mr. Libeskind's geometric metallic museum addition.
Twelve of the 56 units at the Museum Residences are still available. They range from 756 to 2,200 square feet, and are priced at $342,000 to $1.25 million. (The highest-priced unit — a 3,500-foot duplex — was $2.7 million, and that has been sold.)
"When we first started to market it, we agonized a little bit over whether to use Daniel Libeskind in the marketing," said Glen Sibley, vice president of Corporex Colorado, co-developer of the Museum Residences, which cost $50 million.
It is heartening to see a real revitalization of downtown areas around the country.