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Biennial Art Project Makes Big Impact In Downtown Denver

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Workers construct "Mine Pavillion" in downtown Denver as part of the Biennial of the Americas (credit: CBS)

Workers construct “Mine Pavillion” in downtown Denver as part of the Biennial of the Americas (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4) – Construction workers are assembling a large wooden structure in downtown Denver. It’s not another addition to the Auraria Campus but an art installation.

The construction is underway in the median along Speer Boulevard at Larimer Street. Once it’s finished it will stand five stories tall.

The artwork is called “Mine Pavillion” and was designed by a Chilean architect.

The piece is reminiscent of a mining structure and is complete with boulders lining the bottom. It was designed to draw attention to the space between downtown Denver and the Auraria Campus.

“The idea is that by building a five-story structure we get to visualize what would happen if the city were to develop right here,” said Biennial Executive Curator Carson Chan.

The Biennial of the Americas is an international festival of culture and ideas. It runs from July 16 through July 19 with symposiums, festivals and art exhibits.

LINK: biennialoftheamericas.org

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