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beets281
May 31, 2007, 7:33 PM
I know this is a bit old but I thought I would share incase some of you havent see it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E59CbUH_g4

jazfingr
Jun 1, 2007, 1:26 AM
It looks like the Casino Royale has filed an application with the Clark County Planning department to add on a 14,900 sq foot 2 story addition at the back of the building to enlarge the casino and add more storage and offices on 2nd floor.

http://dsnet.co.clark.nv.us/dsnetapps/agendaweb/Data/P0214649.htm

Interesting point is that the addition will take away 37 parking
spaces, but the place will be left with 501 spaces, of which Clark
County says they only need 367.

jazfingr
Jun 1, 2007, 1:33 AM
The RED Dragon (in Chinatown) is rearing its head again and looking for approval http://dsnet.co.clark.nv.us/dsnetapps/agendaweb/Data/P0214110.htm

LMich
Jun 1, 2007, 2:25 AM
I'd never heard of this one. Are there any renderings?

future29
Jun 1, 2007, 3:28 AM
http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/sports/2007/may/31/566643116.html

potential MLS (Major League Soccer) team in Las Vegas with a $500 million retractable roof stadium.

heyyoucharlie
Jun 1, 2007, 4:46 AM
:previous: Wow... that sounds really promising!!! I wonder if the stadium they are talking about is Project Neon Lights??? I still think that would be a great location for any kind of stadium...

I don't even like soccer, but I think a team in Vegas would do really well (attendance wise) with the large Mexican population that exist here...

jazfingr
Jun 1, 2007, 5:13 AM
:previous:

Project Neon Lights is only 70 acres.

heyyoucharlie
Jun 1, 2007, 5:18 AM
Did I miss it in the article then??? Where is the planned $500 million stadium location???

jazfingr
Jun 1, 2007, 5:22 AM
:previous:
:previous:

The only known rendering of the Red Dragon

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/211/524469197_0200a30a89_o.jpg

jazfingr
Jun 1, 2007, 5:23 AM
Did I miss it in the article then??? Where is the planned $500 million stadium location???


They didn't say

heyyoucharlie
Jun 1, 2007, 5:34 AM
I was just really wishing that it was the Project Neon Lights location... I think that would be a really great location for a stadium project!!! In fact, I think the area around it would get a huge boost (including the Arts District)... It would also be awsome to see the Strip and Downtown have some kind of major buffer between them (instead of the old 1950-60's houses)

mdiederi
Jun 1, 2007, 4:19 PM
Story about breaking ground on M Resort. (http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/consumer/2007/jun/01/566664610.html)

Downtown Joe
Jun 1, 2007, 5:51 PM
From the Associated Press (http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/NV_PBL_LAS_VEGAS_NVOL-?SITE=NVCAP&SECTION=STATE&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2007-06-01-13-31-21):

Australia's PBL plans partnership in Las Vegas hotel-casino

By KEN RITTER
Associated Press Writer


Advertisement



LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Australia's biggest gambling and media company will partner with a property developer and a private investment fund to build a new hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

Publishing & Broadcasting Ltd., a firm controlled by Australia's richest man, James Packer, said it formed a joint venture with IDM Properties of Austin, Texas, and York Capital Management of New York to develop a resort that will be called the Crown Las Vegas.

York spokesman Mark Schein on Friday confirmed the partnership, but declined to discuss specifics.

Publishing & Broadcasting announced separately Friday that it sold a 25 percent stake in its PBL Media joint venture to private equity partner CVC Asia Pacific, reducing its stake in PBL Media to 25 percent.

Packer, PBL's executive chairman, said the sale was part of a broader reallocation of capital.

The Las Vegas Strip property would be operated by Crown Limited, a gambling company to be split from Sydney-based Publishing & Broadcasting, subject to approval by shareholders, the company said.

PBL said it paid $22.5 million for a 37.5 percent equity interest in the joint venture company, called LVTI LLC.

The company put the total purchase price at $475 million. It said the joint venture paid $45 million, with the balance due in 2008.

Christopher Milam, of IDM has proposed what would be the tallest building in the world, an 1,888-foot tower, on the former site of a swimming and water park on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip.

He confirmed the partnership in an e-mail with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the newspaper reported Friday. He could not immediately be reached by The Associated Press.

Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairman Dennis Neilander told the Review-Journal that Packer had not yet applied for a casino license.

Publishing & Broadcasting owns and operates two Australia casinos - the Crown Entertainment Complex in Melbourne and Burswood International in Perth.

It also is a partner with Hong Kong-based Melco International Development Ltd. in the Crown Macau casino, which opened in May in the Chinese gambling enclave.

Milam entered an option agreement in June 2006 to pay $450 million to Archon Corp., the owner of the 27-acre former water park.

