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Green Henderson building built on booze

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About 500,000 beer and wine bottles were used in the construction of Morrow Royal Pavilion in Henderson.  (Armando Navarro/FOX5) About 500,000 beer and wine bottles were used in the construction of Morrow Royal Pavilion in Henderson. (Armando Navarro/FOX5)
HENDERSON, NV (FOX5) -

Twinkles of light shine from small speckles of glass in the walls of a Henderson building, which is made almost entirely of recycled material.

About 500,000 old beer and wine bottles from the Las Vegas Strip were used in the construction of the building located at 1188 Center Point Drive.

The building also uses Green Stone, which is a by-product from coal power plants.

Scott McCombs, the man who built the unique 30,000-square-foot structure, said the building is used as a manufacturing facility for his company, Realm of Design.

McCombs' wife, Cindy, said they don't live in the building, even though Scott would like to. She also said Scott would never stop working if they called it home.

McCombs named the building Morrow Royal Pavilion, which, he believes, is the largest of its kind in the world.

"We've notified the Guinness Book of World Records and they haven't found any bigger," Scott McCombs said.

The beer and wine bottles all came from one weekend at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, which, McCombs said, was about 400,000 cubic yards of landfill waste.

He says a conservative estimate puts the half million bottles at a value of about $26 million in alcohol sales from one weekend. McCombs got the glass free from the casino but had to buy a $50,000 glass crusher to break the bottles down.

The design of the building was inspired by Swarkestone Hall Pavilion in England, which is where the Rolling Stones shot a famous album cover.

The green building was featured on many national shows such as "This New House" and "Real Green TV". The structure is also going to be featured in a show on HGTV.

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