Mid Century Modern Ornamental Block Walls Are The Inspiration For New Public Sculpture To Be Displayed In Downtown Las Vegas
UPDATE: Dedication is 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm (sorry for the typo)
Photo by Leila Navidi for the Sun
The ornamental concrete walls that accent midcentury modern architecture in old Las Vegas neighborhoods was a stylish option for shading and security during the 1950s and â€™60s.
Today the decorative walls, conjuring up visions of martini evenings and jet-age architecture, are revered by fans of old-school Vegas.
So when designing a public art project on Hoover Street at Las Vegas Boulevard, downtown resident and artist Catherine Borg tapped into the patterns as a way to integrate old and new Las Vegas.
THE DEDICATION CEREMONY is open to the public on Wednesday at 5:30pm at the corner of Las Vegas Blvd. and Hoover, on the north side of the Soho Lofts Tower.
As most of my long time readers know, Iâ€™ve been collecting photographs of these patterns for several years. Iâ€™ve found 57 different ones, and am still trying to get around to publishing them all. Some day soon, since I now have a new inspiration to get it done.
Hereâ€™s links to several posts Iâ€™ve done on the subject