Category Archives: built environment

Update on Fan Fair (i.e., Fan Fare) building

Update on the Fan Fair building Ah, signs of economic recovery. Decreasing unemployment, growing GDP and demolishing old buildings. I wrote about Aurora’s Fan Fair building a few years ago in the midst of the economic recession, and how the

Update on Fan Fair (i.e., Fan Fare) building

Update on the Fan Fair building Ah, signs of economic recovery. Decreasing unemployment, growing GDP and demolishing old buildings. I wrote about Aurora’s Fan Fair building a few years ago in the midst of the economic recession, and how the

Un-pedestrian malls

As the world’s tiniest (my guess) pedestrian mall, Fillmore Plaza, gets torn out, I reminisce about my extremely late discovery of pedestrian malls and how Fillmore destroyed my only semi-good pedestrian mall theory.

Un-pedestrian malls

As the world’s tiniest (my guess) pedestrian mall, Fillmore Plaza, gets torn out, I reminisce about my extremely late discovery of pedestrian malls and how Fillmore destroyed my only semi-good pedestrian mall theory.

Get me that clearance coat, stat!

A Nashville mall turns into your dream waiting room for doctor office visits.

Get me that clearance coat, stat!

A Nashville mall turns into your dream waiting room for doctor office visits.

Colorado Spring’s two new ruins

Ah, Sunday morning, the perfect time to hike around urban/suburban ruins. Most ruins lived some sort of life as, for example, a shopping mall, motel or a gas station. The ruins I walked around Sunday, however, haven’t lived yet. Let’s

Colorado Spring’s two new ruins

Ah, Sunday morning, the perfect time to hike around urban/suburban ruins. Most ruins lived some sort of life as, for example, a shopping mall, motel or a gas station. The ruins I walked around Sunday, however, haven’t lived yet. Let’s

Finally, an undead mall in Denver

I’ve written about dying, dead, undead and reincarnated malls all across the country, but I haven’t written about any in my adopted hometown of Denver. That’s because the Denver metropolitan area massacres malls. So far, about eleven enclosed malls have been

Finally, an undead mall in Denver

I’ve written about dying, dead, undead and reincarnated malls all across the country, but I haven’t written about any in my adopted hometown of Denver. That’s because the Denver metropolitan area massacres malls. So far, about eleven enclosed malls have been

Nashville public housing adventures

I had the distinct pleasure of visiting Nashville this past week. Yes, I sought out Nashville as a vacation destination. Okay, okay, part of my motivation included visiting a good college friend, but I had always wanted to visit Nashville

Nashville public housing adventures

I had the distinct pleasure of visiting Nashville this past week. Yes, I sought out Nashville as a vacation destination. Okay, okay, part of my motivation included visiting a good college friend, but I had always wanted to visit Nashville

Hummer haunts: What to do with old car lots?

Ah, the Hummer. An annoying—and delightful—tribute to American choice. For a long time, our local Hummer dealer served as a reminder that there are actually people out there who enjoy driving gas-hungry-hideously-ugly-in-a-cartoonish-way beasts and choose to spend wads of money

Hummer haunts: What to do with old car lots?

Ah, the Hummer. An annoying—and delightful—tribute to American choice. For a long time, our local Hummer dealer served as a reminder that there are actually people out there who enjoy driving gas-hungry-hideously-ugly-in-a-cartoonish-way beasts and choose to spend wads of money