Construction Gallery - Las Vegas,
November 12, 2002 photographs by Keith Walls
On a business trip to Las Vegas, our dedicated VP Keith Walls managed to take some time to take an early evening walk along a good deal of the Las Vegas Monorail alignment. The last time Keith was in Las Vegas was only 14 months ago, at the ground breaking ceremony. A great deal of progress has been made in that short amount of time. This first image shows the access road between Koval Lane and Harrah's on the Strip.
In September, Sands Avenue hole digging was just starting. Two months later pylons are already in place.
Between Sands Avenue and the parking lot of the Chamber of Commerce the track will cross one side of the road via this straddle bent.
From the Chamber of Commerce parking lot to Paradise Road there is a 90 degree turn. Three straddle bents allow the guideway to make a wide swing over traffic. Note the bank angle of the beamway.
This is the highest part of the alignment, where track crosses over the Las Vegas Convention Center pedestrian walkway.
The Las Vegas Hilton Station framework takes shape, revealing the artsy curved roof design of architect Gensler Associates.
Previous Las Vegas construction pictures:
August 5, 2002
July 10-12, 2002
June 27, 2002
June 7-18, 2002.
Late May 2002.
April May, 2002, tall columns.
May 3, 2002, beam manufacturing continues.
March 26, 2002, first dual-guideway beams up.
March 22-24, 2002, first look at t-supports.
January 16-17, 2002, first beam lifted into place.
January 2-3, 2002, columns and rebar.
December 2001 beam yard images.
October 2001 first pylons and track.
August 2001 ground breaking images
photographs copyright the Monorail Society
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