While in Las Vegas for GlobalShop this March, visitors can find fun, food, respite, and inspiration at this pedestrian-friendly, public space called The Park.
The dining and entertainment district, opened in April, links two MGM Resorts International hotel properties, New York–New York and Monte Carlo, and serves as the gateway to a new 20,000-seat arena. Framed by a lushly landscaped setting with water elements, outdoor dining terraces, and informal performance spaces, the atmosphere recalls the grand promenades, plazas, and squares of the world’s great cities.
Envisioned as a microcosm of the Mojave Desert that surrounds it, The Park features an integrated sustainability program that includes:
- Restaurant corridor built to LEED Gold standards.
- Nearly 75 mature trees were replanted from the original site enhancing the lush environment.
- More than 200 mature trees and 3,000 plants. Natural vegetation such as agave, yucca, Acacias, and Mesquites are native to the desert and drought tolerant.
- Furniture, shade structures, waste bins, tree grates, and building structures manufactured using combinations of pre- and post-consumer recycled steel.
- More than 80% of the waste generated during construction was recycled.
- Asphalt existing on-site has been salvaged, ground and recycled to create new paved surfaces within the development.
- Point-source drippers conserve 72% more than traditional sprinklers.
Other highlights include:
- Casual restaurants and bars with outdoor seating create a colorful patio ambiance. Ranging from fast-casual to mid-level, each offering is a unique-to-market brand or an established favorite.
- Sixteen shade structures double as color-changing art installations. Each weighs between 26,000 and 44,000 lb. and range in height from 55 to 75 feet tall
- More than 1,000 tons and 600 geometric pieces of red meta-quartzite stones locally sourced from Las Vegas Rock’s quarry.
- Signature planters feature windswept, red meta-quartzite walls with inset seating formed by rounded white quartz benches.
- Bliss Dance sculpture stands 40 feet tall and weighs 7,500 lb., with 3,000 colored LED lights. Constructed with stainless steel rods, cable, and mesh.
- Two 8-foot-tall water walls serve as a pathway. Each is 100 feet long. The slanted walls are covered in smooth black beach stones harvested by divers from Indonesian lagoons. Brushed black granite slab from India was fabricated as the cap stones and accents to the water wall.
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