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St Mark's Campanile - Las Vegas, NV
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 36° 07.284 W 115° 10.284
11S E 664563 N 3998961
Quick Description: Outside the Venetian resort on the Strip is a replica of St Mark's Campanile.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 11/24/2010 1:01:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMA6NN
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators
Views: 29

Long Description:
from Wikipedia:

The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino is a luxury hotel and casino resort situated between Harrah's and The Palazzo on the east side of the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, NV, United States, on the site of the old Sands Hotel. The hotel tower contains 40 stories and rises 475 feet (145 m). The Venetian is owned and operated by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. The Venetian also serves as the seat of the corporate headquarters for its parent company. This hotel features a life-like replica tower of St Mark's Campanile in Venice, Italy.

The Venetian is (along with the adjacent Sands Expo Convention Center and The Palazzo Hotel and Casino Resort) part of the largest five-diamond hotel and resort complex in the world with 4,049 suites, 4,059 hotel rooms, and a 120,000-square-foot (11,000 m2) casino

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St Mark's Campanile (Campanile di San Marco in Italian) is the bell tower of St Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy, located in the square (piazza) of the same name. It is one of the most recognizable symbols of the city.

The tower is 98.6 metres (323 ft) tall, and stands alone in a corner of St Mark's Square, near the front of the basilica. It has a simple form, the bulk of which is a fluted brick square shaft, 12 metres (39 ft) wide on each side and 50 metres (160 ft) tall, above which is a loggia surrounding the belfry, housing five bells. The belfry is topped by a cube, alternate faces of which show the Lion of St. Mark and the female representation of Venice (la Giustizia: Justice). The tower is capped by a pyramidal spire, at the top of which sits a golden weathervane in the form of the archangel Gabriel. The campanile reached its present form in 1514. The current tower was reconstructed in its present form in 1912 after the collapse of 1902.

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Where is original located?: Venice, Italy

Where is this replica located?: Las Vesas, NV

Who created the original?: unknown

Internet Link about Original: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Mark's_Campanile

Year Original was Created (approx. ok): 1514

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