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Though designed by different architects and possessing their own personalities, CityCenter’s buildings share a sleek sensibility — and a shininess. The largest structure in the 18-million-square-foot development is ARIA Resort & Casino, consisting of two curved high-rise towers that glimmer in the Las Vegas sun. Vdara Hotel and Casino’s curled style is similar, but shorter. Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas’s straight-lined tower is 47 stories high and built of glass and steel. CityCenter’s residential Veer Towers live up to their name — the two buildings lean to opposite sides. But the most distinctive piece of the CityCenter collection is Crystals — the upscale shopping mall. The jagged structure is made up of jutting angular pieces — bringing a playful and thoroughly contemporary look to the much-anticipated development.
CityCenter was developed by an incomparable group of architects who came together with the energy, foresight, talent and vision in a project that was the first of its kind.
ARIA Resort & Casino was shaped by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects; Helmut Jahn led the effort on Veer Towers; RV Architecture, LLC, led by Rafael Vinoly, oversaw Vdara; Kohn Pedersen Fox led the way for Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas; Studio Daniel Libeskind crafted Crystals shopping pavilion with interiors by David Rockwell and his Rockwell Group. MGM Resorts International retained Gensler, the largest architectural firm in the world, to oversee the projects of seven architects, three architects of record, 90 interior designers and hundreds of consultants.
Each incredible steel-and-glass architectural structure complements the others and combined they create a truly mesmerizing showcase of modern design.