CityCenter to Showcase World-Famous Art
CityCenter, set to open on the Las Vegas strip in 2009, will include a $40 million fine art program designed to become a benchmark for increased corporate involvement with the arts. The city-within-a-city will feature the work of several world-famous artists, including Jenny Holzer’s insightful LED signs. The artwork has been paired with CityCenter's unique architecture to create a sensory journey that presents the works in a never-before-seen fashion.
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Community Library to Be High Tech, Sustainable
Construction will begin next month on a 28,000-square-foot library in Monrovia, CA. The facility will serve as both a community meeting place and a learning center for children, with a computer and technology area, literacy center, and audiovisual center. A contemporary design strategy using rich wood finishes and furniture will make the building aesthetically pleasing, and renewable flooring, recyclable carpet, and daylighting will add sustainability.
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Elevation Challenges Office Building Designers
Walls recently went up on the Smith Consulting Architects-designed Abrams Westview Plaza, a three-story office building in San Diego. The facility uses tilt-up concrete wall panels and features limestone tile accents and high-performance glazing. A 46-foot grade change from front to rear prompted designers to tuck a two-level, 69,000-square-foot parking structure into the slopes of the facility, which is slated for completion in August.
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