On The Scene   October 31, 2011

Former Colorado Gov. Bill Bill Ritter

Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter spoke at the unveiling of the dedication stone for the new History Colorado Center in Denver on Oct. 7. The ceremony marked the end of a two-year construction period for the $110.8-million museum. Other officials in attendance were, from left, Gov. John Hickenlooper; Lieutenant Gov. Joe Garcia; David Tryba,principal at Denver’s Tryba Architects; Bill Mosher,principal and area director for project manager Trammell Crow Co.; Jerry Morgensen, chairman emeritus at Greeley, Colo.-based Hensel Phelps Construction Co.; and Ed Nichols, president and CEO of History Colorado.

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Lesley Thomas Lesley Thomas

Lesley Thomas, deputy manager of Denver Public Works, and City Engineer George Delaney, manager of Denver Public Works, celebrated the September topping out of Denver’s new 60,000-sq-ft Police Crime Laboratory, located on 14th Avenue between Cherokee and Delaware streets. The $36-million facility will replace the city’s existing 14,000-sq-ft lab, currently housed in the Police Administration Building, and allows the Denver Crime Laboratory Bureau to consolidate its services under one roof. Last year, Denver’s crime lab handled more than 10,000 cases. The building was designed to allow for flexibility as the laboratory’s needs evolve. The architectural team of Durrant and SmithGroup, both of Denver, designed the new lab, which is being built by Denver’s JE Dunn Construction.

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