Architect Daniel Libeskind, designer of part of the new Las Vegas megaproject CityCenter, says now is the right time to be building big and bold projects.
Dec 17, 2009 Der Spiegel
Hey, Las Vegas. Good to see you! Tough break about all those foreclosures... But, hey, I hear you've got a new mega project opening up. That's cool! I bet those other broke cities are super jealous. Yeah, this new project's gonna bring you back to glory, eh? Oh, what's that? What did you just call it? CityCenter? The Capital of the New World? An urban community?
Let me stop you right there.
Dec 16, 2009 By
<em>Los Angeles Times</em> architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne offers a take on Las Vegas' new CityCenter mega project, highlighting the project's faux-urbanism and what in the end is disappointingly conservative architecture.
Dec 15, 2009 Los Angeles Times
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?
Dec 11, 2009 Bloomberg.com
This essay from Places looks at the history of development in Las Vegas and how the city has rapidly changed the Mojave Desert.
Dec 9, 2009 Places
Vegas' CityCenter, designed by a handful of notable architects, may be Vegas' first walkable, urban development, complete with LEED Gold Certification.
Dec 1, 2009 FastCompany
The $8.5 billion CityCenter mega project is set to open next week in Las Vegas. Many say it's likely to be the last major project in the struggling city for years.
Nov 27, 2009 The Philadelphia Inquirer
Developers and locals in Las Vegas are pinning hopes onto the new CityCenter development to bring walkability to the desert city.
Nov 12, 2009 MSNBC
The problems facing urban America can be exemplified by looking at the city of Las Vegas, according to this piece from the Brookings Institution's Mark Muro.
Oct 25, 2009 Citiwire
A community of hundreds of people live beneath the glitz of the Las Vegas Strip in flood control tunnels.
Sep 25, 2009 The Sun