When Downtown Denver Was Demolished: The Skyline Urban Renewal Project
By David Hill
May 1, 2017
Fifty years ago this month, Denver voters approved the Skyline Urban Renewal plan, which targeted 27 blocks of downtown for demolition, all in the name of progress. But many architectural gems were lost, and for years, downtown Denver was a sea of surface parking lots as redevelopment stalled. Even today, some of those parking lots remain.
Urban planner Ken Schroeppel talks to Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner.