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Fake News Cowboy Hotel

Trump International Hotel Las Vegas

I continue with some other artistic impressions of the architecture of the buildings on the Strip in Las Vegas.
A rather controversial choice, but the reflections in the parking building of this hotel were too attractive to ignore.

◙ The main picture shows a wild reflection on the building of the parking in front of the hotel.
◙ The first workshop shows the late afternoon golden glare of the façade of the building in close-up.
◙ The second workshop shows an overall view of the hotel against the backlight of the early evening sky

■ Main picture: ◙ Wild Reflection
■ Workshop 1: ◙ Golden Facade
■ Workshop 2: ◙ All Gold that glitters

First some Real Facts about the building
■ Plans for a Trump Tower in Las Vegas, when the project was announced in 2002, called for a $350 million, 60-story condominium. Phillip Ruffin in August dropped the expected price to $272 million and said the tower would be 43 stories.
■ Then in mid-2004 the project was announced as a $300 million, 64 storey luxury residential hotel condominium tower.
■ The Trump Tower Las Vegas will be built in the north section of the Las Vegas Strip, in back of the old New Frontier Hotel & Casino. To the south of the project is the Fashion Show Mall, To the East is Las Vegas Blvd, followed by Wynn Las Vegas.
■ On January 4th, 2005 Trump International Hotel & Tower - Tower Two was announced. Tower Two will be an identical second tower that would be added to the Trump International Hotel & Tower Las Vegas.
■ In four and a half days all 1,282 units were sold out. On July 15, 2005 the day tower one started construction Trump said "I don't think in the history of Las Vegas that ever happened"
■ The tower has 57 floors, although it is marketed as 64 floors. The first level of Condominiums above the podium would be floor 16, when in reality it is the 9th floor.

The hotel is designed by Architect: Bergman, Walls & Associates
On their website BW&A writes:
“BWA is a world-class architectural and interior design firm focused on hotels and resorts, restaurants and lounges, and entertainment, including nightclubs and gaming. The firm was founded in Las Vegas in 1994.
We have assembled a diverse team of architects and interior designers who provide our clients with leading-edge, end-to-end solutions through design innovation, operational insight and customer focus. We look forward to telling you more about our commitment to destination design, the services we offer and the benefits that we deliver.”

Looking at their website I found out this architect-firm is also responsible for the tasteless architecture of Paris Las Vegas and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, but also other well designed buildings.

Make: SONY- ILCE-6300
Software: PaintShop Pro 20,00
Exposure Time: 1/1500 sec
F-Stop: f/16.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 4000
Focal Length: 200 mm
Date Taken: 2017-08-12 18:24
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 431 kb

I add the dark frame to the picture to give the posts a screen format of 1920x1080 pixels
The idea is that, if you use the links in the text, you have a full screen image of the picture with the photo in the centre of a dark screen.
This works with the browsers and screens I use, but I’m not sure that everybody will have the same result.

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Additional Photos by Rob Zwemmer (alvaraalto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5581 W: 327 N: 10770] (42234)
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