The site is next to a 24.5-acre site being developed as the Fontainebleau-Las Vegas, a 3,889-room casino, hotel, condominium and spa resort tower due to open in late 2009. PBL recently announced it was acquiring a 20 percent stake in that project.

cosmo2k8
Jun 2, 2007, 2:40 PM
http://www.lvrj.com/business/7804002.html

Deal could lead to Elvis-themed casino

By ARNOLD M. KNIGHTLY
REVIEW-JOURNAL

Elvis Presley could be making a return to the Strip.

New York-based entertainment group CKX, which controls the late singer's image, announced Friday it was paying $100 million for a 50 percent stake in FX Luxury Realty, part of a group has a 13 percent stake in Riviera Holdings Corp. and a separate investment in 18 acres on the Strip.

CKX owns licensing rights to the names and images of Presley and Muhammad Ali, and operates Presley's Graceland estate. It also owns rights to "American Idol" and similar programming in other countries.

FX Luxury plans to develop Elvis- and Ali-themed projects in Las Vegas, according to a CKX statement.

"We have come to realize that there is substantial opportunity to capitalize on the Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali assets in real estate and location-based attractions," CKX Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert Sillerman said in a statement.

The announcement was part of a larger move by CKX to take the company private in a deal that would give shareholders $1.33 billion cash and a stake in FX Luxury in exchange for their shares.

The deal involves Sillerman and CKX director Simon Fuller, creator of "American Idol."

Sillerman is part of the investment group Riv Acquisition Holdings, which has been trying to buy Riviera Holdings Corp.

Riv Acquisition made a $34 per share offer on May 16, following earlier offers of $27 per share and $17 per share.

Riviera Holdings is still reviewing the group's latestoffer.

If the buyout succeeds, Presley- and Ali-themed attractions could be part of the Riviera redevelopment on the Strip, someone familiar with CKX and FX Luxury said.

FX Luxury indirectly owns 50 percent of 18 contiguous acres of land on the southeast corner of Harmon Avenue and the Strip across from CityCenter.

The group has entered a binding agreement to acquire the remaining 50 percent for $180 million.

FX Luxury plans to pursue a mixed-use hotel-condominium-casino on the property. The land is now occupied by the Harley Davidson Cafe, Travelodge motel, and shops.

FX Luxury representatives could not be reached for comment Friday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Cheers,
Kevin
:cheers:

mdiederi
Jun 2, 2007, 5:14 PM
I think the most interesting part of that announcement is what might happen to the land across from CityCenter on Harmon. An Elvis themed property over there will compete directly with the new Elvis stage show planned for CityCenter.

As for the Riviera:
Riviera Holdings is still reviewing the group's latest offer.
Riviera Holdings Corp doesn't like Riv Acquisition Holdings. Not only are they reviewing the offer, but they are actually suing Riv Acquisition Holdings to go away:
http://www.lvbusinesspress.com/articles/2007/05/30/news/news_update/doc465e029409f04588187445.txt
Riviera Holdings asked a judge to rule that the company can bar the investor group from tendering another offer until Dec. 22, 2008

mdiederi
Jun 3, 2007, 6:56 AM
Been meaning to get this shot, and finally did tonight, of Streamline from the south with the Hacienda Vaquero lights turned on.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/mdiederi/buildings/StreHos.jpg

Looking the other direction from the same location.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/mdiederi/buildings/DT.jpg

And World Market Center just as the sky turned.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/mdiederi/buildings/WMC4.jpg

CHAPINM1
Jun 4, 2007, 7:34 AM
The World Jewelry Center will be located downtown right? Also, isn't it supposed to break ground next spring? Just courious,thanks in advance... ;)

ScottG
Jun 4, 2007, 10:57 PM
vegastripping.com has a review of planet hollywood...basically the casino is nice, everything else needs work or is getting work...


i thought tho, it would be interesting to see why the designers decided to repaint the tower. well, duh, because blue paint was ugly...no FUGLY, but i wonder what the designers were working towards with the blue paint and how/ why they decided last minute to change it. the reviewer at vegastripping.com call PR at PH a couple of times to see if the pool is getting renovated (they didnt think so) and when the rooms will be complete. would PR at PH now the above question?

also PH now has their sign up, well sorta, its only bare bones, but it seems abit narrower and shorter than i would think it would be.....

VA_Gentleman
Jun 5, 2007, 12:08 AM
Edit: Double post

VA_Gentleman
Jun 5, 2007, 12:10 AM
Been meaning to get this shot, and finally did tonight, of Streamline from the south with the Hacienda Vaquero lights turned on.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/mdiederi/buildings/StreHos.jpg


The Streamline seems like an odd name for this squat, blocky building. Not that I don't like it, it just seems to be pushing it.

