Denver's Blue Bear Awaits You
One of the major landmarks in Denver is the Colorado Convention Center. This multi-purpose Center hosts about over 400 events per year and is one of the most popular arenas of Downtown Denver.
The Colorado Convention Center originally built in 1990, was expanded to twice its size in 2004 and now holds two ballrooms, several meeting rooms and an amphitheater. The center is an article of pride for the state of Colorado and is one of the most visited buildings.
The Colorado Convention Center houses an Exhibit Hall, which has an area of about 90,000-10,000 sq ft, a Mile High Ballroom, the largest ballroom in Denver, and a Four Season's Ballroom, which has the capacity of about 3500 guests and is used for organizing fund raising events.
What is the Big Blue Bear?
In the summer of 2005, at the entrance of the Colorado Convention Center, a 40-foot-tall Big Blue Bear was set up. The giant blue bear peeks into the third floor of the Convention Center and has gained immense popularity since it construction.
The 3 story tall statue was put up by Lawrence Argent with the title "I See What You Mean", however everyone calls it ‘the big blue bear’. The statue is made up entirely of fiberglass and has already made its appearance in many TV shoes and Hollywood movies.
How Popular is the Big Blue Bear?
Less than a year after the construction of the big blue bear, a documentary following its planning and construction, made by Daniel Junge and Davis Coombe was released. The release of the documentary further increased the already widespread fame of the big blue bear.
How has the Big Blue Bear helped the Colorado Convention Center?
The big blue bear has also helped the Colorado Convention Center by increasing its popularity among citizens and tourists alike. The blue bear was also used as the face of an immensely successful attempt to increase the city’s taxes from the hotel industry, which will boost tourism.
The big blue bear has now become a part of the Convention Center as well as Downtown Denver and is a popular landmark. The statue was primarily supposed to be brown, but when in one of the early design it was erroneously depicted blue, the architect shift the final design to blue.
The big blue bear has been so liked by everyone that an interesting commercial displays the bear jumping on the bed and speaking. It has thus proved to be a successful venture to increase the popularity of the Colorado Convention Center.
The big blue bear is an adorable addition to the already majestic Colorado Convention Center and is too cute and too huge to be missed by anyone. Its interesting blue color further increases its uniqueness and attracts even more attention.
The big blue bear has become an integral part of the Convention Center and can be further used to accomplish many more social as well as commercial causes.
Check out the Colorado Convention Center's upcoming events here.