Denver International Airport’s $650 Million Terminal Expansion Design Is Fugly

For the record, I like the DIA tents.  They are odd, but lots of natural light shines through and they are certainly distinctive.  On a clear day, I can see them from my office window, and they look pretty cool sitting on the horizon.  Other than being located halfway to Kansas and having an inefficient security set-up, DIA, in my view, is largely a success.

This proposed hotel expansion, however, is really ugly:

I think we can do better for our $650 million. 

Moreover, do we really need to hire a Spanish architect?  Why not someone local?  As a proponent of free trade, I generally don’t think in such parochial terms.  But why not highlight a local architect on such a visible public works project?

Published in: on July 29, 2010 at 2:44 pm  Leave a Comment  

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