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Old Posted Aug 29, 2009, 10:41 PM
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Las Vegas - Highlights

Las Vegas highlights photographed in October 2007 and April 2008:

The Strip from the air:
The main area of hotels and casinos is along Las Vegas Boulevard, clustered together in a rapidly sprawling city in a hot dry Nevada desert valley.





McCarran Airport:
The airport features this recent satellite terminal.

















UNLV:
This state university campus is located near the airport.

















Springs Preserve:
This beautiful new facility is a visitor center for the local water district lands a few miles from downtown. Walking trails fan out from the center, which features gardens, a playground, a museum called the Origen Experience focusing on natural and cultural history of the region, the Desert Living Center focusing on practical environmental solutions to living design and techniques here, and a cafe. The Nevada State Museum is also being built as part of this complex.





























Clark County Government Center:
A short distance from downtown is this civic complex.













World Market Center:
A massive complex of furniture design showrooms has been built on the edge of downtown in an area that is planned to be an entirely new mixed use development called Union Park on former railroad lands.











Downtown civic buildings:









Residential highrises:
Scattered around downtown and the Strip, an increasing amount of housing towers are finally joining the hotel towers.









Las Vegas Monorail:
A limited route runs for several miles along the back of the East side of The Strip, with plans for several extensions including one to the airport.











Downtown:
The center of the city is small, and its major feature is the string of older casinos and hotels along Fremont Street. The area has been revitalized with restorations of historic neon signs from the city's past that have been mounted on pedastals along Fremont East and on the facade of the modern entertainment complex called Neonopolis. A modern canopy that features nightly short themed light and music shows, called the Fremont Street Experience, has been constructed over the most concentrated part of the street which has been transformed into a pedestrian mall. Despite these improvements, the lively focus of visitor attention is overwhelmingly centered on The Strip.





















Fashion Show Mall:
This indoor mall is on The Strip and features a soaring architectural canopy above its main entrance plaza. Inside is a fashion show pavilion and runway that lifts out of the floor for events.











Strip casino hotels:
Most of the mega-resorts are located along a several mile long part of Las Vegas Boulevard a few miles South of downtown. Specific exotic themed complexes are giving way to more sophisticated slick modern environments, and it is interesting to see some of the relatively older places shedding their unique brand of tack to fit in with the new breed.









































































































Strip interiors:
The casino hotels feature many restaurants, shops, and theaters within their complexes. Together they contain a dizzying array of new design-y interiors!













































Red Rock Casino Hotel:
Many casino hotels are scattered around the city in addition to downtown and The Strip, and this is one of the newest. It is located on the outskirts of the metro area in a suburb called Summerlin, one of the many rapidly developing areas.





























Enjoy!

To see my other Las Vegas metro area threads:

Las Vegas - Highlights 2: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=188411

Las Vegas - Highlights 3: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...87#post7792287

Las Vegas - CityCenter Las Vegas: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=188460

Las Vegas - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=188428

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Old Posted Aug 31, 2009, 12:35 AM
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Great stuff, nice to see UNLV and downtown Las Vegas. Thanks!
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LV has to have more eye candy per square foot than any other city in US. Thanks especially for all the interior shots!
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Thanks for posting those pics! I just got back from Vegas and now i want to go back to explore the U of LV and the Springs Reserve - two places i would've never known about/thought to check out.
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I couldn't wait to see you doing Las Vegas! Fantastic job!
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I really love these threads. You have a way of making every city strange, or unfamiliar, and yet uniform, in that you always find similar types of shots or architecture in every city. I mean that as a complement.
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So many cool casinos to choose from!
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Very, Very Nice Photo Thread, this is coming from a professional photographer.
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Awsome Pictures makes me want to to to Vegas now lol a couple of shots from the Stratosphere tower would look awsome.
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It looks like a well thought out modern campus there for UNLV. Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks for all the compliments, and yes next time I go I will try to get up in the Stratosphere tower!
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Awsome Pictures makes me want to to to Vegas now lol a couple of shots from the Stratosphere tower would look awsome.
I posted a Las Vegas thread a number of months ago which featured several shots of the Vegas area taken from the Stratosphere Tower observation deck. I'm sure they're still around here somewhere!

And damn, awesome photos, geomorph! I'm actually going to be in Vegas tomorrow-wednesday on a little trip with my dad, staying at Planet Hollywood... Maybe I'll stop being such a lazy ass and get some more shots for you all!

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glowrock, enjoy your trip and be sure to report back on the city center progress!
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I missed this one... great shots. Ironically I've never been to Vegas.
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I have started a new thread of pictures taken in December 2010 that focus on projects not seen in this thread. There are enough to justify not attaching them here! The new thread is called Las Vegas - Highlights 2: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=188411
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