Desert Companion March 2010
Your guide to living in southern Nevada. The city's hottest architects who are building your new Vegas cityscape Starchitect Helmut Jahn on his latest creation, Veer Towers L.A. Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne on the Strip's coolest casino Bad-boy building designer Eric Strain rocks the suburbs and riles up state officials ALSO: Downtown's dining comeback, Las Vegas' new wave of young novelists, Harry Reid's uncertain future, and the city's most soulful strip mall. And don't forget our extensive calendar of spring cultural events.
Our Strip silhouette changed forever with the opening of CityCenter, but look around: The cityscape we navigate in civilian life has been changing for years — often for the better. Over there, among the big-box malls and tract homes… is that a striking and original building rising from the blah? ¶ It is. Here’s a sampling of the hot architecture of the new Vegas cityscape — explained by the architects designing it every day. ¶ Also, we pinched notoriously tough L.A. Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne really, really hard until he admitted he loves the Luxor. Read his confession on page 35. M A R C H / / A P R I L 2 0 1 0 D e s e r t C o m p a n i o n 31