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None of the photos are mine...

This is the American city that reminds me most of Melbourne--the grid, the Gold Rush architecture, the flamboyant new civic structures.



I.M. Pei's amazing Sheriton Hotel from the late 1950s.



Downtown Denver.



The Colorado State Capitol, opposite City Hall in the Civic Center.



The D&H Clock Tower is one of Denver's earliest skyscrapers.



The Brown Palace is Denver's grandest hotel and dates to the 1890s.



This is the atrium of the Brown Palace.



The controversial new Art Museum






The grand facade of Union Station



Denver's elegant City Hall



The historic Paramount Theater.



The stunning 1890s Gas & Electric Building, with a facade decorated with early electric bulbs.



Local Art Deco...



And a famous Expressionist building.



Historic neighborhood north of Downtown.
 

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Thanks! Of course there are differences in that Melbourne's older buildings are Anglo-Victorian as opposed to Richardsonian, but the "feel" of the place physically is similar. Denver has a lot of very stunning mid-century Modernism which is coming back into vogue. There are some interesting Modernist suburbs that were developed that are not entirely unlike the style of building in Palm Springs or Malibu during the same period.
 

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was there in Feb and very pleasantly surprised by Denver. They have a sweet set up with the airport and the CBD, and will be even better when the rail link to the airport comes on line. Cherry Creek looked to be a pretty sweet neighbourhood too. And of course, SHITLOADS of great micro beers all over the city.
 
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