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Ross Cherry Creek Library

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1962, Paul R. Reddy. 1993, remodeling, Michael Brendle. 305 Milwaukee St.
  • (Damie Stillman)

Deconstructivism came to Denver with this facelift of a boxy, International Style branch library. The new facade is a jumble of raw concrete slabs, tilting I beams, and purely decorative metal braces painted a bloody red. Spare parts spill out the front door, and wacky angles and exposed innards prevail inside in the cutout spaces and dramatized ductwork.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Ross Cherry Creek Library", [Denver, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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