MGM Unveils First Look at Proposed $800 Million Casino at National Harbor

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Illustration courtesy of MGM Resorts International

Illustration courtesy of MGM Resorts International

FORT WASHNGTON, Md. — MGM Resorts International has unveiled the design of a proposed casino near the nation’s capital.

The company provided an update on Wednesday about its bid to develop the facility at National Harbor that will include a high-rise hotel.

Jim Murren, MGM Resort International’s chief executive officer, says the company is taking a sophisticated architectural approach that addresses the area’s significant geographical and cultural history.

The plans outline a hilltop location with panoramic views of the Potomac River and the monuments of Washington. It would be set on a 1,600-foot stepped pedestal, which the company says will be designed to look like a grand and respectful monument.

Two other companies also have applied for the license. The state could designate the winner of the license by the end of the year.

See illustrations of the proposed structure below:

Illustration courtesy of MGM Resorts International

Illustration courtesy of MGM Resorts International

Illustration courtesy of MGM Resorts International

Illustration courtesy of MGM Resorts International

Illustration courtesy of MGM Resorts International

Illustration courtesy of MGM Resorts International

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