Touring Las Vegas' New Shining Hope

As the final construction took place, critic James Russell toured the newly-opened CityCenter. With 6,000 new hotel rooms opening in an already tanking market, will CityCenter sink Vegas or become its new star attraction?

Russell writes, "Over two days, I covered a good percentage of this 18 million-square-foot complex spread over 67 acres, dodging ever- shifting construction barriers as workers frantically rush to make the gala-opening deadline of Dec. 16.

CityCenter dwarfs anything built along the Strip and cost about three times as much as the 2005 Wynn Las Vegas.

'World-class architects raise the bar in Las Vegas,' James Murren, the chairman and chief executive officer of MGM Mirage, said in an interview."

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