LAS VEGAS REDUX

LAS VEGAS REDUX

By Chet Yarbrough-September 5, 2012

The fall season is near but Las Vegas’ spring seems already here; i.e. Smith Center shines brightly with Broadway production and Las Vegas stage-craft; e.g. “Wicked” visits The Performing Arts Center and makes witches fly and the color green dear.

SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

CITY HALL PARKING GARAGE FOR PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE ATTACHMENT
STEEL REBAR IN FOREGROUND – BASE FOR CONCRETE PEDESTRIAN WAY

A new City hall is complete and the heart of downtown will be connected to the Performing Arts Center by a pedestrian bridge that is under construction.  When completed, the bridge will cross railroad tracks that separate the City from the Performance Art Center at Clark Avenue.  The building with red letters is the City Hall parking structure that will be the City-side entry to the walkway.

STEEL GIRDER FOR PEDESTRIAN WAY CONNECTION AT TOP

 

LEWIS AVENUE EATERY

 

NEW RESTAURANT IN AN OLD SEVENTH STREET BUILDING

 

 

 

Some buildings are being restored or modified to accommodate new uses; i.e. new businesses; new employers, and new employees.  Tony Hsieh and Zappos begin renovating the old City Hall campus.  Hsieh’s synergistic impact is creating a Las Vegas’ perpetual

EMERGENCY ARTS BUILDING WITH OGDEN TOWERS BACKGROUND

spring; i.e. a youthful renaissance that will stand for a generation.

TONY HSIEH-ZAPPOS (AGE 38)
WIDENED SIDEWALKS, ACCENT PLANTING

 

 

Lewis and East Clark Avenues are not Rush Street or Time Square but for a city with one and a half million people less than Chicago and seven and a half million people less than New York, Las Vegas has ambition.  Street side restaurants, and condominiums are popping up along Lewis and E. Clark Avenues in Las Vegas.

OLD CITY HALL RENOVATION IN PROCESS FOR ZAPPOS

The new headquarters for Zappos brings youth to the city.

LEWIS AVENUE FOOD COURT UNDER CONSTRUCTION

 

LAS VEGAS WORLD MARKET

 

 

 

 

Chicago’s Merchandise Mart hardly holds an aesthetic candle to the Las Vegas World Market shown at the left.

CHICAGO MERCHANDISE MART

 

In spite of hard times, better times are coming and Las Vegas is showing the way.

Take a walk around downtown; don’t rely on anything but your own eyes.

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