Veer Towers (Las Vegas, NV) : Looking west from interior courtyard, close view

Creator:
Jahn, Helmut, 1940-
Published/Created:
City Center; 3750 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
opened July 2010
Physical Description:
460 ft (height)
Date Depicted:
2010
1950 AD - 2010 AD
Materials:
glass
steel
Notes:
The two 37-floor towers include a mix of studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom units and penthouses (670 units total). The lobby has an 80 ft. atrium. Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido, one of the designers who worked with architect Helmut Jahn on the buildings, said the dynamic design is a move to making Las Vegas a more urban city. The buildings are expected to use at least 30 percent less energy than a typical building and are LEED Gold certified, despite being a “glass box in the desert,” Gonzalez-Pulido said. The building uses external fins on the windows and glass that reflects the light. The two buildings are designed to interact with one another, with each leaning five degrees in opposite directions. (July 15, 2010, Las Vegas Sun article).
Topics:
Architecture -- United States -- 21st century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Twenty-first century
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
1A1-HJ-VT-A9
Genre:
apartment houses (AAT)
architecture (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architecture; contemporary (1960 to present); Architecture and energy conservation; City planning; urban renewal; condos; brise-soleil buildings; condominiums (built works); buildings; dwellings; multiple dwellings; apartment houses; buildings; multistory
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Addition Module Six
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
2010
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4125
OID:
10074079
PID:
digcoll:1797271