Thursday, April 21, 2011
Doors Open Denver III
And the doors kept opening. Many drive by D.U. and recognize it’s a beautiful campus…it may even make you want to head back to school. Or in my case learn to sing opera! Before your ears start screeeeeching…take a look at the Judy June Sawner Gates Concert Hall, and we may be singing together. The hall can seat up to 971 people, luckily none of the seats were filled when Doors Open Denver allowed me on the stage to test the acoustics. This stage can see up to 400 performances a year in this European Styled Opera House.
Last year D.O.D. brought in tours of the new Juvenile Detention Center off Colfax. Right across the street is the Lindsay Flannigan Courthouse, which was open this year. The lines were connected to see first where convicted criminals are housed to the underground tunnel they walk to trial. The location of the two facilities allows many less convicts to be bussed over. Inside there are 29 courtrooms, 300 surveillance cameras and 62 holding cells.