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Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Designs on the Future: The Las Vegas Spring Preserve and the Las Vegas Performing Arts Center

While one looks to be finished in 2005, and the other has no money to speak of, two websites show what the future holds for museums and performing arts centers in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Spring Preserve has an interactive map on its Future Site page, highlighting select features. The "Arrival Sequence" states, "Visitors approaching from the north or south on Valley View Boulevard will notice the plants and landform increasingly take on the character of the Mojave Desert. The landform will appear to have been shaped by the erosion force of flash floods that periodically roar out of the foothills and mountains into the washes below. The plants will reinforce the immersive setting from creosite bushes at the lower elevations to the Joshua Trees on the higher slopes."

The LVSP will also provide the Nevada State Museum, now currently in Lorenzi Park, with its new location. "The new Nevada State Museum will be a multilevel building embedded into a berm. The museum will feature collections and exhibits about the history of the state of Nevada. The museum also will feature a library and research collections, including photographs, maps, manuscripts, newspapers, and records pertaining to Nevada and Las Vegas." The Las Vegas Performing Arts Center has yet to start any development of its proposed complex, but offers a design that shows the Arts Center as the only remaining buildings in the valley after the end of the world. "The Las Vegas Performing Arts Center, Inc. is a non-profit organization of private citizens and public officials dedicated to raising funds for the construction and operation of a multi-facility performing arts center for the enrichment of Southern Nevada. This center will provide space for opera, ballet, symphony, drama, theater groups and visual arts. It is exactly what Las Vegas needs. This stimulating and exciting project is underway and we are looking for enthusiastic residents to participate in future events for this project."

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