06:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Denver Modernism Week, LLC
Experience the colorful history behind one of Colorado’s most famous and quirky shopping centers. Presenter Josh Goldstein will explore the forces, trends, and little-known facts behind the rise and fall of Cinderella City.
Josh will also take you on a virtual tour of the mall using a 3-D model driven by video game technology, where he has been accurately reconstructing every detail of this massive shopping center! Still a work in progress, The Cinderella City Project is an effort to digitally reconstruct the mall in distinct time periods for an immersive history experience.
Cinderella City Mall thrust Englewood into the spotlight in 1968 as a beacon of modern shopping center design. Billed as a city under one roof, it featured hundreds of stores, large spaces for community events, substations for city services, and even included a “city campus” for Englewood High School. It was so large, it offered color-coded malls for navigation and a two-level parking structure for its throngs of visitors. Over the course of 30 years, Cinderella City’s fairy tale faded quickly, and it became one of the nation’s first dead malls, forcing Englewood to demolish and redevelop it in the late 1990s. This presentation will take place in the last remaining remnant of the Cinderella City building.
Hampden Hall, Englewood Civic Center 2nd floor
1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood, CO 80110
Englewood, CO, US, 80110