Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Geometric Shapes in the DTC

I worked over twelve hours yesterday in order to meet a deadline. Got the work done and today I took off from work around 1:30 PM. I was in the DTC or Denver Tech Center where United Airlines has some stuff in the Cendant Data Center located there.

The weather was beautiful, warm in the high 60s and the sun was out in force with just a few thin clouds barely moving in the soft breezes.

I had no particular destination in mind so I started wandering northwards. The following building and the way the sun was catching its geometrically designed architecture caught my eye and I stopped:

The next building reminded me of the oncoming bow of a ship, knifing its way through the pavement of the DTC:

This next building brought to mind the four-cylinder shaped building owned by BMW and used as it's headquarters. Except of course, it's only one cylinder here and it's a "cutaway". First, here's BMW's building:

Known as the Vier-zylinder or "Four Cylinder"
Courtesy: Google

The next picture is not a building per se, but it was a nice juxtaposition of shapes and angles which I found pleasing to the eye, I hope you enjoy it as well. It's the pedestrian crossover spanning the I-25 Superslab so you can get to the Light Rail Station on Orchard Road.

Finally, the building in which the realtor who sold me my current home works out of. First time I saw the building I was struck by it's geometrically flowing shapes. I finally got around to taking a picture of it for your viewing.

Not much else caught my eye after this last building. I headed home via the Cherry Creek Dam Road to Parker Road. Cruised on down to Parker to see if the independent Mercedes mechanic I usually took my 560SL to is still there. Turns out, he's moving! Yep, the Mile High Harley Davidson dealer apparently bought up all the property near the mechanic and I guess he's jacked up the rates. Oh well, at least he's moving nearby according to the sign I saw.

Home by 3:30PM, less than 21 miles of joyriding along with the regular commuting miles on Brigitta, my 1987 R80 Airhead. I probably should have ridden more but I felt tired still from yesterday's work.....I think I'll take a nap before dinner.


Jack Riepe said...

Dear Charlie6 (Dom):

I meant to post something to your bvlog yesterday, but I have been on the road for a week and the internet in this damn hotel was just inexcusable -- especially as they charged $12.99 a day for it.

In additinto the shapes of these buildings, the color of the brick and other materials says a lot too. In some cases, they suggest formations of stone, left angular by the elements. But in the cyclindrical and half cyclindrical ones, it appears they are softened the blow of commerce.

Nice pictures. I hope to start posting some of my own next week.

Fondest regards,
Jack Riepe

Dave Morrell said...

One note about the bridge over the highway at Orchard is that it isnt fully enclosed in glass. To lessen wind shake, they left bottom inch open. This makes for a VERY noisy walk across on a Sunday when a bunch of Harley riders go underneath.