ENGLEWOOD - The bank on South Broadway in Englewood would possibly appear like it was constructed for a set of a futuristic film the place aliens take over planet earth.
See extra of the long-lasting bank's story above, shot by photojournalist Corky Scholl.
The building was truly constructed 50 years in the past by an architect born in 1921.
"It is so eccentric. It is so radical," Diane Wray Tomasso stated. Tomassao is a historic perseveration guide. "It seemed so futuristic when it was constructed 50 years in the past, and it nonetheless appears to be like futuristic in the present day 50 years later."
Charles Deaton is the architect who designed the building that opened in 1967.
"Some folks have cherished it, and a few folks do not perceive it. Some individuals are confounded by it, however I feel irrespective of the way you reply to it, it engages you. It makes you consider structure," Tomasso stated.
Tomassao began working to get the bank on the National Register of Historic Places after she acquired Deaton's extra nicely-identified creation, the "flying saucer home" on the register. She fell in love with the bank ever since she first noticed it.
"Earlier than it is a bank, it is a sculpture," Tomasso stated. "The building was designed as a sculpture."
The Group Banks of Colorado could have an open home to have a good time the 50th yr of the building on Thursday from 10 a.m. to four pm.
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