Wednesday, October 14, 2009

About the Box: Fun House Mirror

Curator's Note: As part of extending the "Looking for Loci" exhibit, we've photographed the boxes and are posting them with their stories, adding to them where possible.
looking for loci, samantha schmitz, denver community museum, sf mobile museum, san francisco mobile museumGenius Loci: 1999 Broadway, Denver
By Samantha Schmitz


This is a place downtown that makes me feel like a child. It is a bit of unnoticed whimsy in the middle of offices and traffic. This mirrored column outside of the offices at 1999 Broadway is like a fun house mirror on the sidewalk. I can stand there for long periods of time watching the traffic and light rail bend around the way, appearing to almost crash into the surrounding buildings. Also it is 1999 Broadway, so that’s cool.

looking for loci, samantha schmitz, denver community museum, sf mobile museum, san francisco mobile museumNote: we don't personally know Samantha here at the SFMM, so we did a little sleuthing. Turns out 1999 Broadway is a quite tall building, designed by Fentress Architects. From Wikipedia:
"1999 Broadway is a 544ft (166m) tall skyscraper in Denver, Colorado. It was completed in 1985 and has 43 floors. The building was designed by Fentress Architects and is the 4th tallest in Denver. 1999 Broadway has a unique shape, it is shaped like a triangle with a scoop in the side. This is caused by the desire to retain the historical Holy Ghost Catholic Church at the base."
looking for loci, samantha schmitz, denver community museum, sf mobile museum, san francisco mobile museum

1 comment:

  1. This 2-piece set protects mirrors, artwork, glass shelves & doors.These ART/MIRROR BOXES saved our mirrors and made moving easier for us.

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