Denver Public Library--page 1 (of 4 pages)

Michael Graves

A post-modern building

Graves, one of the main founders of the post-modern style, created here a building illustrating many of the characteristics of that style: it has a kind of "disharmonious harmony" seen particularly in the various colors of cladding and the towers and extensions; it is partly contextual--note the fenestration which alludes to Hoyt's earlier library; and it is fun--or user-friendly.

Views from the south and southeast


The new main entrance on the east side


The main entrance seen from the north

The beige limestone original building by Burnham Hoyt is in the foreground.

Views of the southeast corner--a loading dock

A long loggia extends along the south side. (See page 2.)

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