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Exactly right. The golf course is on the landfill but I do believe Cinderella City was built on an old river bed which gave it the structural issues.

HI Brett - You're right on the money. We're working on another article for the future that covers exactly that topic. Thanks for bringing it up!

No land fill. Built on a 4 baseball field and swiming pool and park to the north with slopeing terrain to the north. It was built witb undermain level parking so the upper parking was all elevated. Lots of bad mouthing about construction. The upper level was like an ocean in spots but I never heard of it caving in. It was mesmerizing when it opened. The smell, the fountain the enormity of it all. It was the bomb.

Hi Mike - Cinderella City was, indeed, the bomb. It was my impression that the parking garage was sinking, not collapsing. A subtle difference (but you sure wouldn't want either one to happen to a parking garage!). Thanks for reading!

Interesting that the originally proposed site was Hampden and University, butting up to Cherry Hills. No wonder it was fought by residents and voted down by the city.

Brian-Was the article,in the Photo Gallery, correct on Cinderella City being proposed for Hampden and University?

Brian-Was the article,in the Photo Gallery, correct on Cinderella City being proposed for Hampden and University?

It's my understanding (thanks to one of our readers who e-mailed me) that was the original site. Parsing out the context of those early articles was a bit of a challenge!

Kent School was on the corner of Hampden and University and that site was taken over by another school (Denver Seminary) when Kent moved to the current location. Cinderella City was proposed where the KLZ towers were on Hampden and Gilpin. I grew up on Gilpin and remember the towers and the fight to move Cinderella City to another location. The structural engineer for Cinderella City was Bill Sallada and he made a few miscalculations!

Hi Tami - That site is actually where the KLZ towers were. (We'll be correcting that.) Thanks for the great comment!

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