Colorado is an awe-inspiring state…amiright?! Not only is our nature outstanding, but so are our buildings and structures. Case in point are these 9 pieces of architectural brilliance that could wow anyone!
1.) Mesa Verde
The stunning cliff dwellings, built by a group of nomadic Paleo-Indians beginning in AD 600, is the largest and most well preserved archeological site in the country.
2.) Denver Performing Arts Complex
With construction beginning in late 1974, the Denver Performing Arts Center was the first of its kind in both size and seating capacity. The venue is connected by an 80-foot-tall glass roof and spans an entire 4-blocks!
3.) The Royal Gorge Bridge (Canon City)
The highest suspension bridge in the United States is 1,260 feet long, 18 feet wide, and is made up of over 1,292 wooden planks.
4.) Bishop Castle (Rye)
The infamous castle has been worked on by one man for nearly 40 years and is made up of 1,000 tons of rock.
5.) Steele Bridge Building (Denver)
Formerly known as the "vacant green building," the newer structure is made of copper and catches the eye of all who pass.
6.) Miramont Castle (Manitou Springs)
The Miramont Castle's website describes the unique architecture as a combination of "Shingle-style Queen Anne, Romanesque, English Tudor, Flemish stepped gables, domestic Elizabethan, Venetian Ogee, Byzantine, Moorish, and half-timber Chateau used randomly throughout the four stories."
7.) Denver Public Library
It took nearly $100 million to build this massive 540,000-square-foot postmodern building.
8.) Denver International Airport
Did you know that DIA's recognizable tent-like roof is actually made up of a durable fiberglass?
9.) Denver Art Museum
The exterior of the DAM's North Building is made up of more than a million reflective glass tiles and the Frederic C. Hamilton Building is covered in 9,000 titanium panels.