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Denver – CBD: CCC – I See What You Mean
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I See What You Mean, supersized sculpture of a blue bear by Lawrence Argent, was installed along the 14th Street Side of the Colorado Convention Center as part of Denver’s Percent for Art Program on June 23, 2005. Originally commissioned in 2002, the 40-foot high, 10,000 pound sculpture, was constructed of molded polymer concrete and steel at a cost of 4,400.

The bear evolved from a small plastic children’s toy, scanned with a with a three-dimensional laser-scanning device from Cyberware Inc. The Cyberware device converted the shape into a CAD file, which Argent repositioned using an animation program from Newtek, which transformed the 3-D hape into hundreds of thousands of tiny triangles, using about 400,000 reference points, and creating movement by changing the triangles’ shapes. Argent reduced the file down to 4,000 or so triangles, which he then sent to a a design firm, which employed a fused deposition modeling (FDM) rapid-prototyping machine manufactured to create a small 3-D scale-model plastic maquette. Argent then hired architectural composite fabricator, Kreysler and Assoc., to fabricate the structure made up of thousands of faceted triangles of different sizes. The components were created in California and transported to Denver on four trucks. During installation it suffered an abrasion on its left haunch while being hoisted off its back by a crane. The scratch was painted over.

The Colorado Convention Center (CCC), located between 14th Street and Speer Boulevard, and between Champa Street and Welton Street, was opened in 1990. In 2005, an expansion doubled the size of the facility and the center now consists of 584,000 square feet of exhibit space, 100,000 square feet of meeting rooms, and 85,000 square feet of ballroom space. Curtis W. Fentress, FAIA, RIBA of Fentress Architects, was the architect of both the original design as well as the expansion.

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