Colorado’s dome on the range

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In the spring of 1965, three former University of Kansas students purchased a 6-acre plot of land a few miles north of Trinidad for $450.

Their dream was to create large works of art in which they would live.

“Our long-term vision was that Drop City would function as a ‘seed’ for future communities that would sprout around the world,” said Clark Richert, one of Drop City’s chief architects, now a professor at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in Lakewood. Drop City was among the most well-known rural communes in the United States, though all signs of human life had vanished from the property after less than a decade. Forty-four years later, its impact as both an artistic and social experiment is the subject of a documentary in progress. (more…)