With an estimated cost of $7.5 billion, City Center, owned by MGM Mirage, is the largest privately funded project in the country. Construction is in full swing on the 76-acre parcel of land located between the Monte Carlo and Bellagio casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. Several buildings are brought together in one complex designed by some of the nation's leading architectural firms. It will house 2700 private residences, two 400-room nongambling hotels, a 60-story 4000-room casino, and 470,000 square feet of retail and entertainment space. The project is also following the strict guidelines set forth by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

The City Center in Las Vegas will employ 7000 workers during the peak of construction, who will place 775 cubic yards of concrete each day. Working on a nine-day cycle, the tower building houses 100,000-squarefoot floors.
The City Center in Las Vegas will employ 7000 workers during the peak of construction, who will place 775 cubic yards of concrete each day. Working on a nine-day cycle, the tower building houses 100,000-squarefoot floors.

Las Vegas is a city that loves concrete. Nearly every casino on the Strip is built with structurally reinforced concrete. City Center is no exception. Approximately 1 million cubic yards of concrete will be used on the project—enough to build a 4-foot-wide sidewalk from Las Vegas to New York City and back. Using an efficient table forms system made by Aluma Craft, the 7000 construction workers during its peak construction period are placing 775 cubic yards of concrete each day, completing 100,000-square-foot floors in the tower building on a nine-day cycle.

The complex is scheduled to open in November 2009. Once open, the center will provide an additional 12,000 permanent jobs to residents.

Project Participants

  • Owner: MGM Mirage
  • Executive architect: Gensler
  • Construction management: Tishman Construction
  • General contractor: Perini Building Co.
  • Ready-mix concrete: Rinker Forming systems: Aluma Systems