The MGM City Center will be an upscale urban residential district complete with high end shops, gourmet restaurants, cinemas, parks and unique pedestrian environments. At the rear of the seven tower project will be a 60 story resort hotel and casino featuring two massive curved hotel towers with 4,000 rooms plus an ebony condo hotel tower with 1,543 units. At the north and south ends of the project will be two small boutique hotels including the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Residences, which is expected to draw sophisticated overseas guests, as well as the Harmon Residences which will cater to the elite of the young and hip crowd. The project’s centerpiece will be two glass residential towers and over 500,000 square feet of retail space.
Vdara will be an elegant 50 story luxury condo hotel tower rising from the MGM CityCenter project designed by RV Architecture and Rafael Vinoly. In muted shades of ebony, the Vdara tower will feature 1543 fully furnished condo hotel suites ideally located between the Bellagio and the CityCenter's main gaming resort.
Veer will be residential condos with two distinctive leaning glass towers rising 36 feet and house more than 700 modern loft-like residences. The building's surface will feature horizontal metal blades that slowly change color during the day and that will shade floor-to-ceiling windows from the burning Las Vegas heat.
MGM said their project will create 7,000 construction jobs. And when it opens in 2009, Project City Center will create 12,000 full-time positions - the largest single infusion of jobs in Las Vegas history. Construction is well underway and the project's main casino is already over 12 stories high.
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