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The Leaning Towers

By artcubis
View of the leaning towers -

New City Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Chicago-based architect Helmut Jahn, was a natural choice: Jahn's signature projects include the headquarters of the European Union in Brussels, Munich's Kempinski Hotel and Sony Center Berlin.

Helmut Jahn's design for the two residential high-rises known as Veer Towers is a masterful translation of energy and excitement into physical form: its two 37-story glass towers shimmer day and night. With approximately 337 modern condominium residences in each tower, Veer soars above the city and entertainment district. Inclined at five-degree angles a feature celebrated by the development's name the towers seem to dance with each other.


Tags: Street photography Photo journalism General Glass Architecture Las vegas New city center Leaningn towers

Voters: taggart, BettyFlashlight, mishu78 and 18 more


taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
2 Dec 2010 3:17AM
Colorful, but why are they leaning?

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mishu78 10 Canada
2 Dec 2010 4:38AM
Fantastic image Catherine! Interesting work.
a dream Cath..
artcubis 12 6 United States
2 Dec 2010 6:02AM
Its only an optical illusion... the towers are not leaning Smile
The architects designed them to appear as if they were...
It feels strange when you are standing below looking up Smile

andylea 11 37 1 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2010 8:27AM
this is a real beauty wonderful detail and colour craking reflections a belter Wink
jabe 9 10 4 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2010 9:55AM
AND the yellow cab,and pedestrian,i would love to visit America one day.
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
2 Dec 2010 11:52AM
Very strong and powerful image Catherine. The ' leaning ' illusion ' of the towers is most effective.
whiteswan01 11 13 England
2 Dec 2010 1:27PM
great shot
2 Dec 2010 4:17PM
great image.
Jekaro 10 1 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2010 9:14PM
A fabulous shot, Catherine, looks like they could fall over at any time.
astyag 12 12
2 Dec 2010 9:16PM
Very nice image Catherine, I must admit that the sky is little bit bright. But it's fine, you couldn't selective curve it or HDR it since it is "Nevada" most of the time dry and no clouds and HDR won't be very good on such an atmosphere
PaulLiley 10 2 13 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2010 10:35PM
Interesting write up Catherine. thanks for sharing. paul
VivienO 10 1 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2010 11:16PM
Fantastic shot from an interesting perspective. Amazing buildings and love the woman and car in foreground adding to the interest.
cantona43 Plus
14 928 4 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2010 1:15AM
what a shot so very well captured catherine, the architect must be one brainy fellow, what a very clever idea
artcubis 12 6 United States
3 Dec 2010 1:16AM
Thanks Vivien - great minds think alike Smile
At first, I wanted to cut out the woman and the yellow cab, but decided they definitely add interest to the image and they better stay put. Sometimes these little incidentals add charm and intrigue other times stupid tourists walk right into your picture.

artcubis 12 6 United States
3 Dec 2010 1:29AM
Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments and votes !!!
Thanks to Jen, Milena, Jules, Andy, Paul, Ron, Dawn, Sam, Roy, Paul, Neil, Vivien, and everyone who follows my posts as I follow yours. I really appreciate your input and emails.

3 Dec 2010 3:51AM
Great capture of this giants! I love the light! Nice write up!
tashi 9 2
3 Dec 2010 7:31AM
Interesting shot and an equally interesting write up! Great capture indeed. Thanks for sharing.

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