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Photo TR: City Center in Las Vegas Opens!

Postby Twister II » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:21 am

Don't have to much time to post all the pics, but yesterday was the first day the new mega resort in Las Vegas had opened up its sidewalks for the public!

To some, this may seem...minor, but really since this project was suppose to open up in May 2008 - it's a big thing! Over a year and a half delayed, guests can now finally walk up to the buildings and see the atmosphere that will soon become City Center.

Everything was beautiful! Definitely the best 'strip location' in front of a hotel. It was all metal and LED lights. At night, it made a very formal yet modern atmosphere. The only problem I see was that the ground crews were not working yet, so the bridges and sidewalks were becoming quite trashed very quickly.

I will head back soon to get some better pictures as well as interior pictures!

Crystals (Mall) opens Dec. 3rd.
Aria (Hotel/Resort/Casino) opens Dec. 1st or 10th.
Vdara ('') opens Dec. 8th.
Mandrine ('') opens Dec. 16th.

More later!
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Newly opened walkways! Awesome!

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Postby BelizeIt » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:42 am

I've been following the construction of this project for years.
I hope they have a successful launch.

I'll be looking forward to any photo updates you post.

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Postby hyyyper » Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:40 pm

Wow, I never thought they would get this finished in, well, ever. Looking forward to the full (in depth) coverage.

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Postby Jew » Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:31 pm

Are those the correct opening dates? I was under the impression Aria opens Dec 16th. I know that's when I'll be out there!

How far of a walk from the strip to the entrance of Aria is it?

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Postby Mr Stratosphere » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:17 pm

These are the opening dates:

Vdara: December 1st, 2009

Crystals Mall: December 3rd, 2009

Mandarin Oriental: December 6th, 2009

Aria: December 16th, 2009

The Harmon: Late 2010

Also the new City Center Tram (If you remember there used to be a free tram from the Bellagio and the Monte Carlo) will run 24 hours a day. It will have three stops. Monte Carlo, Crystals Mall, and the Bellagio.

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Postby ParkTrips » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:38 pm

^ No more tram on the south end of the strip? Bummer.

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Postby Mr Stratosphere » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:49 pm

^ There still is the free tram from Excalibur to Mandalay Bay.

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Postby Twister II » Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:02 am

Mr Stratosphere wrote:These are the opening dates:

Vdara: December 1st, 2009

Crystals Mall: December 3rd, 2009

Mandarin Oriental: December 6th, 2009

Aria: December 16th, 2009

The Harmon: Late 2010

Also the new City Center Tram (If you remember there used to be a free tram from the Bellagio and the Monte Carlo) will run 24 hours a day. It will have three stops. Monte Carlo, Crystals Mall, and the Bellagio.

John

I heard from a construction worker that it was Mandarin on the 16th and Aria on the 6th.

Some more pictures. Sorry for the bad quality. I dont have a cable/card reader to get pictures onto my computer, so uploading to Facebook is all I got right now!
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LEDs light up the escalators, stairs, and walkways. It gives off a nice soft light!
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A peek inside Crystals. Not sure what that big wooden thing is...looks kind of like an old record player.
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Also, the construction on Harmon and Las Vegas Blvd has finished. I sure hope this makes it easier on the traffic jam that use to be there.
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Planet Hollywood Westgate walls have come down and looks great!

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Postby haiderodes » Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:00 pm

^The LED sign on I-15 has Mandarin on the 4th and Aria on the 16th...just saying.

Oh and Cirque's Viva Elvis previews start the 17th :)
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Postby ebl » Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:48 pm

I'm not too surprised that this project was delayed. It seems like most big projects in Vegas are like that. The Stratosphere is one good example. There were a lot of problems with that one.

But I hope I get to check this out next time I go out there. It does look like well worth seeing.

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