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A close-up look at Las Vegas’ CityCenter

A section of the dining room at the Union Restaurant & Lounge at Aria Resort & Casino, which is located in Las Vegas’ new CityCenter complex on the Strip. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
A detail of the cords in the light fixtures at Lemongrass, a Thai restaurant at Aria. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
The entry to the Sky Suites at Aria features a wall of metal pipes. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Decorative flooring points gamblers to the high-limit slot machines at Aria Resort & Casino. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
A detail of metal playing cards that make up the wall of the poker room in Aria’s casino. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
The mirrored cactus garden maze on the Promenade Level at Aria. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
The artwork “Feeling Material XXVIII” (2007) by Antony Gormley is suspended from the ceiling in the Promenade Level at Aria. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
The decorated main dining room ceiling in the American Fish restaurant at Aria. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
An interior detail at Blossom, a Chinese restaurant at Aria Resort & Casino. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Fiber-optic lights -- designed by Lewis, Tsurumaki, Lewis -- hang from the ceiling of the Buffet at Aria. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
An architectural detail on the ceiling at Aria’s entrance. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
A detail of a light fixture in a retail area of Aria Resort & Casino. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
The decor matches the theme at the Roasted Bean coffee bar at Aria. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Nancy Rubins’ “Big Edge” sculpture greets visitors to Vdara Las Vegas, which is located in the new CityCenter complex. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
“Silver River,” Maya Lin’s sculpture of the Colorado River, is a feature of the reception lobby at Aria.  (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
By day, the Vdara restaurant Silk Road is a quiet spot to grab a breakfast croissant; by night, it’s a sleek nightclub. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
A section of “Day for Night, Night for Day” and some hanging lamps, designed by Peter Wegner, decorate Vdara’s elevator lobby. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Henry Moore‘s sculpture “Reclining Connected Forms, 1969-1974" is located in the Park between Aria and the Crystals shopping complex.  (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
“Typewriter Eraser, Scale X” (1998-1999) by Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen has been installed outside the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, at the new CityCenter complex. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
An architectural detail at the Crystals complex at the new CityCenter. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
The different shapes and textures add architectural interest to the Crystals complex. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
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