The Bear at the Convention Center - Animal Portal
Typically, conference centers are such sterile buildings in which there is constant movement. In some ways, this movement resembles Brownian. To see what is inside, you can only become a participant in an event.
However, in Denver, The Colorado Convention Center decided to change the concept of convention centers. To diversify the everyday life of visitors and employees of the conference center, in 2005 a bear sculpture was installed there. Yes, not just a giant bear, but peeping and saying with all his appearance: "I see what you want to say." The author of this sculpture was Laurence Argent, a designer known as the author of another monumental sculpture - a giant red rabbit (but that's another story).
When Lawrence told his friends that he was working on a giant bear, many of his friends thought it was for Disney. But when the true purpose of the bear was revealed, everyone was simply shocked.
A 40-foot (12-meter) high sculpture is the case when a building cannot exist without this artifact, and the sculpture should stand separately. This idea: to portray exactly a bear - according to the author, came to him by accident. Lawrence just saw in the newspaper a photo of a brown bear looking out the window of a house. And Argenta dawned! Initially, it was assumed that the bear would be sand color - a sort of symbol of Colorado. The bear became blue due to an error in printing the design layout. So it was decided to leave. And this ridiculous accident became the original embodiment of a great idea.
In addition, the "coat" of the bear in its structure resembles the Rocky Mountains that surround Denver. A stunning sculpture dedicated to the animal adorns the city perfectly.