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Ever since the origin of Las Vegass Strip by Bugsy Siegel with the casino Flamingo the architectural structure of the city has always been a masculine theme As Aaron Betsky says all buildings are either masculine or feminine Masculine architecture is the cold overbearing flashy outdoor structures Feminine architecture has a homier soft indoors where you want to stay at quality to the structure With these terms defined the flashy dominating masculinity of Las Vegas has been evident from the gangster days all the way up until now with the theme park based casinos The Strip is a world of its own Where else can you go to visit Egypt New York the Tropics Camelot Rome Greece Hollywood and much more all on one street The Strip itself is competitive and one only has to look down the street at night to see this Each establishment has to not only keep up with the others but to also attract and keep their visitors The most masculine building on the Strip is the MGM Grand hotel and casino This tall and wide hotel looks from the outside to be totally made out of green glass Not only does the massive structure of the hotel seem so overbearing but also they put a gigantic lion at the entrance A lion might be a feline but they way it is portrayed by the establishment is anything but feminine The testosterone doesnt stop there Whenever there is a big boxing match in Las Vegas it is guaranteed to be held at the MGM Grand So not only does the building exude more than enough masculinity the owners have to carry it into the event in the hotel Right across the street from the MGM Grand is the Luxor This is the casino that chooses to replicate ancient Egypt for a theme In creating a replica of one of the Seven Wonders of the World it signifies the hard work
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