T.B. Penick & Sons, in collaboration with MGM Mirage Design Group and landscape architects, worked to design 480,000 square feet of the 18 million-square-foot CityCenter in Las Vegas. The idea was to create decorative concrete walls of the casino circle and adjoining water displays, as well as the majority of the project's exterior flatwork. The project included 10,000 yards of concrete; 480,000 square feet of flatwork that includes glass-seeded Lithocrete, Bomanite imprint, and integral and gray broom finish concrete; and 10,000 linear feet of pour-in-place walls, formliners, and smooth finish walls. The majority of the work took six months to complete.

The mixed-use complex sits between the Bellagio and Monte Carlo hotels, with nearly a 1/4 mile of Las Vegas Strip frontage. The entire project was completed in December 2009. Jen Miller, project manager for Tishman Construction Corp. of Nevada, the owner's representative, expressed appreciation, remarking, "The quality of the decorative work is something I don't believe Vegas has seen before, especially in public traffic areas."

Designer's Perspective

For CityCenter, T.B. Penick collaborated with the MGM Mirage Design Group, landscape architects and contractor to create the decorative concrete walls of casino circle and adjoining water displays as well as the majority of the project’s exterior flatwork.

Penick installed more than 10,000 yards of concrete, 480,000 square feet of flatwork, which includes glass seeded Lithocrete, Bomanite imprint, and integral and gray broom finish concrete, and 10,000 linear feet of pour-in-place walls, form liner and smooth finish walls, with majority of Penick’s work was completed within six months.

CityCenter officials were impressed with Penick’s work. Jen Miller, project manager for Tishman Construction Corp. of NV, the owner’s representative, expressed appreciation, “For the time, effort, and quality you put into your work here at CityCenter.” She remarked that “the quality of the work is something I don’t believe Vegas has seen before, especially in public traffic areas.”

Biff Sturgess, Senior Associate with the Office of James Burnett, the Executive Landscape Architect on the project, concurred, stating that “Penick’s work is above and beyond the other concrete work on City Center, and that has been noticed by all.”