Las Vegas Neon Museum
Resurrecting the iconic lights of Sin City
by CH Contributor 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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Posted on January 23, 2013, in Miscellaneous, Museums and Galleries and tagged Creative Ideas, Creative Inspiration, Las Vegas Nevada, Neon Museum, Visual Ideas, Visual Inspiration, Visual Merchandising Ideas, Window Ideas. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.