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CJ Las Vegas, Nevada

The Entertainment Capital of the World

  1. raymaster
    Las Vegas, officially the City of Las Vegas and often known as simply Vegas, is a city in the United States, the most populous city in the state of Nevada, the county seat of Clark County, and the city proper of the Las Vegas Valley. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city known primarily for gambling, shopping, fine dining and nightlife and is the leading financial and cultural center for Southern Nevada.

    The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its mega casino–hotels and associated entertainment. A growing retirement and family city, Las Vegas is the 29th-most populous city in the United States. The city is one of the top three leading destinations in the United States for conventions, business, and meetings and is one of the wealthiest major cities in the country. In addition, the city's metropolitan area has more AAA Five Diamond hotels than any other city in the world, and is a global leader in the hospitality industry. Today, Las Vegas is one of the top tourist destinations in the world.

    Established in 1905, Las Vegas was incorporated as a city in 1911. At the close of the 20th century, Las Vegas was the most populous American city founded in that century (a similar distinction retained by Chicago in the 19th century). The city's tolerance for numerous forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of Sin City, and has made Las Vegas a popular setting for films, television programs, and music videos.

    Looking north of the Las Vegas Strip at night. Tried as best as possible to recreate all casinos and hotels.

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    Noon view of the Las Vegas Strip.
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    Stratosphere Tower near the end of the Las Vegas Strip.
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    Korean Air Boeing 747-400 at a Gate at McCarran International Airport in 2013.
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    Satellite view of McCarran International Airport. This version is smaller than the real life airport, made due to lack of space available xD..only the runways are close to real life.
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    View of Las Vegas from space at night. As seen from space, Las Vegas is the brightest city on Earth.
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    Looking south from the north end of the Las Vegas Strip.
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    East Side of Vegas, with mansions, houses visible.
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    Two Casinos at the side of The Strip.
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    Casino, hotels and shops nearby with the Las Vegas Subway station entrance pictured.
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    Palm Trees lined up along the The Strip.
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    Luxor Las Vegas Hotel.. New York-New York is located behind the pyramid. Used the blueprint of ESB and CB from NY. xD
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    Stadiums and sports arena of Las Vegas.
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    Same spot and view at dawn.
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    This is the first time I've tried to recreate a USA city. Tried as best as possible to recreate all casinos and hotels. It took me nearly 3 months to do this far, as I had to look at references using photos and street maps of Las Vegas.

    More Notable hotels not created are the Excalibur, MGM Grand, Caesars Palace, The Mirage, Bally's, Circus Circus. They are hard to create. Instead of these, I placed hotels, other casinos, malls and high-class apartments.

    This is possibly an almost accurate rendition of Las Vegas. (NOTE THE MAP IS A MODDED FROM THE ROCKY DESERT)

    Let me know what you think...:) TQ...

    Viva Las Vegas!

Recent Reviews

  1. kipate
    Four stars for now!
    The street layout looks quite close to the original layout,
    good job! Also, you tried a lot to show the massiveness
    of the Las Vegas suburban parts!

    The airport looks quite good, although maybe a bit oversimplified...

    But two points so far do annoy me a bit:
    1) the choice of the skyscrapers has lead to some terrible looking
    skyline. You have too many and too high skyscrapers
    in such a small area, they mutually cover each other.
    Use fewer skyscrapers that are also not too tall, maybe a maximum
    of 200 to 250 metres... My impression of such Southern and South Western US Cities like Las Vegas or Phoenix was that they are mostly flat, and have only a few skyscrapers that range up to 200 to 230 metres...
    Las Vegas on top of that has lots of playful elements within.

    2) if I was correct, Las Vegas has an extensive highway network, which
    I yet don't see in your recreation, though...
    Maybe try to use more of the RHM?

    Nonetheless, it is a good approach, just needs some fine-tuning :)

    On a site note: most of the Las Vegas Strip is located
    in the unincorporated municipality of Paradise :D
    1. raymaster
      Author's Response
      any mods regarding with the mini skyscrapers? because as far as i know, new york-new york has smaller version of the ESB and the CB