Uptown Downtown


1999 Broadway, Denver was the location that inspired this inverted cityscape. The building is 544ft tall, completed in 1985 and has 43 floors. Designed by Curtis W. Fentress of Fentress Architects, it is the 5th tallest building in Denver. I chose the building for its reflective qualities but it gets it's unique shape from the architect who wished to retain the historic Holy Ghost Catholic Church. The building literally wraps around the church which sits within a few dozen feet of the skyscraper. Dedicated in 1943, the church has parish roots that date back to the 1860’s. In 1923, the property was purchased for $70,000 and ground was broken February, 1924. Less than half of the envisioned church was completed at its dedication. In 1940, Helen G. Bonfils, announced that she would complete the church in memory of her parents. Three hundred tons of Colorado travertine marble beautifes the walls and columns of this church, making it the largest collection of this stone in the United States.


$285  Giclee on canvas


Limited Edition of 50


Original acrylic/canvas 24x30"


© 2013 by Brenda Doyle

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