Streets blocked as big artist studio hauled through Denver

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Posted: Nov 07, 2016 1:49 AM
Streets blocked as big artist studio hauled through Denver

DENVER (AP) — A large building has been moved several blocks through Denver to a new location downtown, despite losing a few bricks along the way.

The Vance Kirkland Studio building is a century old and 26 feet high.

The Kirkland Museum for Fine and Decorative Art says that the building arrived in front of its new home Sunday night and would be moved into place early this week.

Movers used remote-controlled wheels to move the building eight blocks.

The move required the city to raise traffic lights and block streets during the move, which took much of the day.

The three-room studio was the artistic home of painter Vance Kirkland, who is considered one of the most important Colorado and Western painters of the 20th century. Kirkland, who died at age 76 in 1981, worked in the building for most of his 55-year career, the Kirkland Museum for Fine and Decorative Art says on its website.

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Building Relocation Route: http://tinyurl.com/z3lddj4