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Explore the City Inside Out at Doors Open Denver

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AIGA Colorado
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April 17, 2015
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The 11th annual Doors Open Denver, the premier event showcasing Denver inside out, will take place Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26, when Denver buildings will open their doors to the public for exclusive and rare viewing opportunities, exposing the inside of Denver’s unique urban fabric.

The event, presented by Denver Architectural Foundation, will be headquartered at the newly renovated Denver Union Station, a historic landmark at the center of many new developments.

“This year’s theme is Denver Classics, Then and Now,” said Brit Probst, committee chair of Doors Open Denver. “In keeping with the theme, the event will showcase how innovative new public spaces are transforming the urban landscape while complementing historically beloved buildings.”

Free, open sites include the Historic Sugar Building, the Dry Ice Factory, RedLine, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, the Denver Art Museum, The Lobby-The Paris Hotel Building, The Source, Converge Denver and TAXI, among many others.

Several of the sites will offer free interactive activities and exhibits. For example, the Denver Fire Department Station 3 will provide firefighter gear demonstrations, fire safety education and giveaway items. The Byers-Evans House Museum will host The Family Dog: Denver, an exhibition of rock posters from The Family Dog (1967-1968).

Doors Open Denver also offers ticketed Insider Tours, providing engaging opportunities to view areas of buildings not frequently open to the public. This year’s tours include a look at the Mansions of Capitol Hill, the DaVita building, the D&F Tower and the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL), along with many others. Tickets will range in cost from $5 to $25, and registration will open to the public on April 6. Proceeds from the sales of the tickets benefit Doors Open Denver, a nonprofit organization.

For more information on free sites and tours, as well as paid Insider Tours, visit doorsopendenver.com.

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Doors Open Denver
Doors Open Denver, presented by Denver Architectural Foundation, is the premier event showcasing Denver inside out. The 11th annual event will take place April 25 and 26 with its headquarters located at the newly renovated Denver Union Station. Doors Open Denver is possible due to the generous contributions of the following sponsors: Davis Partnership Architects, AIA Denver, Jones Lang LaSalle, Ambient Life, SCFD, 4240, Anderson Mason Dale, CBS Denver, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, Colorado Real Estate Journal, Denver Arts & Venues, GE Johnson, gkkworks, Hensel Phelps, Historic Denver, Jordy Construction, KL&A Inc., Martin/Martin, ME Engineers, Milender White Construction, Monigle, Moye|White, OZ Architecture, PCL Construction, RMH Group, Saunders Construction, The Blue Book and Visit Denver. For more information about the event, please visit doorsopendenver.com or engage with the organization on Facebook, Twitter (@denverarchfound) and Instagram (denverarchitecture), using the hashtag #DOD2015.

all images © Ambient Life Photography

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