DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Architecture Foundation launched two new audio tours last year. One tour covers the design of downtown Denver and the other explains how to build Civic Center Park.

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“We’re coming to the axis, the center of the cultural axis and the citizen axis,” said Jackie Noble of Noble Erikson Inc. to Pauline Herrera, managing director of the Denver Architecture Foundation, as they strolled through the Civic Center Park.

The park was built as an interface between civil and cultural life. The Colorado State Capitol and the City and County Building anchor the east / west axis. The Greek amphitheater and the Voorhies monument are on the north / south axis.

“Mayor Speer said that if there was a beautiful city and a place for citizens, you would have better citizens,” explained Noble.

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History and perspective are part of the 14 stops on the Civic Center Park Tour. Noble helped develop the tour.

“My passion is historical research,” she told CBS4.

With just a few clicks, listeners can access one of the tours on any smartphone.

The Denver Architecture Foundation launched these tours as part of their mission to inspire people to experience design across the city.

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“They encourage you to get out and explore and have a deeper understanding of how the built environment affects our daily lives,” Herrera said.

The goal is that with the story and perspective, listeners can see a brighter future for Denver.

LINK: Denver Audio Tours