One of the most interesting buildings in Las Vegas isn’t a hotel or casino. Today’s Photo Friday picture is of the incredible Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Designed by architect Frank Gehry, the rippled metal, crumpled-paper look of the building makes you wonder, “How did they do that?” Inside this amazing structure, patients with cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s receive cutting-edge treatment. Located west of the Fremont Street Experience, the Ruvo Center is part of the 61-acre Symphony Park, an ambitious project designed with a new vision of Downtown Las Vegas in mind. Instead of penny slots and 99¢ shrimp cocktails, city officials would like to offer people a more cultured, refined Las Vegas. Other developments planned for Symphony Park include The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, scheduled to open in 2012; The Charlie Palmer, a boutique hotel; and the World Jewelry Center.
Photos of the Ruvo Center courtesy of Jennifer Boriss