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What Happened in Vegas Went Everywhere

At a recent groundbreaking, Cuningham Group Architecture released design details of All Net Resort and Arena on the Las Vegas Strip. Main components include: an NBA multi-purpose arena with retractable roof (the only such arena in the world!); a grand pedestrian plaza; and 44-story, five-star hotel with 500 specialty suites. All Net Arena will have one of the most striking appearances in the world of entertainment. The spherical exterior is inspired by the barrel cactus found in Red Rock Canyon. This profile is animated with brilliant light and color, as the arena is sheathed in a matrix of LED screens, creating an immersive, interactive environment. Cool, right? The $1.4 billion development broke ground Oct 29 to nationwide media coverage such as Associated Press and U.S. News and World Report.

Some samples of the biomorphic shapes the designers drew from below: