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Book - The Strip: The Architecture of the American Dream

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by VegasTravelNews, May 31, 2017.

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  1. VegasTravelNews

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    I will have to get this. Thanks for the info.

    Architecture is fascinating to me, been in a related industry for years and I really enjoy the buildings on the Strip. I try and get in to as many areas of the new casinos as I can to see what they have done. The Strip resorts are mega buildings, and add in all the hotel rooms it really is an amazing design job.

    I would love to have a behind the scenes tour of one of the mega resorts but no one is really interested in a showing. I understand, no one wants an Oceans Eleven incident.

    The new materials allow the architects to so many things now. I need to get in to some of the City Center buildings and look around still.
     
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    Thanks! My library has it, put a hold in. It's been a few years, so time for me to cruise for unread Vegas books, both fiction & non-fiction. One of my final stops on my next trip is to visit the Little Church of the West and take some photos - it seems to be right down the street from Mandalay Bay. Love Vegas architecture big & small!
     
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    As an Architectural Engineering student in my days at B.C., Vegas has always fascinated me beyond the glitz and glamour of the Oasis in the Desert.
    As someone who has driven into Vegas 30+ years, i have seen, heard, and felt the changes, on the landscape over the years.
    Pehaps thats why i love Live construction cams so much like the LinQ Entertainment center, T-Mobile Arena etc. that show the progress on a daily basis. Perhaps thats why i'm oblivious to being "inconvenienced" by the dust and noise of the construction in Vegas. For every dollar i spend in Vegas that money is put back into the economy and employment.

    Here in LA, i am watching the future home of the LA Rams and Chargers being built (and the other projects they are building at Hollywood Park) and they are starting the columns now.

    The great thing about the live cams of the construction projects is when it's complete, the time lapse photography showing from beginning to end, like from the closing of O'Shea's to the opening of LinQ Center Project, is fascinating.
     
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    Sounds like a perfect Father's Day gift! :D

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