Every year, I always look forward to reading the “Best of Denver” issue of Westword. It’s an annual opportunity to celebrate the interesting facets of life in Denver and engage in a serious-but-not-too-serious way of spreading some mutual love for our favorite city. So, I’m particularly excited and honored that DenverInfill has just won its second Best of Denver award—this time for our Denver Union Station tours. Back in 2007, DenverInfill won its first “Best of Denver” award for just… existing. This time, we won because we love to walk and talk (at the same time!) about something we’re rather passionate about: Denver Union Station.
If you haven’t joined us yet for one of our Union Station tours, that’s OK. The project won’t be complete until 2014. But time has a way of flying, so please don’t forget to squeeze us in sometime over the next couple of years. The Union Station redevelopment is a project that will forever transform the way people arrive in, perceive, and experience Denver. At some point, I hope you’ll join us on a sunny Denver Saturday morning. The tours run on the first and third Saturdays of each month at 10 AM. Check this blog on the Thursday or Friday before for confirmation that the scheduled Saturday tour will take place (holidays, weather, and other factors occasionally interrupt the schedule).
Any mention of DenverInfill’s focus on Union Station would not be complete without mentioning Rick Anstey and Union Station Advocates. Rick is our expert on Union Station construction activites and the author of 56 (and counting) Union Station project update blog posts. I’m guessing that when the whole project is finished, Rick will have around 200 posts on Union Station and will have uploaded some 5,000 construction photos to our project page at JobSiteVisitor.com, a great construction-photo-hosting website operated by my friend Brian Sweeney. Union Station Advocates is the non-profit community organization we’ve partnered with (donations from our tours go to Union Station Advocates) that is dedicated to making sure the historic station and the project’s public spaces are the best that they can be.
Thank you, Westword, for the “Best of Denver” award honor, and thank you, DenverInill readers, for your interest in making Denver better than ever!