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New York – New York in Las Vegas

Today the last pictures of Las Vegas in this travelogue. In the next post we will fly back to Amsterdam, but first New York- New York in Las Vegas.
New York-New York Hotel & Casino is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip. The idea was to realize a hotel and casino complex modelled after the New York skyline in 1940. The hotel includes several towers configured to resemble New York City towers such as the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Century Condominiums, Manhattan Municipal Building, Sony Tower, and others. Each tower has its own separate elevator bank.

The architect of this post modernistic building is Neal Gaskin. Strangely the New York-New York Hotel & Casino is the only realised building of Gaskin mentioned on the site of Emporis. Emphoris is a global provider of building information. I couldn’t find more relevant information on the internet about him.

We can discuss the originality and artistic values of this kind of architecture. In architecture we can hear sometimes the statement: “Better well stolen then badly or poorly conceived. Mutual interference and inspiration is often the base for excellent architecture. Just as it is in music and other Arts.
Personally I prefer more original designs than the New York hotel in Las Vegas and the other buildings inspired by and imitating landmarks from elsewhere, but all together Las Vegas is a fascinating and intriguing city worth to visit once in a lifetime. (or more if you like so).
However, this year I hope, after our summer-travel, to show you more new pictures of the real New York.

■ Main picture: ◙ Close-up of the fake Empire-Chrysler building
■ Workshop 1: ◙ Overall view of New York - New York
■ Workshop 2: ◙ New York from a distance

Make: SONY-ILCE-6300
Software: PaintShop Pro 20,00
Exposure Time: 1/250 sec
F-Stop: f/6.3
ISO Speed Ratings: 2500
Focal Length: 144 mm
Date Taken: 2017-08-12 19:39
Metering Mode: Pattern

I add the dark frame to the picture to give the posts a screen format of 1920x1080 pixels
The idea is that, if you use the links in the text, you have a full screen image of the picture with the photo in the centre of a dark screen.
This works with the browsers and screens I use, but I’m not sure that everybody will have the same result.

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Additional Photos by Rob Zwemmer (alvaraalto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5321 W: 324 N: 9781] (38372)
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