LOOK: Meow Wolf rises from the shadows of the Colfax Viaduct

Take a close-up look at that leviathan you’ve passed on Colfax Avenue. Or I-25. Or Walnut Street.

Meow Wolf has risen from the shadows of the Colfax viaduct in Sun Valley, Oct. 26, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Meow Wolf has risen from the shadows of the Colfax viaduct in Sun Valley, Oct. 26, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Last year, immersive-art collective Meow Wolf announced they’d be building a satellite of their Santa Fe headquarters here in Denver, a 90,000-square-foot structure stretching into view from beneath the Colfax Avenue and Interstate 25 viaducts.

If you drive on these roads, if you ever rent from U-Haul down below or if you ever visit Steam on the Platte, you may have seen the new building taking shape. If you haven’t, or if you haven’t taken a closer look, this post is for you.

Meow Wolf has risen from the shadows of the Colfax viaduct in Sun Valley, Oct. 26, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Meow Wolf has risen from the shadows of the Colfax viaduct in Sun Valley, Oct. 26, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The site is still very much under construction, but its skeleton seems to have finished growing.

In an email, a Meow Wolf spokesperson said the location is set to open in 2021.

Last year, we reported that the art collective launched a “social responsibility plan” to be good neighbors with residents of Sun Valley. The spokesperson told Denverite that plan will be updated next year.

In the meantime, Meow Wolf fans had an opportunity to taste their odd flavors at their Keleidoscape ride at Elitch Gardens. They’re also throwing a three-day dance party at the National Western Complex next month called “Dark Palace.” The event will feature 15 local artists.

In July, they faced a lawsuit alleging gender discrimination. A few weeks ago, CEO Vince Kadlubek stepped down from his role to “move into a new phase” of his career.

Meow Wolf has risen from the shadows of the Colfax viaduct in Sun Valley, Oct. 26, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Meow Wolf has risen from the shadows of the Colfax viaduct in Sun Valley, Oct. 26, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Little pipe cleaner figures cling to the fence surrounding Meow Wolf's future Sun Valley location, Oct. 26, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Little pipe cleaner figures cling to the fence surrounding Meow Wolf's future Sun Valley location, Oct. 26, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Wheat pastings by Koko Bayer on a dumpster at Meow Wolf's Sun Valley construction site, Oct. 26, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Wheat pastings by Koko Bayer on a dumpster at Meow Wolf's Sun Valley construction site, Oct. 26, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

This scarecrow at Meow Wolf's Sun Valley construction site is all business up front. It's a party in the back, though. Oct. 26, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

This scarecrow at Meow Wolf's Sun Valley construction site is all business up front. It's a party in the back, though. Oct. 26, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Meow Wolf has risen from the shadows of the Colfax viaduct in Sun Valley, Oct. 26, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Meow Wolf has risen from the shadows of the Colfax viaduct in Sun Valley, Oct. 26, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Meow Wolf has risen from the shadows of the Colfax viaduct in Sun Valley, Oct. 26, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Meow Wolf has risen from the shadows of the Colfax viaduct in Sun Valley, Oct. 26, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Meow Wolf has risen from the shadows of the Colfax viaduct in Sun Valley, Oct. 26, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Meow Wolf has risen from the shadows of the Colfax viaduct in Sun Valley, Oct. 26, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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