Las Vegas Neon Museum

Las Vegas Neon Museum

Resurrecting the iconic lights of Sin City

by  in Culture on 17 January 2013

By Corey Lewis

 

A wide lens on Las Vegas today shows a city that, while taken over in recent decades by a sterile, mega-mall homogeny along its new main drag, is still no stranger to design, studded with architectural monuments from Rafael Viñoly and Daniel Libeskind (and a tombstone by Lord Norman Foster in the form of the Harmon Hotel). Head south on the Strip and you’ll find a different kind of monument-cum-tombstone in a nouveau graveyard for the icons of capital-F “Fabulous” Las Vegas past.

The Neon Museum, a non-profit project founded in 1996 and officially opened last October, serves as the final resting place for upwards 150 historic neon signs: obituaries for Howard Hughes’ Desert Inn, Bugsy Siegel’s Flamingo, the Stardust and Moulin Rouge all packed into a modest chunk of cluttered but surprisingly curatorial desert hidden in the shadow of The Strip’s new super-resorts.

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Las Vegas Neon Museum.

 

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