Sometimes it’s the little things in big cities that are the most striking. While the PH Towers Westgate, at 52 stories, isn’t exactly small, it is set back a ways from the clutter of the east side of Las Vegas Boulevard, amid other secondary Strip architecture. On that level, and despite the fact that we’re way “over” condo high-rises and reflective-glass structures at this point, it is a handsome building. But what we like most about Michal Postranecky’s work are the subtle design elements that emerge as you move around the tower. Our favorite vantage point: from the Cosmopolitan, where, out of nowhere, the building’s razor-sharp edge catches your eye as it cuts through the skyline. It’s a graceful, unexpected move on an urban fabric that needs a few more layers of surprises.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
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.