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November 24, 2014

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Joe Downtown: Additional pieces added to Downtown Container Park

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Joe Schoenmann

A 40-foot tower containing a spiral staircase was placed Monday at the site of the Downtown Container Park.

A few more pieces have been added to the Downtown Container Park, a project developers hope to have in place this fall.

Situated at Seventh and Fremont streets, the Container Park – which has been redesigned to include more prefabricated cubes than shipping containers – will take up a half block and include enough spaces to accommodate 20 to 30 businesses.

Monday afternoon, a 40-foot tower containing a spiral staircase was hoisted into place with a massive crane. The tower walls will be adorned with large-lettered signage, with a light feature affixed to the peak; inside will be a private observation room.

The project also installed his and her restrooms last week next to a geodesic dome that will become a 180-degree screen for digital imagery.

One of the coolest/most unusual things to come: a metallic, 40-foot, fire-shooting praying mantis to be erected near the entrance.

Unique to Nevada, the endeavor is the work of Downtown Project, whose investors include Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, which has committed $350 million toward real estate, education, small business, tech businesses and entertainment in downtown Las Vegas.

Joe Schoenmann doesn’t just cover downtown, he lives and works there. Schoenmann is Greenspun Media Group’s embedded downtown journalist, working from an office in the Emergency Arts building.

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