Photograph Courtesy of Springs Preserve

They say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. But does it have to? A recent trip revealed a whole new side to Sin City filled with art, wildlife, and stories of secret history.

An Engineering Wonder

Image Courtesy of Caesar’s Forum

Las Vegas is a city that rose in glitter right out of the desert, so it’s no wonder that you may find yourself there at a conference or large-scale event like the Consumer Electronics Show. The city brings in $330 billion year on conference events alone, and it’s still growing by leaps and bounds. To adjust for this growth, property owners are responding with lavish amounts of new venue builds that boggle the mind with their scale.

Case in point: CAESARS FORUM will open in 2020, featuring the world’s largest pillar-less ballrooms. This brand new property will hold 300,000 square feet of new meeting space and ballrooms, and a 100,000-square-foot outdoor plaza filled with restaurants, shopping, and event space. The project is designed by New York native (of course!) Brad Friedmutter who was born in Brooklyn, raised in Flushing, Queens, and educated at our very own Cooper Union. His mother was an art teacher and then the Director of Cultural Arts for the Board of Education under Mayor Ed Koch. Friedmutter designed casinos, resorts, and hotels around the world, and even though he makes his home in Las Vegas now, there’s no doubt that New York City can claim him as its own!