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The Evolution of the Las Vegas Skyline

UNLV Libraries Digital Collection has a new online photo and image exhibit that explores the architectural history of Las Vegas. The collection includes thousands of photographs, drawings and architectural renderings of resorts and other buildings in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Lake Tahoe. It's titled "Dreaming the Skyline: Resort Architecture and The New Urban Space." We talk with the head of UNLV's Libraries Special Collections and an architecture professor about the exhibit and the changing nature of Las Vegas' skyline.
 
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Glenn NP Nowak, Prof of Architecture, UNLV
Peter Michel, Dir of Special Collections, UNLV Libraries
 
 
Aerial photograph of the Hacienda Resort, late 1950s.
 
 
Aerial photograph of the Dunes under construction, 1955.
 

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Photograph of a rendering of the Xanadu Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, circa 1975.

 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

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