ラスベガスの大規模再開発『シティーセンター』。モンテカルロとべラージオの間にあった商店や駐車場を買収し67エーカーをさら地にし、進められている一大建設プロジェクト。行く度に建設が進んでます。 "CityCenter Las Vegas" construction has been in progress for some years. Every time I visit, I see some progress. They purchased the space between Monte Carlo and Bellagio and demolished stores located in that space. They are constructing several buildings. It is a huge redevelopment project in Las Vegas. 2004年から着想・設計され、2006年着工。総工費は当初70億ドル。現在は、建設費と材料費などの高騰などで90億ドル前後。日本円で一兆円。民間企業のプロジェクトとしては米国史上最大だそう。
スポンサーの民間企業は、MGMグランド、ベラージオ、マンダレイベイなどラスベガスにカジノホテルを９つ持つ MGM Mirage 社と、ドバイの政府系企業 Dubai World 社。
CityCenter commenced in 2004 as a blank canvas 67 acres in size, imagined by a diverse group. It is the largest commercial project in US history. It began with a total cost of 7 billion dollars in 2004. But now 9 billion dollars with increased construction and material cost.
The sponsors are MGM Mirage Corp who has 9 casino hotels in Las Vegas and Dubai World Company.
CityCenter will feature ARIA, a soaring 61-story, 4,004-room gaming resort (opening on 12/16/09); non-gaming luxury hotels including Vdara Hotel and Las Vegas’ first Mandarin Oriental; Veer Towers, the development’s only strictly residential buildings; a Fine Art Collection; and Crystals, a 500,000-square-foot retail and entertainment district. Vdara, Mandarin Oriental and Veer Towers will include approximately 2,400 residences total. Additionally, The Harmon, a luxury 400-room boutique hotel, is slated to open at CityCenter in late 2010. The reservations for hotel rooms and conventions and sales for residences are already being accepted.
A master plan was developed by New York’s Ehrenkrantz, Eckstut and Kuhn (EEK ) Architects for a high-density destination with interesting places and experiences, smooth public circulation and regard for its surroundings.
For Veer Towers, Chicago-based architect Helmut Jahn, was a natural choice. Jahn's signature projects include the headquarters of the European Union in Brussels, Munich's Kempinski Hotel and Sony Center Berlin.
For Vdara Condo Hotel, MGM MIRAGE felt RV Architecture, LLC, led by principal Rafael Viñoly, was ideally suited to design a building that would complement the nearby resort casino properties. Viñoly also designed the Cleveland Museum of Art, Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Carrasco International Airport in Montevideo, Uruguay.
July 13, 2009, in front of "TIX 4 Tonight" discount ticket shop. "CityCenter Las Vegas" is located across the street. I took photos from around here. The discount ticket shop was selling discounted tickets for "Todai Sushi Buffet". If you deduct the fees, it was about $3 discount per person. They had discount tickets for other buffet and restaurants.
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