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LAST UPDATE: November 12, 2020
Heaven on Earth
The progeny of Jove used Italian master masons to build the dam that feeds water into their underground tunnel system. It is their pride and joy, the first of two major infrastructure projects. The second would be the Denver International Airport.
Perpetual waters through the grotto glide
–Homer’s On the Cave of the Nymphs
DIA is the reception center for an extensive underground tunnel system in the 1.08 billion-year-old Pikes Peak granite batholith of the Front Range. Cheesman Dame is the water supply. What parallels can we see in these two infrastructure construction projects separated by over 100 years?
These two projects are practically begging to be compared because one was the first major infrastructure project and the other was the last. According to no less an authority than the University of Colorado, niinenii-niicie is Arapaho for the tallow river in Denver.
In the Cheyenne language, the South Platte River was known as the Tallow River. For Indians and trappers alike, tallow was synonymous with good eating and therefore good times. The South Platte River with its abundance of buffalo, grassy plains, and mild climate, was indeed the “Tallow” River. —South Platte Valley Historical Society, Tallow River Trappers [italic and bold-red emphasis added]
So there is a disagreement on the native American language involved. Still others say it is Navajo. That doesn’t matter. What does matter is that niinenii-niicie is a native American place name for the South Platte River
So what does this mean? These tiles are a tribute to the Cheesman Dam. The lighter color tile is above ground. The darker tile is below ground. First, let’s look at the symbol above the native American NIINENII NIICIE. By the way, you should not be surprised to see native American words written on the floor. Contrary to what almost every other website says about the Denver International Airport, it is entirely themed around the native Americans.
I would support this contention by pointing out that the corridors leading to Gate 33 are lined with the photographs of Native American chiefs, but I digress.
I should note here that I am the first person to ever interpret this artwork in a public venue.
It is the specificity of these particular floor tiles that convinces me the artwork in the Denver International Airport is highly symbolic and intended for a very limited audience. Who else other than the progeny of Jove could possibly know that Cheesman Dam had anything whatsoever to do with the Denver International Airport? The implications are that the artists are to some unknown extent being told what to create. There can be no doubt about this.
Statements to the contrary on the part of the artist such as Leo Tanguma are probably not so much “on pain of death” for disclosing this fact as it is a matter of contractual obligation and the possibility of financial forfeiture. Nor does any of this imply that the artists understood the symbolism. Imparting such knowledge was unnecessary to achieve their goals, though I suspect the artist had plenty of time to reflect on why they asked him to create such strange artwork. In fact, I would not hesitate to say the Leo Tanguma has enough time to couch their message inside of his own. See Was Leo Tanguma told What to Paint? for a full discussion of this subject. You may also want to read 2001: A Space Odyssey was Stanley Kubrick practicing for the Faked Moon Landings. What you are looking at on the left is the chrysalis stage of a butterfly (pupa). That is an actual pupa on the right. A pupa is the same color as the things around it. Likewise, the Cheesman Dam is made out of native ashlar granite blocks and blends in with its surroundings. This camouflage protects the caterpillar inside the cocoon while it transitions into a butterfly. The symbolism here is that after thousands of years of growth, the progeny of Jove were now ready to transition into the end times. The Cheesman dam was the first major infrastructure project. DIA was the last. It was natural for the designers to celebrate their past.
This is the resting stage. It also is the changing stage. The caterpillar starts to changes. It starts to turn into a butterfly. It starts to look different. Its shape starts to change. It changes quickly. It then turns into a butterfly. All this happens in the chrysalis. This does not take a long time. —The Lifecycle of a Butterfly by Aliyya Christian
NIINENII NIICIE is an indirect reference to the Cheesman Dam which created the reservoir for the extensive underground tunnel system by damming the South Platte River. It is that simple. The artwork in the Denver International Airport, from the Freemason capstone to the Mayan references in the “In Peace and harmony with Nature” mural is the progeny of Jove celebrating their past. Cheesman Dam from the Douglas County Colorado YouTube channel:
The Lesson of the Cheesman Dam
SPECIAL NOTE: Please read the previous section first Written History: Dams in Southwestern US Video History: Douglas County Government (very well done) History Lesson: Following the Curve: The Cheesman Dam 1971 Construction of Downstream Valve House 2012 Renovation: Rodney Hunt Construction of this end-times underground tunnel complex began as long ago as the Cheesman Dam, which was completed on May 9, 1905. (Arguably, you can go back to 1858 and the founding of Denver, Colorado.) This is not some “conspiracy theory” game. DIA is the crown jewel of a construction project that has been ongoing for well over 100 years now.
