Downtown Project offers tours of Tony Hsieh's penthouse condo

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Downtown Project offers tours of Tony Hsieh's penthouse condo

By Stacey Gualandi. CREATED Jan 30, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Container Park. The Life is Beautiful Festival. The opening of Zappos new headquarters at the old City Hall.

These are just a few of the big ideas transforming downtown Las Vegas, thanks to the $350 million Downtown Project and its fearless leader Tony Hsieh.

Now in an effort to be transparent about all of its community-focused changes, there are daily tours in none other than ground zero: Hsieh's 23rd floor condo in the Ogden.

It's three units converted into one huge space with neon walls, scooters, a screening room and a sky-high view of downtown's makeover.

One room Hsieh calls the "jungle room."  Every plant in there is real except the ones on the ceiling because they didn't know how to water them. 

"It's definitely a wow feature for us to take everyone on a tour of his living room," said the Pixie of Positivity, Downtown Project tour guide Heidy Stamper. 

You'll learn the Downtown Project motto: Collisions, co-learning and connectedness. 

And how some of the millions were recently spent on education like the newly opened 9th Bridge School and new business, like the Inspired Theater and a wellness center.

There's also Hsieh's infamous post-it wall of ideas. 

It's all a chance to be a part of the community and to ask one important question: Does Tony water his own plants? The answer is no.  

There are some new projects in the pipeline: A new grocery store, a retail space called Johnny Carson and a remodel of Ferguson's motel. 

You can register through the Urban Land Institute.

Stacey Gualandi

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Stacey Gualandi joined the Action News team as a general assignment reporter in July 2013.