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Downtown Vegas Container Park
by tony

Categories Travel, Sports

Downtown Container Park is an exciting sustainable shopping attraction in downtown Las Vegas -- the hub for an assortment of small boutiques, galleries, bars, eateries and outdoor spaces as well as entertainment and education programming.
Situated on the southeast corner of Fremont and Seventh streets, Downtown Container Park spans approximately 19,000 square feet with a mix of 30 shipping containers and 41 multifunctional modular cubes forming its perimeter. Each cube is a steel-framed structure that measures 250 square feet and can easily form a variety of portable configurations. If Downtown Container Park were ever dismantled, the cubes could be used for other things – such as a construction office or concession stand – and would never wind up in a landfill.

Marking the entrance of Downtown Container Park is a 55-foot-tall steel praying mantis sculpture built atop a dump truck. Kirk Jellum and Kristen Ulmer made this mobile art piece for Burning Man, an annual art and self-expression festival held in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. On special occasions, you’ll be able to see “The Mantis” in its full glory – shooting flames from its antennae.

The Downtown Container Park comes from the Downtown Project, a community revitalization group funded by Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh.