Vegas Container Park Uncorks Popular Wine Bar

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Not known for its subtlety or understatement, the City of Las Vegas is a place of excess.

It’s the kind of place where you can expect to find a roller coaster running through your hotel lobby, or a lion family living in a casino.

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So it comes as little surprise that, when Vegas experiments with container architecture, the results are larger than life.

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In December 2013, the city celebrated the opening of Downtown Container Park, a colourful open-air shopping centre and entertainment venue.

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Two years in the making, the elaborate project was intended to revitalise Downtown Las Vegas.

Built from 43 converted shipping containers and 41 locally manufactured Xtreme cubes, the 56,000 square-foot development is a feat in cargo-tecture innovation.

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A customised three-storey container elevator connects the 39 shops, restaurants and bars that inhabit the retail space.

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The complex also features an interactive play area, known as The Treehouse, and a massive 40-foot steel Praying Mantis.

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Among the eclectic range of boutiques, galleries and eateries at Container Park, wine bar Bin 702 is a favourite with visitors.

 

The hip shipping container bar offers patrons indoor and outdoor drinking and dining.

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Made of two adjoining recycled shipping containers, the structure’s industrial edge is offset by warm wood interiors.

The popular watering hole features a roof deck where guests can take in the spectacle of the sprawling Container village below.