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Five Projects Receive Mayor's Accolades
Five Projects Receive Mayor's Accolades


Five projects in the city of Las Vegas were given the Mayor's Urban Design Award during Thursday's State of the City Address.

Each of the projects received the award because they foster the city's commitment to sustainability and livability.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts won the Building and Environment category. The center was noted for its distinctive art deco style, and it is a Leadership in Energy and Enviromental Design, or LEED,-certified building.

The artwork in front of the Smith Center was name as the Public Art winner. "Pipe Dream" by artist Tim Bavington is based on the sheet music for the classic "Fanfare for the Common Man" by Aaron Copeland. It features painted vertical steel poles.

The new Las Vegas City Hall won in the Public Places category. The new, seven-story government center was built to LEED standards and has helped coordinate city services into one place.

Two places were named in the Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse category. The Mob Museum and the Neon Museum Visitors Center both received the award.

The Mob Museum is housed in the rehabilitated U.S. Post Office and Federal Courthouse at Third Street and Stewart Avenue.

The Neon Museum choose to put its visitors center in the former La Concha Motel lobby, which has a distinct mid-century design and was designed by renowned African-American architect Paul Revere Williams.

The lobby was carefully moved from its former location the Las Vegas Strip to the Neon Museum on Las Vegas Boulevard and McWilliams Avenue.

To be considered for the award, projects must be inside the city limits and significantly impact the city in several ways, including promoting public spaces, conserving resources, preserving history and being friendly to pedestrians.


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