Let us assume these two projects were both managed by the progeny of Jove. You would expect to see many parallels in the work.
- LARGEST DAM IN THE WORLD: Cheesman Dam was the largest dam in the world when it was built. It could store 89,000 acre-feet ( 29 billion gallons) of water. To put that in perspective, all of NYC’s reservoirs combined hold 550 billion gallons. The 2017 population of NYC is 8.623 million. That is 63,783 gallons per capita. In 1900, while the dam was under construction, the population of Denver was 133,859, which means the Cheesman reservoir held 216,646 gallons per capita. So the reservoir behind the Cheesman Dam in 1905, when it opened, had a 340% greater per capita holding capacity (or impoundment) than NYC does today. Do you see the parallel with DIA’s 54 square miles?
- STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY: When it was completed in 1905, Cheesman was the first gravity-arch dam in the United States and the highest dam in the world. Portland cement was new in the United States at the time. “Although Portland cement had been gaining in popularity in Europe since the 1850s, it was not manufactured in the US until the 1870s, and was a relatively new technology when engineers were designing the Cheesman Dam. The use of Portland cement required the development of a complex transport system to get the material to the construction site, as well as developing on-site systems to monitor its mixing and placement”
- PRIVATELY FINANCED: The Cheesman Dam was built by a subsidiary of the privately own Denver Union Water Co. It is rumored (see video above) that when the subsidiary ran short of cash that Walter Cheesman used his own money to complete the project
- STRONG EMPHASIS ON AESTHETICS: Italian master stonemasons were hired to cut and place the native granite ashlar blocks (facing stones) weighing four or five tons each. “Indeed, in 1973 the American Society of Civil Engineers designated Cheesman Dam a National Historic Landmark for how well it blended into is surroundings and its integrity. It is seen as a “jewel” among the Southwestern dams and perhaps this makes it count as an exceptional piece of land art.” (see written history above)
In 1971 during the downstream value house project is doubtless when the Cheesman reservoir was permanently connected to the extensive underground tunnels in the Pikes Peak granite batholith.
Then just in time for the end of the 13th Baktun (but not the end of the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar), the Cheesman Dam was completely renovated. If you think this timing is coincidental, then you either don’t believe what I am telling you about the extensive underground tunnel system in the Pikes Peak granite batholith or else you fail to understand the importance of a reliable water supply to someone locked behind massive steel doors.
The timing of the 2012 renovation of the Cheesman Dam speaks volumes. The progeny of Jove waited until the last minute to make sure everything about their water supply was state-of-the-art and made of stainless steel
Timing is everything. Initial construction of the Denver International Airport was competed in 1995 (leaving plenty of time for massive improvements). The Superfund cleanup of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, which began operations in 1942, was completed is 2010. The renovation of the Cheesman dam was completed in April 2012. All of these are best thought of as the physical plant for the tunnel systems.
I can promise you that the height of the Cheesman Dam is 216 feet. It is the water supply for the progeny of Jove. No matter how hard they try to hide the height of this dam, they are constitutionally incapable of designing it at any other height. This compulsion to mark their work with sacred numbers is a recurring theme throughout this website and is specifically discussed in the Tracking the Progeny of Jove through Time section on page № 8. Progeny of Jove.
The design is drenched in sacred numbers starting with the height of the Cheesman Dam, which of course is 216 feet
Wikipedia is a little confused on this point. The Cheesman Dam article lists the height of the dam at 221 feet, which is also what the Denver Water website says, but the first sentence in the Wikipedia article on the Cheesman Dam begins, “Cheesman Dam is a 211-foot-tall (64 m) masonry curved gravity dam…”. But this number of 221 feet contradicts historical and technical information available about the dam. In these historical pictures of the Cheesman Dam construction from the April 2012 Rodney Hunt brochure, the dam is said to be 212 feet high, but this is not the whole story. The following drawing from the Krech Ojard website (they were part of the 2012 renovation of the dam) shows the “high water line” at 212 feet and the “dam crest” at 217 feet. I cannot say with any certainty, which of these five rows of masonry represents 216 feet, but I can assure you one of them does. Notice also that the control room is nine feet tall and the turbine end-to-end measurement of 54 feet.
Something you are looking at in one of these two photographs of the top of the Cheesman Dam represents 216 feet in the mind of the progeny of Jove. They felt a need to hide it in this case, but I assure you that you are looking at it right now.