LAS VEGAS — MGM Mirage began unveiling its $8.5 billion Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold-certified CityCenter complex today by opening three buildings, according to the Las Vegas Sun.
CityCenter, with residences, hotel towers, gourmet restaurants and an upscale retail and entertainment district, is one of the largest LEED-certified projects to date in the world, the story stated.
MGM Mirage recruited a team of architects and designers to bring its vision to life and asserted a commitment to sustainability with plans to achieve high environmental standards in each of CityCenter''s buildings, the story noted.
According to the story, the "dramatic urban development for the new millennium" includes a 4,000-room hotel-casino, three 400-room boutique hotels, 550,000 square feet of shopping, dining and entertainment venues and 1,650 condo units; the 67-acre plot of land is the same size as Rockefeller Center, SoHo and Times Square combined.
The project, which took 61 months to come to fruition, claimed the lives of six construction workers, the story added.
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