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SLS Architectural Model Unveiled

By Chuckmonster on Thursday, 17th May 2012 8:54am
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SLS hotel birds eye view

The Las Vegas Sun has posted a puff piece on the SLS which does include one gem - a photo of the architectural model for SLS.

The differences between the linked model and the Bing birds eye above are relatively few. In addition to some fresh plaster and whitewash, the hotel gets a new, more open strip frontage (for all that foot traffic from Stratosphere to Riviera) a canopy-free porte cochere, some new landscaping, a demolished 200 room hotel tower, a wall to keep the kids in the pool and some other bits and pieces.

This is virtually identical to the original plan sbe presented to Clark County back in 2008. Minus the glass curtain wall which was to clad all of the low flying buildings and eventually the hotel towers.

Three cheers for Weatherbeater white.

Big thanks to VT reader Shannon for the tip.



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Comments & Discussion:

There are a lot more pictures of the model on the Sun's website here: http://www.lasvegassun.com/photos/galleries/2012/may/17/sls_preview/

One question I asked Oseland that didn't make the cut for the article was whether the renderings that have popped up are the same ones that I saw back in 2008. He said the design process has been evolving, so I guess there are some changes, but not too many.

The new model doesn't demolish the small tower or the front half of the parking garage. Without major construction they stand a good chance of getting it reopened on their budget. Then it becomes a matter of whether their vision will work in that location.

The Des Moines, IA airport Hilton is really coming along.



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