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Sahara Alexandria Tower

2535 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas NV United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1962
  Finished1963
Floor Count24
Units / Rooms400
Building Uses
 - hotel
 - casino
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - modern
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - concrete

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof254 ftOriginal Elevation Drawings, Courtesy of UNLV, October 30, 2006
Tallest building in Las Vegas 1963-1967

Description
- Architect: Martin Stern, Jr.

- This was the second addition to the Sahara Hotel & Casino.

- When the Sahara Alexandria Tower was completed in 1963, it was the tallest hotel building in Ten Western States.

- The Deluxe rooms of the Sahara are located in the Alexandria Tower. Each room is equipped with an individually controlled heating and cooling system. Some suites are also located in this tower.

- The broundbraking ceremony was held on February 9, 1962. The Alexandria Tower opened on May 24, 1963.

- The world famous rock band: the Beatles played at the Sahara in 1963 and stayed in room 2344 of the Alexandria Tower.

- When the tower opened there where only two towers at the Sahara, the 14 story Tunis Tower and the Alexandria Tower. The Tunis Tower had a time and tempature sign on top of the tower for three years, it was moved to the Alexandria Tower when it opened on May 24, 1963. today the sign no longer exists.

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