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City Center (& the Cosmopolitan) - Las Vegas

Construction on this $11 billion project, the largest privately financed development in the United States, began in June of 2006 (at the same time New Orleans was trying simply to rebuild following Hurricane Katrina....) In spite of safety and construction troubles, labor issues, financial woes and more, much of the project opened in 2009, with several of the buildings achieving LEED certified status. However, the Harmon Hotel may be imploded due to faulty construction.


official site:

Vegas Today and Tomorrow:

Las Vegas Sun


Mandarin Oriental -

Aria Las Vegas -

Veer Towers -

first residents begin to move into Veer

Harmon Hotel -

MGM Resorts targets Harmon Hotel for demolition - Unfinished building tied up in litigation until 2012


Vdara -

Vdara - Curved building creates "death ray"


While not an official part of CIty Center, The Cosmopolitan Hotel looks like it could be


Casinos buck odds (LA Times via Columbus Dispatch)



Ambitious Fine Art Collection Features Groundbreaking Works By International Artists

Including Maya Lin, Jenny Holzer and Nancy Rubins


Art at the Las Vegas City Center (includes links to flick pictures of work)


CityCenter’s crown jewel - Vivid, boat-centric sculpture in roundabout is complete -


UPDATE - October 2011, The Harmon is one step closer to demolition... Vegas Inc: CityCenter seeks to collect evidence at Harmon before implosion


UPDATE - April 2012 - CityCenter called financial ‘black hole’ in lawsuit over stock losses - Vegas Inc:

"....MGM Resorts International shareholders and bondholders have filed an amended class-action lawsuit in hopes of recovering losses from the decline of the Las Vegas company’s stock and bond prices between 2007 and 2009.


Two and a half years ago, stockholders filed six lawsuits after the stock price fell from $99.75 on Oct. 9, 2007, to $1.89 on March 5, 2009. Bondholders sued over similar steep losses..... MORE:


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Taken on December 10, 2010