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Silver, Ice, and Bouncy Superheroes: Las Vegas’ CityCenter by the Numbers

The largest chunk of Vegas superdevelopment CityCenter officially opens its doors today–the largest, privately funded project in U.S. history. It’s truly like nothing else we’ve ever seen. So in the winner-takes-all spirit of Vegas, we thought we’d crunch the numbers when it came to this green behemoth in the desert. Acres: 67 Square feet: 18 million Square feet of glass: 2.7 million Cubic yards of concrete: 1 million

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The largest chunk of Vegas superdevelopment CityCenter officially opens its doors today–the largest, privately funded project in U.S. history. It’s truly like nothing else we’ve ever seen. So in the winner-takes-all spirit of Vegas, we thought we’d crunch the numbers when it came to this green behemoth in the desert.

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Acres: 67

Square feet: 18 million

Square feet of glass: 2.7 million

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Cubic yards of concrete: 1 million

Tons of structural steel: 78,000

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Years from concept to completion: 5

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Employees: 12,000

Jobs created since 2005: 175,000

Cost $8.5 billion

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Share sold to DubaiWorld in 2007: $2.47 billion

Amount spent on artwork: $40 million

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Hotels: 4

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Hotel rooms: 6,291

LEED Gold certifications: 6

Gaming floors: 1

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Floors you must ascend just to reach the lobby of the Mandarin Oriental: 23

Sharp edges of Daniel Libeskind’s Crystals on which you could poke your eye out: At least 10

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Columns of ice slowly melting into a pool of water: 12

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Custom environmental scents detected by a reporter: 2

Pounds of reclaimed silver in Maya Lin’s Silver River sculpture: 3,700

Number of ballrooms named after Vdara architect Rafael Viñoly: 4

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PeopleMover stops: 3

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Canoes, kayaks and rowboats lashed together in Nancy Rubin’s Big Edge: About 200

Mondrian-inspired Paul Smith stores: 1

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Bottles of wine encased in glass walls in the Jean-Georges restaurant: A little under 1,000

Gelaterias designed by Karim Rashid: 1

Superheroes trampolining to Elvis songs in the Cirque du Soleil show Viva Elvis!: 7

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Aria dollars given to  guests to test facilities on the pre-opening “Play Date”: Millions

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Read More: CityCenter’s Architect “Dream Team” Builds the Next Vegas

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Alissa is a design writer for publications like Fast Company, GOOD and Dwell who can most often be found in Los Angeles. She likes to walk, ride the bus, and eat gelato

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