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The House of Booze

Welcome to the house of booze... a building made of 500,000 recycled BEER BOTTLES discarded from casinos in Las Vegas.

Pretty creative idea.  When you think about it, Las Vegas is known for its excessive drinking.  So someone got to thinking...what can we do with all the discarded bottles?

One designer specializing in environmental architecture decided to build the world's largest building made completely of recycled beer bottles.

Scott McCombs has created the 30,000 square foot Morrow Royal Pavilion. 

McCombs says he used 500,000 bottles weighing 290,000 pounds that were crushed and formed into a composite material called GreenStone.

Nearly every part of the building, from fireplaces to columns, features a glass component. 

GreenStone acts as a concrete substitute.  It's created from a combination of recycled glass crushed into tiny grains and fly ash.  The concoction is poured into molds and allowed to dry and harden until it becomes a building material.

So most of the work done in the building was done by hand.  It took McCombs and his crew more than a year to complete.

The building is now used to manufacture GreenStone for Realm of Design.  It also houses a gym and a storage facility. 

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