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Green or Greenwashing
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City Center is the largest privately funded construction project in the history of the United States. The project was started by MGM Mirage and Dubai World. The complex opened on December 16, 2009 and at a pricetag of $8.5 billion, occupies 67 acres of the Las Vegas Strip between Frank Sinatra Drive and Las Vegas Boulevard.
CityCenter says that it provides a blueprint for the future combining a healthy quality of life with a commitment to sustainable design and construction. CityCenter achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, for its innovative approach to site development, preserving indoor environmental quality, water savings, energy efficiency and materials selection.
More than $40 million was spent on outdoor art, including original sculptures and a colorful bouquet of canoes.
“The question regarding whether CityCenter will profitably grow the Las Vegas market, or result in significant profit cannibalization of existing properties, is about to be answered,” Michael Paladino wrote in the report for Fitch Ratings Service cited in the Las Vegas Review Journal (December 2009).
The opening of City Center added 4,500 hotel rooms to the local market. The complex is betting on high-end attractions, including the Crystals shopping center.
NY NY Rollercoaster
$15 per person. Second-time riders can purchase an additional ticket for $7. Both tickets should be purchased at the same time. The All-Day Scream Pass is $26. The “Flight-for-Four” package is available for $70 and includes admission for four as well as two souvenir photos Please call for special group rates.