21 December 2017

Architectures around Las Vegas

While the city of Las Vegas is for the most part known for its casino gambling as well as its other forms of entertainment, there are other interesting aspects to the city. One of these is the architecture that is featured in many of the city’s buildings.

The New York, New York Hotel
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One of the most noticeable features is the transformation of the skyline over the hotel into a miniature New York City. Visitors to Vegas can see replicas of the iconic monuments including the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and even the Statue of Liberty. The hotel was first opened twenty years ago and is a popular point of interest for travellers wishing to view the unique aspects of the hotel.

The Stratosphere Tower
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Built as part of the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino, the tower has more to offer than a breathtaking view. The upper floors of the tower include a special chapel where weddings can be held. Another popular part of the tower is the amusement ride which takes riders up 160 feet and then dropping them at a speed of 45 miles per hour. The tower holds the distinction of being the tallest concrete structure in all of North America.

Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts
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This art deco building was first the site of the Las Vegas High School and has since become a magnet school drawing in students from all over the county. The building has some unique characteristics include stucco friezes. The detailing in the design is intricate as evident in the medallions and animals.

The next time you find yourself visiting the City of Las Vegas, you may wish to take a break from your casino gambling sessions. Taking a stroll around the city and taking in the magnificent architecture provides another manner in which to appreciate this exciting city.

First image credit tripbucket on Flickr