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To meet LEED Silver Level Certification requirements, the new Las Vegas City Hall will feature a solar panel rooftop, canopies that shade the pedestrian plaza while acting as photovoltaic “trees,” and glass with integrated shading technology. It's expected to save the city at least $500,000 annually on electricity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2,348 metric tons. Images: Forest City

Construction on the new city hall, which is located just south of the Fremont Street Experience and Golden Nugget Hotel-Casino and near a bus terminal, began in January. This rendering shows what the facility will look like when completed.

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