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Stratosphere Tower

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1991–1996, Ned Baldwin. 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
  • Stratosphere Tower (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)
  • Stratosphere Tower (Bret Morgan)
  • (Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress)

Ned Baldwin, architect of the CN Tower in Toronto, designed the 1,149-foot concrete Stratosphere Tower, the tallest building west of the Mississippi and perhaps the best example of excess in Las Vegas. The tower rises from a three-pronged base on a podium to a twelve-story pod at the top, which contains a revolving restaurant, two observation decks, three wedding chapels, and an outdoor roller coaster, among other attractions.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Stratosphere Tower", [Las Vegas, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 218-219.

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