A Look At The ‘Downtown Project’ That Wants To Bring A Tech Renaissance To Old Las Vegas [TCTV]

You’ve probably heard something about the Downtown Project, the $350 million initiative spearheaded by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh that’s aiming to bring a renaissance of sorts to Downtown Las Vegas, the old city center several miles away from the touristy Strip. But unless you’ve been there and seen it with your own eyes, it’s hard to really grok what’s happening there — the scope of the project is so grand and its aims are pretty ambitious.

So TechCrunch TV headed there in person a little while back to see how things are going and tell a bit of the story in video form. The first part of this published last month in our walking tour with Zach Ware, one of the most prominent people in the Downtown Project movement. And now in the video embedded above, you can get a more comprehensive look at Downtown Vegas of yesteryear and today, and hear Hsieh and other people involved talk about their vision for the area’s future.

Thanks to TCTV’s Steve Long, John Murillo, Ashley Pag├ín, and Felicia Williams for their work in producing and editing this video.