All that glitters: CityCentre, Las Vegas

CityCenter in all its glory, with the twin towers designed by Murphy/Jahn in the middle, KPF’s Mandarin Oriental to the left and the massive, 4,000-room, Aria Hotel by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects in the background

The developers of Las Vegas’ latest casino resort wanted to give the city something it lacked: an urban core. But the $8bn CityCenter only pretends to be that – in reality it’s just another place to lose a lot of money. Tim Abrahams spins the wheel

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