The Legacy Table

World leaders met around this table during the Denver Summit of the Eight, June 20-22, 1997, at the Denver Public Library.

The Legacy Table

This table was the centerpiece of the Summit meeting area and was set up in what is now the Central Library's Movies and Music Room on Floor 1. The Legacy Table was designed by Michael Simpson, project architect for RNL Design, and built by New Classics Creations, a Colorado firm.

Designed to seat 10, the table is 12.5 feet in diameter and weighs about 500 pounds. It is constructed of 3/4 inch birch ply and features cherry and aspen veneering. The City of Denver's mountain and sun logo is used repeatedly in the table design.

The table is permanently installed in the Library Commission Room, Floor 7, Central Library, and may be viewed during regular hours when the room is not in use.

Seated at the table clockwise from the head were President William Clinton of the United States, President Jacques Chirac of France, Prime Minister Jean Chrétein of Canada, Prime Minister Romano Prodi of Italy, President Jacques Santer of the European Union, President Willem Kok of the European Council, Prime Minister Tony Blair of the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto of Japan, Chancellor Helmut Kohl of Germany and President Boris Yeltsin of Russia.