It's not an optical illusion: the MSG Sphere is mind-blowingly real

Anyone driving through Las Vegas this week may have thought aliens had landed. Looking like a spaceship against the skyline, the giant MSG Sphere was turned on for the first time, offering a show featuring roving eyeballs, spiralling galaxies, US flags and.. er.. Halloween pumpkins. You name it, it was in there.

The 366-foot-tall concert venue is being billed as the world's largest spherical structure. It doesn't open for events until September, but the exterior LED screen was turned on for 4 July celebrations, and it looks like this could become one for our pick of the best buildings to visit – if you like truly gaudy experiences.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.