Talk:Denver/Archive 2009

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WYD 1993

Mention should be made somewhere of the 1993 World Youth Day. I would have added a link in the "See also" section, but, since there isn't a "World Youth Day 1993" page at the moment, that would have been somewhat pointless. -Agur bar Jacé (talk) 01:42, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

  • Besides being held in Denver, what does it have to do with the city? Why was it special? Did it change the city in any way? Were there later World Youth Days (why go back to 1993)? Jeff Smith (talk) 03:22, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Demographics - LGBT

After much thought, I removed [recent language] referring to Denver's gay and lesbian community. While I certainly agree that the community flourishes in Denver, the same could be said about New York and many major American cities. Similar language is not found on the New York or Boston pages, for example, and I know the LGBT communities are flourishing there as well. Furthermore, the statement that the community prefers Denver to small towns because of more tolerance is probably true, but is hardly encyclopedic in form. Such statements seem to be moving to a non-neutral point of view. While I appreciate Gaydenver's contribution, I'm not sure if it belongs here but it just may in the related Diversity in Denver article, only if documentation is added. Danwalk (talk) 17:37, 4 March 2009 (UTC)


There is no discussion of what the altitude of Denver actually is, despite several references in passing to Denver as "the mile high city." I see this as a glaring omission. Lenehey (talk) 01:09, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

The fourth sentence of the article is:
  • Denver is nicknamed the Mile-High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile, or 5,280 feet (1,609 m) above sea level.[2]
Should we say more on the topic?   Will Beback  talk  01:16, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
I lived in Denver for over twenty years. About one block from the end of my street was an officially-posted sign stating the elevation as 5,450 feet. I think the "official" elevation of 5,280 feet is more promotional than accurate. Perhaps we can include some suitably-supported text regarding actual vs. promotional "official" elevation? —Scheinwerfermann T·C14:55, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
The elevation will naturally vary with the terrain. The Colorado State Capitol article states that the 13th step of the capitol building (which is situated in just south and east of the Denver downtown districts) has been identified as exactly 1 mile above sealevel rather precisely. A line can be traced, then, where the elevation of the terrain is exactly one mile, which arguably passes through important parts of the city. (talk) 14:45, 3 August 2009 (UTC)
  • A user removed the part about less than a mile. I agree that its irrelevant but preserved it here for purpose of discussion (although the US Geological survey lists the elevation of Denver as one foot less than a mile, 5279 feet). US Geological Survey, Geographic Names Information System, [1], accessed 7 May 2010.Lateg (talk) 22:47, 15 May 2010 (UTC)