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Las Vegas Bridge

In 2004 Ed Carpenter was commissioned to create several schemes for a pedestrian bridge to connect the existing City Hall with a new city office building on the opposite side of Las Vegas Blvd. The two schemes illustrated here were designed to provide safe passage while also creating a dramatic gateway into the North Las Vegas Arts District. Both approaches involved brightly painted structural members, illuminated at night by custom lighting, forming an unforgettable icon for the northern end of the Las Vegas Strip. These designs responded to a variety of contextual issues associated with crossing four lanes of traffic and connecting to an existing structure. Unbuilt due to the City deciding, after working drawings were completed, to locate their new city hall on another site.

Pedestrian Bridge

Las Vegas City Hall, Las Vegas Boulevard

Las Vegas, Nevada

Date: Designed September 2004

Descriptors: Bridge, artistic bridge, art bridge, pedestrian bridge, public art


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