Friday, December 22, 2006

Lobby Designed By Lucy's Architect To Be Preserved

The La Concha Motel Lobby in Las Vegas designed by Lucy's former architect, Paul Revere Williams, will be (if the current plans go through) preserved for posterity at a cost of about $1 million. Preservationists from across the country have been working to save the popular landmark from demolition all year.

The lobby described by The Chicago Tribune as resembling "a fly-in hamburger stand used by The Jetsons," is expected to become one of the biggest tourist attraction in Las Vegas after it is removed from its current location and reassembled in a new park and visitor's center for The Neon Museum.

Williams, known as the 'architect to the stars,' was the first African-American admitted to The American Institute of Architects.