There's a monorail on the Las Vegas Strip. Well, kinda. It's actually behind the casinos and hotels that line the famous strip. This piece from <em>Metropolis</em> explains how it got there and why it's not so good.
Dec 20, 2009 Metropolis
The former site of the Mustang Ranch turns out to be an important piece of a floodplain restoration project in Nevada, and was inadvertently preserved because of the presence of the famous brothel.
Dec 17, 2009 The New York Times
Architect Daniel Libeskind, designer of part of the new Las Vegas megaproject CityCenter, says now is the right time to be building big and bold projects.
Dec 17, 2009 Der Spiegel
A floodplain on the Truckee River -- the original site of a famous Nevada brothel -- is being restored to its natural state.
Dec 16, 2009 The New York Times
<em>Los Angeles Times</em> architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne offers a take on Las Vegas' new CityCenter mega project, highlighting the project's faux-urbanism and what in the end is disappointingly conservative architecture.
Dec 15, 2009 Los Angeles Times
Despite geologic barriers and in the face of scientific advice, huge infrastructure projects of the 20th century brought water to the arid Southwest and fueled the growth of a megaregion. But now that era of infrastructure-enabled growth is over, leaving planners, developers and policymakers looking for new ways to sustain growth and rising demand amid diminishing resources. Exclusive
Dec 14, 2009 By
This essay from Places looks at the history of development in Las Vegas and how the city has rapidly changed the Mojave Desert.
Dec 9, 2009 Places
Vegas' CityCenter, designed by a handful of notable architects, may be Vegas' first walkable, urban development, complete with LEED Gold Certification.
Dec 1, 2009 FastCompany
The $8.5 billion CityCenter mega project is set to open next week in Las Vegas. Many say it's likely to be the last major project in the struggling city for years.
Nov 27, 2009 The Philadelphia Inquirer
Over forty years, the federal government exploded almost a thousand nuclear warheads under the Nevada desert. Radiation leeched into the aquifers, in a region with a growing population and a water crisis.
Nov 14, 2009 The Los Angeles Times