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Nevada

Essayist and novelist Pico Iyer visits Las Vegas and Pyongyang in rapid succession to find that the capital of freedom and fun is not so dissimilar from the wan capital of the Hermit Kingdom.
5 days ago   New York Review of Books
Nicolai Ourousoff pays a visit to an exhibit at Yale that looks back at 'Learning From Las Vegas,' the famed book on Sin City architecture from the 1970s.
Dec 23, 2009   The New York Times
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. Exclusive
Dec 14, 2009  By Nate Berg
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