'I see what you mean,' a large blue bear sculpture created by Denver artist Lawrence Argent, peers into the windows of the Colorado Convention Center on Monday, July 25, 2011. The sculpture form and shape of the bear was extrapolated from three-dimensional digital files, and then created from composite materials and installed in 2005. (Werner R. Slocum/MCT via Getty Images)
What Denver has is a 10,000-pound bear outside an arena - and he is anything but ignored.
The beloved Big Blue Bear that towers by the Colorado Convention Center downtown is getting a grand makeover.
Scaffolding and cherry pickers already surround the 40-feet-tall curious giant as crews work to remove a protective outer layer and give the 7-year-old statue a new coat of blue paint. The protective coating will then be reapllied and restoration will ensure the bear continues to entertain for years to come.
The project is expected to take about a week.
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