Industrial Revolution -vs- Technological Revolution
September 26, 2007
There is a sadness in these crashing walls. A crumbling factory that once stood for industry, progress and wealth. The Gates Rubber company was a major employer for Denver in the early 1900’s but since the manufacturing was sent overseas, the factory has been vacant for nearly two decades. However, there is also hope for rejuvination. Technological advancements have brought new opportunities to replace those that have been lost, sometimes creating a positive tranformation.
This urban space just south of downtown will be used for a public transport station and a residential area. Apart from the transport station, I still feel this historic and valuable land should be honored by becoming an entirely public space that is beneficial to all… a park, a museum, a butterfly pavilion.