Five degrees. That’s the angles that the two glass 37-story Veer Towers rise from the ground at CityCenter. Architect Helmut Jahn wanted to give the Las Vegas skyline something different when he envisioned the twin towers, something less graphic than the current skyline.
“Until now, the memory of Las Vegas’ skyline was graphic; our goal was to make it architectural,” Jahn said.
While their mark on the Vegas skyline has been seen for months, residents got their first glimpse inside when the condominiums opened yesterday. The 670 condominiums range from studios and one, two and three-bedroom residences to penthouses from 500 to nearly 3,300 square feet. The rooms are meant to be filled with light and tones of white give them an openness. Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase the Las Vegas views. Each has contemporary, European-style features and fixtures. The units start at $348,000.
Residents can swim and sun in an infinity-edge pool located on each rooftop. Look for cabanas, a hot tub and a sun deck. Outdoor hospitality patios and indoor recreation rooms are available for entertaining, private media rooms offer spectacular views, a fitness center with men’s and women’s steam rooms is available for workouts, while the business center takes care of all of your business needs.
On the exterior, the gold-tinted buildings feature random patterning while French lighting designer Yann Kersalé programmed an LED system for the four corners of each tower that at dusk give them a subtle neon glow. Glass façades and fins provide shade from the sun, diverting heat and enhancing circulation of cool air to promote energy-efficient climate control. In the lobby, glass boxes are flooded with light while metal, exposed concrete walls and artwork set the tone.
Sculptor Richard Long uses the earth as his palette and canvas with his works in the Veer Towers lobby. Long created a viscous paint by diluting mud and then carefully applied it to the walls with his hands, resulting in extraordinary images fashioned from purely mundane materials. The two large-scale works, entitled “Circle of Chance” and “Earth,” engulf the west and east walls, respectively. Long transported the mud to Las Vegas from the River Avon, which runs through his hometown of Bristol, England.
For more information on Veer Towers at CityCenter, call 702.590.5999.