Downtown Summerlin I Howard Hughes Corp.
A lot of hoopla today over Downtown Summerlin, a 1.6 million-square-foot mall (or retail and shopping environment if you prefer) near Charleston Boulevard and the 215 Beltway. Howard Hughes Corp. announced the opening day for the development will be Oct. 9.
Press releases can be found touting "unparalleled retail, entertainment, office, hotel and multi-family residential." The renderings show no sign of public art.
Maybe it's in the planning stages, I thought to myself. That is, until I read the R-J's coverage.
“We don’t see it as a mall, we see it as a downtown,” Weinreb said. “Why go to a mall when you can drive down here, park your car and walk into a store?”
True Las Vegas heritage created through interest and color. Does that mean they will paint a wall with the same shades as the nearby Red Rock canyon and call it a minimalist mural? Here, public art may be an afterthought.
Above: Stephen Hendee created sculpture for the celebration of 30 years of public art programming in the City of Las Vegas.