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Elsa
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With a flight delayed, we wound up with time to kill in Denver International Airport. Walking around I remarked to my husband that the airport was built during the boom times and how obvious this was. DIA was supposed to cost 1.7 billion but wound up costing 4.8 billion. In whatever case it now looks somewhat ostentatious and I just thought this was interesting. I don't think they would build and airport like this today.

I haven't been to Las Vegas in a number of years but they also used to have a very flashy, glitzy airport. The last time I was there it was well on it's way to looking shabby and I imagine they've no money to invest in this first impression of the city the way they did in times past.

Do you notice any trends in architecture?

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Elsa,

My dad works at DIA! What a small world!

and BTW.......I'm going to Las Vegas in October (driving there) to see magicians Criss Angel and Penn & Teller!

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Locally the latest greatest fad is poplar bark shingle siding. They are supposed to naturally resist insects and meet flammability requirements. I don't know if that's true or not.

I just hate when everything is matchy matchy. The bank looks like a house which looks like the library. Too much civil control leads to homogenized boring architecture.

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Mark, check out the airport in Vegas and let us know what you see. Smile The shows sound fantastic. Smile

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I was thinking about how Yum Foods have combined KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut into 1 location. Very forward-thinking of them.

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I am having a moment of confusion. Didn't Yum Foods have everything like that for a while now? I have been dreaming of huge stone houses with pretty wood floors. Where I live I don't think this city is much for architectural development. (We live in the 80's here. We have not moved forward.)

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