Leave it to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts to turn architecture into music: The centerpiece of the complex, which will open in March, is a 17-story carillon tower. Here, Phil Dravage, a technician for bell manufacturer Verdin, helps hoist one of the center’s 47 cast bronze bells up the tower. It’s heavy labor—the bells weigh a total of 29,500 pounds. But come March, when they ring out over the Valley, our battered civic hopes will soar.
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.