Manhattan Density Comes to Vegas

Construction begins on Las Vegas' new $1.8 billion Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino, a mixed-use high rise towering over 600 feet on the strip.

The development "will one of the first "mixed-use" high-rise developments on the Strip when it opens its doors in 2008. A tower of more than 1,300 luxury condominiums sold out in 120 days, Eichner told a small crowd of real estate brokers at groundbreaking ceremony...

"The sheer 'verticality' of this development as it towers 600 feet above the Strip is more akin to the urban terrain of Manhattan, or other cosmopolitan cities around the world," developer Ian Bruce Eichner said."

Full Story: Las Vegas developer begins work on condo-casino complex


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