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Old 01-24-2014, 03:19 AM
 
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Hello!

I'm an Aussie (wannabe!) writer trying to write about Vegas from a local's perspective. I've got a Vegas question and would love a local's take on this -

My character is a local working on the Strip. She lives off-strip, within walking distance (east of the Strip), in a high-rise condo. Is it believable that the building she lives in doesn't have security staff working the lobby? And instead just relies on key-passes and the like?

Sorry if this seems like a dumb question.

Also, if such a condo might exist, where abouts would it be? Would really appreciate some help on this!

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Old 01-24-2014, 10:06 AM
 
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All the higher end places will have lobby staff. I don't know about Jockey Club or Polo Towers, but I suspect they do also.

Also, there's not that much right on the strip. Most of the ones near the strip are at least one block back from it.
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:44 PM
 
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In an off-strip condo such as The Martin or the Panorama (west of The Strip), the entrance is in the front lobby. There is almost always someone at the front desk 24/7. There is also an overnight security person at work, also.

People walk to and from The Strip at all hours of the night. One must pass by the front desk to get to the elevator. One needs a key fob to activate the elevator for access to limited certain floors (one's residence or the workout room, for example).

Good luck with your writing. I hope you get to visit a bit.

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Old 01-24-2014, 05:38 PM
 
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Hello!

I'm an Aussie (wannabe!) writer trying to write about Vegas from a local's perspective. I've got a Vegas question and would love a local's take on this -

My character is a local working on the Strip. She lives off-strip, within walking distance (east of the Strip), in a high-rise condo. Is it believable that the building she lives in doesn't have security staff working the lobby? And instead just relies on key-passes and the like?

Sorry if this seems like a dumb question.

Also, if such a condo might exist, where abouts would it be? Would really appreciate some help on this!
Marginally plausible. There are a couple of places within a long walk of the strip to the east specifically the Wimbelton Tennis Club and Marie Antoinette. They both have some level of security in the lobby.

You might do better with the Meridian which is within walking distance and has limited security. The buildings require a fob for access but are actually not very secure. They are fourv floor elevator buildings. Meridian is considered a likely place for pimps and working girls but also appeals to regular strip workers. In fact the guy who did the shooting on the strip which led to the taxicab fire was a Meridian renter.
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Old 01-25-2014, 12:34 PM
 
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I'm self quoting, because this post need some editing and this site lock editing after 30 minutes (IMO a major annoyance, but anyway...)

I misread the original post to mean on strip apartment. So if my post read a bit strange relative to the OP, that's why, sorry.

Also, keep in mind that the dominant form of apartment complex in Vegas is what we'd call out here a garden apartment. The apartment building don't have a central lobby, and the apartment doors are directly accessible from the parking lot or central courtyard/garden. Maybe they have some roaming security, but mostly your security is your front door lock.

In the last boom, there were more midrise/highrise developments built, that have a central lobby. Some of them are lock door, some of the higher end ones have doormen.

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All the higher end places will have lobby staff. I don't know about Jockey Club or Polo Towers, but I suspect they do also.

Also, there's not that much right on the strip. Most of the ones near the strip are at least one block back from it.
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