Originally designed by world-renowned architect, I.M. Pei, the 16th Street Mall was built in 1982 and is one of Denver’s most popular attractions and iconic urban spaces. The 1.25-mile-long pedestrian, tree-lined promenade runs through the center of downtown surrounded by outdoor cafes, historic buildings, shops, restaurants, and retail stores. The numerous fountains and plazas along the mall offer a variety of daily events and entertainers. As the “spine” of downtown, the mall connects the Central Platte Valley and lower downtown with Civic Center and uptown.
This tour will focus on design, management, and operations for the various publicly accessible spaces along the mall from Civic Center to Commons Park. Learn about Denver’s plan to revitalize the 16th Street Mall experience for the changing times and demographics.
Note: Participants should wear comfortable shoes. Participants are strongly encouraged to have acclimated to altitude for at least 24 hours. Sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended.