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Complete Photo Guide to City Center - Las Vegas

Canoes Scuptural Art (Called The Big Edge created Nancy Rubins) Located in the North Valet Parking Circle Between Aria and Vdara Hotels in Las Vegas.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

The backside of Aria Hotel at City Center, seen from the Vdara Hotel's front entry.


Aria, Vdara, Mandarin Oriental and Harmon Hotels

Crystals Mall, Cosmopolitan & Veer Towers

Close-Up of the Canoes in Front of the Las Vegas Vdara Hotel.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

This canoe art-piece is called the 'Big Edge' and was created by Nancy Rubins.
This structure sits in the North Circular Driveway between the Aria Hotel and Vdara.


City Center As Seen from West Vegas

West Vegas.com's Photo Coverage of the Exteriors, Interiors & People of City Center

City Center and the Strip Hotels as seen from the Orleans Hotel in West Vegas.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

View of the Strip Hotels as seen from West Vegas. From left to right are the Rio, Trump Tower,
Fountainebleau, Rio Tower, Encore, TI, Mirage, Wynn Las Vegas, Palazzo, Venetian, Ceasars' Towers,
Bellagio, Panorama Towers, Planet Hollywood, Aria at City Center, Mandarin and MGM Signature Towers.

City Center Close-Up as from West Vegas.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

View from West Vegas looking eastward towards the I-95 freeway and The Strip, as seen from the Orleans' Parking
Garage. Panorama Tower North is at left edge with the South Towers seen in the center. Aria Hotel is beyond
and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel is at right.Monte Carlo is seen at the right edge of photo.

Yellow background was used to visually separate the blue batch of City Center buildings from the blue sky.

Close-Up Photo of Aria and Mandarin Hotels at City Center, Las Vegas.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

Two of City Center's 9 main buildings. Aria Hotel with Mandarin Hotel at right. City Center buildings
not shown are the two Harmon Towers, the two Veer Towers, Vdara, Cosmopolitan and Crystals' Mall.

City Center Vegas' Neighbors. Bellagio to the South, Planet Hollywood to the East and Panorama Towers to the West.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

The building in the center is Panorama Tower North. Bellagio's addition is at left and one of the south
Panorama Towers is at right. Panorama Towers are actually located on Dean Martin Drive west of The Strip.

Close-Up View from the Freeway of the Back of City Center's Aria Hotel's Western Side.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

Closer view of part of City Center (Aria & Mandarin) as seen from Dean Martin Drive.


The West Vegas Road Into City Center

View From the Harmon Street Overpass showing the Panorama Towers and City Center.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

View of the West Harmon Street Overpass and entry which leads directly into the back of City Center. The buildings
in the foreground are the three Panorama Towers. Beyond them lie Aria Hotel and Vdara (not seen). This is the
intersection of Aldebaran and Harmon Street. This newly opened section of special roadway was created as a
West Vegas accessway into City Center. This new section of roadway leads all the way to Las Vegas Boulevard
and is one of the most expensive and best designed road-systems in all of Las Vegas and unique in the nation.

West Vegas residents can take advantage of the Harmon Overpass to get to Vdara or to use the North Valet
Circle to get into Aria Casino. Directions to this great new roadway are given below. Simply put, to reach
this intersection, drive to Dean Martin Drive and turn onto Jerrly Lewis Way and follow the two turns. Once
you go over the overpass - veer to the right and look for the off-ramp and sign that says 'North Valet'.
Otherwise, remain on the road and continue to Las Vegas Boulevard - where you can then turn North (left)
or South (right) to reach all other Strip Hotels or the front entry to City Center and its self-parking garages.


Drawn & Satellite Maps for City Center

Click the 'Map' or 'Satellite' option buttons (right-top corner) for either view.
Your can use your mouse to move the map ('left-click' inside map and move) in any direction.
To see any area of Las Vegas in 'close-up' or 'wide' mode, use the (top-left) Plus & Minus Options.


Harmon Avenue is seen in the center of this map as the horizontal street leading to City Center.

Local Las Vegans can avoid weekend Strip congestion by approaching City Center from West Vegas. The West Harmon road
leads directly into the back, circular-driveway for Aria and Vdara
. The Harmon Freeway Overpass is a little used road that
provides locals with a fast and convenient way to access City Center or the Mid-Strip areas between Flamingo & Tropicana.

To use the Harmon Freeway Overpass:

If you are driving eastward towards The Strip, from West Vegas, use Tropicana Avenue or Flamingo Road.

* On Tropicana turn left at Polaris (Wild West's corner). Drive to West Harmon (located near Panorama Towers) then turn right.

* If driving eastward on Flamingo - turn right on Hotel Rio Drive (located across the street from the Rio Hotel). Continue
downhill and turn right again onto Dean Martin Drive. Continue south a few hundred yards and turn right, at the stoplight, onto
Jerry Lewis Way
. 60 yards down the street turns left and becomes Aldebaran. Continue 70 yards and turn left onto West Harmon.

Now you will be on the Harmon Overpass that climbs over the I-15 Freeway. To reach Vdara or the Back Entry to Aria (and for Valet
Parking) turn at the off-ramp that says "North Valet". If you care to travel onto the Strip simply stay on Harmon and you'll reach
The Strip. (Harmon now extends to The Strip, unlike this old map shows) At Las Vegas Boulevard you can turn left to head towards
Paris etc. Or continue onto East Harmon (to the Hard Rock). Or you can turn right to head to the front driveway for City Center
and Aria. The parking garages are reached by driving into City Center's Front Driveway.

Valet Service can be conveniently used at the North Valet Circular Drive. Simply take the 'North Valet off-ramp' and continue
to the valet stand on the right. To pick-up your car later, take the escalator down one floor and turn in you valet-stub and
the valet desk and have a seat or stand outside and read the unique Slogan Billboard.

Google Map Showing West Vegas Route to City Center.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

This 2004 Google-Earth Map shows the future City Center property when it was the location of the Boardwalk
Casino and several gift stores. During the prior year the Harmon Overpass and West Harmon Street were constructed.
This map can help guide you on how to reach the Overpass. The Yellow Dots show the route from Flamingo Road
Turn right at Hotel Rio Road, continue dowhill to Dean Martin Drive, continue south to the Jerry Lewis Way
stoplight, turn right, take a left turn at Aldebaran and a left turn at Harmon.

The Blue Arrows show the route from Tropicana Avenue. Turn left at Polaris and then turn right at Harmon.
Once on the Overpass you'll see the North Valet Sign and the off-ramp to City Center on your immediate
right. You can use that off-ramp to reach Vdara or Aria. Or, simply continue driving on Harmon to reach
The Strip. At the Strip, you can turn either left or right. Turn right to go to City Center's Front Entrance,
Aria Hotel, Veer Towers, Mandarin Oriental, Crystals' Mall, or to use the Self-Parking Garages.

The Approach Into City Center From West Vegas, Between the Panorama Towers Going Over the Harmon Street Overpass.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

The intersection of Aldebaran and West Harmon Street and the Harmon Overpass to City Center.

City Center, Vdara, Harmon Hotel and Aria Hotel's Backside as Seen From the Freeway and West Vegas.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

The back, west side of City Center (on Frank Sinatra Drive) showing Vdara, Harmon Hotel and Aria.

Vdara Hotel and Condominiums at City Center Seen from West Vegas.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

Vdara with its video billboard on Frank Sinatra Drive (also visible from Freeway 95).

West Harmon Road Leading Into City Center's North Driveway Circle to the Back of Aria and Vdara Hotels.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

This view (looking Westward) shows the West Harmon Street Underpass which leads directly to The Strip.
At the left you can see the east-bound on-ramp which lead to Aria & Vdara's North Valet and hotel entries.
Remain on Harmon (left lane) if you wish to reach The Strip. The on-ramp (right) takes you back to West Vegas
after you leave the Aria or Vdara Hotels. The Westbound Harmon Lane (right) leads you from The Strip to West Vegas.

View Looking West of City Center's Parking Garage, Harmon Road and the Panorama Condo Towers.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

Looking west from the City Center North Valet Circular Driveway towards the three Panorama Towers. The
assorted roads lead to Aria Hotel's Valet Garages. Bellagio's Employee Parking Garage is seen at right.

The Vehicular Service Roads of North City Center for Taxi Lines and Valet Service and Parking Garages.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

Looking west from the back of City Center at the in & out roads of Valet Parking, the taxi lane and
West Harmon Street Overpass, which leads directly to the Panorama Towers (and Dean Martin Drive).

Vdara Hotel as Seen from the North Valet Driveway at City Center.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

The Rear Entrance to City Center's Aria and Vdara Hotels, at the North Valet circular Driveway.

Aria Hotel's Backside as Seen from Vdara.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

View of Aria Hotel's backside and Rear Porte Cochere as seen from the front entrance to Vdara Hotel.

Huge Photo of the Vdara Hotel at City Center in Las Vegas.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

All 57 floors of the Vdara Hotel, porte cochere and front entrance. The Harmon Hotel stands at right.

The View from the City Center's North Circle and Vdara Hotel's Front Entrance.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

Looking eastward, towards the Strip, the Planet Hollywood Tower, the Cosmopolitan and one of MGM's
Signature Towers from the North Valet Circle at Aria and the entrance to the Vdara Hotel

The Taxi Line at City Center and Vdara Hotel.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

Close-up view from the same location as above, showing the taxi-line for the Vdara Hotel.

City Center's North Driveway Circle Showing Aria's Porte Cochere and the Windows of Cafe Vettro.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

The North Circle at City Center has two cab lines. One at the rear of Aria and this one taxi stand
for the front entrance of Vdara. An additional taxi stand is located at the front entrance of Aria. This
Vdara cab stand is good to use when Aria's front is too busy - like on weekends or morning rush hours.
The large windows of Cafe Vettro (behind taxis) look out on the North Circle activity.

View of City Center's North Circle from the Cafe Vettro, inside Aria.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

View of the North Driveway Circle from inside Aria's 24 hour Cafe Vettro.

Rear View of the Aria Hotel at City Center in Las Vegas.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

The backside of the Aria Hotel showing its 61 floors and North Porte Cochere

The Architectural Lines of Cty Center's Aria Hotel-Casino.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

Various architectural angles of the rear side of Aria.

City Center's Bellagio Tram Terminal.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

City Center's tram terminal near the Bellagio's South Addition with one tram enroute to Monte Carlo.

City Center Tram Moving Towards the Crystal Mall Station.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

The City Center Monorail System and Tram, seen from Aria's North Entrance, enroute to Crystal's Mall.
The Harmon Hotel (soon to open) is seen in the background.

Two City Center Trams Seen from Aria Hotel.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

City Center's trams run 24-7-365 between Bellagio & Monte Carlo, with a stop at Crystal's Mall.
You can catch a tram, moving in either direction, every seven minutes.

Aria Hotel Sign at the Top of its City Center Location.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

The rear Aria Hotel sign perched above its 61st story, facing towards West Vegas.

Big Edge Canoe Art Exhibit (By Nancy Rubins) as Seen from Vdara Hotel, Erected in the Middle of City Center's North Circle.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

The 'Big Edge' canoes in the middle of the North Circle. The windows of the 24 hour Cafe Vettro (left) provide
nice views of the urban-like movement of trams, walkers, valet runners, taxi drivers and vehicular traffic.


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City Center Property During the 1970s

Circa 1974 Aerial Photo View of the Las Vegas Strip Showing Topicana and the Marina Before NYNY, MGM and City Center.
Historic Las Vegas Photo from the InOldLasVegas.com Collection

Circa 1974 view of The Las Vegas Strip - showing the Tropicana (bottom-right), the Tropicana Golf Course
(mid-right) which is now the site of the MGM Grand. The site of the Excalibur is at bottom-left. The location
of NYNY (bottom-right) is seen with a gas station where the current Statue of Liberty stands. The Marina
Hotel (across from the Tropicana) eventually became the 'west wing' of the current MGM Grand. The site of the
current Monte Carlo is seen (mid-left). The current location of City Center is above MC, with the Jockey Club
seen just beyond. East Harmon Avenue is seen (mid-right). The Aladdin (top) is now Planet Hollywood.

Circa 1972 View of the Dunes Golf Course, Caesars Palace, the Dunes Hotel and the Jockey Club. This is Now the Approximate Location of City Center's Aria and Vdara Hotels.
Historic Las Vegas Photo from the InOldLasVegas.com Collection

Circa 1972 view of the City Center property when it was the Dunes Golf Course. The Dunes Hotel, Jockey
Club and Caesars Palace Hotels are seen in the background. This is now the approximate location of
the North Valet Circular Driveway, Vdara Hotel and Aria Hotel's back entrance.


Coming August 20th - Five More City Center Pages

Photos of People, Places & Things In and Around City Center

City Center's Pocket Park Entrance Into Aria Hotel.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

People entering hotel from City Center's Pocket Park, located between Crystals' Mall and Aria.

Statue Sculpture at One of the City Center Art Galleries.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

One of the many art pieces in the galleries at City Center.

Mandarin Hotel at City Center, Las Vegas.
Photography by Erik Wunstell Copyright © 2009

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel at City Center...and many more photos are inside this website.

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