Since its inaugural convention, the World Congress of Flight, helped it take wing on April 12, 1959, the Las Vegas Convention Center has racked up six decades of hosting visitors, from diploma-waving Las Vegas graduates to nuclear code-bearing American presidents. Between those ends of the spectrum have been millions of trade-show conventioneers and their confabs sending multimillion-dollar streams of revenue flowing into the coffers of Las Vegas — from CES to MAGIC to National Association of Broadcasters and all manner of specialty conferences. Now, amid its ambitious $1.4 billion expansion project that is expected to catapult Las Vegas years ahead of its convention competition, the future looks to be fertile ground for many more memorable — and historical — moments.
From the 1957 voter campaign to the latest construction images, take a stroll through time as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Las Vegas Convention Center with images from the archives of the Las Vegas News Bureau.
The Backstreet Boys put philanthropy front and center — and their handprints in cement — at a recent ceremony at Planet Hollywood resort-casino.
The fundraising campaign came in direct response to the Southern Nevada Plan to End Youth Homelessness, unveiled at November’s Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit.
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