MsuMix
Jun 5, 2007, 4:29 AM
I hear from a good source that the entire palace station property is up for redevelopment: New Sports Arena, hopefully for a pro baseball team, 7 condo towers around the arena, and a casino. You heard it here first!

Dale
Jun 5, 2007, 4:41 AM
Do you mean basketball ? 'Arena' sounds like a place to play basketball.

heyyoucharlie
Jun 5, 2007, 6:17 AM
I hear from a good source that the entire palace station property is up for redevelopment: New Sports Arena, hopefully for a pro baseball team, 7 condo towers around the arena, and a casino. You heard it here first!

Would that extend all the way down rancho/industrial to the old Scandia property??? :shrug:

If this happens, and other proposed projects follow through, in 2025 driving down the stretch of I-15 from 215 to 95 will be like a canyon of tall skyscrapers!!! :banana:

mdiederi
Jun 5, 2007, 6:51 AM
It was reported in a SEC filing a few months ago that Station Casinos and a partner had acquired all the land along the freeway from Palace Station all the way down to Desert Inn and west a few blocks, and that it would be a major mixed use development in the future. But there were no details at that time.

So yeah, that's the first I heard of an arena over there.

I wonder if they are confused with the Neon Lights development on the other side of the freeway? That has an arena in it's plans and a bunch of condo towers and was on the city planning agenda just last week.

I doubt Station Casinos will announce any new projects until after their privitization is finalized, though they did just apply for early grading on their Durango site.

BrianFey
Jun 6, 2007, 2:28 AM
MSUMIX, I hope you own stock in your company, I just got in a few months ago, and its up almost 50%. You guys are on fire! Any word if you'll be building the Fountainbleau project? Or working on the property at the New Frontier site? You guys seem to own that town. I still don't understand how or why your president Ron Tutor, also runs another whole seperate private company. How, Why, do you run 2 companies at once that do the same thing and compete against each other?

mdiederi
Jun 6, 2007, 5:54 PM
Rendering showing the Palazzo condo tower.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/mdiederi/buildings/Palazzo/Picture2.png

Bender13
Jun 6, 2007, 6:54 PM
Nice find mdiederi. While the design of the condo tower is nothing spectacular to me, it does fit in with with the whole Palazzo/Venetian complex better than I thought. When they first announced that the Condo would be a modern glass and steel tower, I was picturing something very different that would really clash with its neighbors, but they seemed to have blended it pretty well.

I do love how newer developments on the Strip are being built right up close to the road. It'l give the Strip a much more denser urban look.

justdefended
Jun 6, 2007, 8:41 PM
Rendering showing the Palazzo condo tower.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/mdiederi/buildings/Palazzo/Picture2.png

They did a nice job fitting the condo tower in with the overall project. And that tower will have amazing views thanks to Sands controlling direct North and South areas with low rise buildings.

Patrick
Jun 7, 2007, 9:20 AM
Its ok, not really surpriseing, I was pictureing a more modern tower. The Palazzo was never really on my favorites.

The Windows are too god damn big.

Red UM Rebel
Jun 7, 2007, 1:23 PM
The creativity that has gone into projects like CityCenter and Encore/Wynn is definately lacking here, but I still can't wait to see it.

hotdog
Jun 7, 2007, 8:48 PM
http://www.cpnonline.com/cpn/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003596040

This is nothing new, but I guess now the Las Palmas project has bought the land, so I guess it is closer to being a reality.

mdiederi
Jun 8, 2007, 3:55 AM
Sounds like they're gonna start the construction on that hotel pretty soon if they want to open it in 2009. It will be interesting to see how luxury non-gaming hotels do here, especially off the strip.

ebatcave
Jun 8, 2007, 5:43 AM
LAS VEGAS, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Fontainebleau Resorts, LLC today
announced it has closed on more than $4 billion of financing that will
fully fund its development of Fontainebleau Las Vegas, expansive renovation
of Fontainebleau Miami Beach and repayment of existing debt...

In February 2007 the company began construction of Fontainebleau Las
Vegas, a spectacular $2.9 billion, 63-story, 3,889-room resort,
condo-hotel, casino and entertainment destination on the Las Vegas Strip,
anticipated to open in fall 2009. Fontainebleau Las Vegas will feature
dramatically high ceilings, signature restaurants, 60,000-square-foot spa,
3,200-seat performing arts theater, trendsetting retail, state-of-the-art
meeting space and the world's largest rooftop pool and club scene with
incredible views directly down the Las Vegas Strip. The project encompasses
25 acres and features two dynamic entrance lobbies, one for drive-in guests
off the Strip and one conveniently situated at Paradise Road near Las Vegas
Convention Center.

TheOldMan
Jun 8, 2007, 6:15 AM
^^^^^ thats good news. i wonder if they are going to release an official rendering anytime soon.

mdiederi
Jun 8, 2007, 1:58 PM
There is no Paradise Road entrance in the plans, but there is one on Riviera Boulevard.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/mdiederi/buildings/renders/2mn3why.jpg

BruceH
Jun 8, 2007, 4:37 PM
^^^^^ thats good news. i wonder if they are going to release an official rendering of anytime soon. Today's Las Vegas Review Journal printed version shows the official rendering for the Fontainebleau Resort Las Vegas (http://www.luxuryrealtygroup.com/fontainebleau-resort.html) and it's incredible. Trying to get the photo as it is not showing on the RJ online version for the article.

gmcclenon
Jun 8, 2007, 10:03 PM
What??? Dang it. I was just there this morning. I could have grabbed a newspaper in the airport. Scan it and post it pretty please. Can't wait to see it.

BruceH
Jun 9, 2007, 7:17 PM
Here's the rendering for the Las Vegas Fontainebleau Resort (http://www.luxuryrealtygroup.com/fontainebleau-resort.html). For the past 24 hours, Fontainebleau has been undergoing its foundation cement pour. I will post photos later to show its progress. Steel is now rising for the future convention center and parking garage. This is an incredible design and it's no surprise why it has been kept under wraps.

Fontainebleau Resort - Published in Las Vegas Review Journal
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/4930/fontainebleaurendering0fi8.jpg

future29
Jun 9, 2007, 7:49 PM
kinda looks like Staples Center in LA with a big tower next to it.

BruceH
Jun 9, 2007, 7:53 PM
Here are two photos of the Las Vegas Fontainebleau Resort (http://www.luxuryrealtygroup.com/fontainebleau-resort.html) construction progress and foundation cement pour today. These were shot from the top of Sky Las Vegas luxury condo tower (http://www.luxuryrealtygroup.com/sky-las-vegas.html) which is now open with more residents than I expected to be living in it.

Fontainebleau overall construction site

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/3811/fontainbleau062007wmwn6.jpg

Fontainebleau foundation cement pour

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/3171/fontainebleaupour062007qu4.jpg

CHAPINM1
Jun 9, 2007, 8:11 PM
Finally the rendering! It's Sharp, impressive, I love it!!! Thanks for all your contributions on this BruceH, please keep those pictures and updates comin! ;)

BTW, the top of Sky would be the pefect place for a webcam to monitor the progress...

beets281
Jun 10, 2007, 3:39 AM
Hey guys thought I would show some updates on some of the smaller projects. Enjoy!

http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/2590/1silvertonio7.jpg
Silverton expansion broke ground and the road realignment is complete.
http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/8256/2grandviewmp3.jpg
Grandview Las Vegas
http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/4414/3grandview2ut8.jpg

http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/3246/4grandview4ok3.jpg

http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/8839/5grandview3ke5.jpg

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/1894/6bocaraton2qa6.jpg
Boca Raton
http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/838/7bocaratonyy4.jpg

http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/4013/8manhattan6md3.jpg
Manhattan Condos
http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/2412/10manhattan2jf5.jpg

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/3204/9manhattanxc9.jpg

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/8297/11manhattan3pp0.jpg

http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/7834/12manhattan4eb9.jpg

http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/9951/13manhattan5zl7.jpg

http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/1535/14loft52uv5.jpg
Loft 5
http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/2528/15loft5fy7.jpg

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/78/16l5km5.jpg
L5
http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/1592/17onelasvegaspf4.jpg
One Las Vegas
http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/7457/18tahitivillagenr0.jpg
Tahiti Village
http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/258/19tahitivillage2nr3.jpg

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/1689/21townsquare2fp6.jpg
Town Square
http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/4636/22townsquare3ce0.jpg

http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/8867/23townsquare4db5.jpg

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/4994/24townsquare5ix9.jpg

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/6488/20townsquareze5.jpg

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/4653/25vegasgrandcx6.jpg
Vegas Grand
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/7875/26downtownfl7.jpg
Downtown!
:upload_71700:

LMich
Jun 10, 2007, 5:36 AM
Great photos! Though, those structures you have labled as "Vegas Grand" at the beginning are actually the Grandview Las Vegas. Vegas Grand is an entirely different project.

hotdog
Jun 11, 2007, 3:04 AM
This article is estimating the cost of the Plaza at $6-8 billion. I wonder if that is due to escalating costs or due to the size of the project they have planned.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a5Iv9pOvoY1I&refer=home

DMaldon762
Jun 11, 2007, 3:27 AM
I hate to veer away from the subject of Las Vegas but.....The last episode of Soprano's SUCKED!!!!!!! I don't believe they ended the show that way. Oh well...here comes the movie.

mdiederi
Jun 11, 2007, 4:00 AM
Thanks for the photos Beets, shows some of the new residential density that we'll be seeing a lot more of in the future in other parts of the valley. Not sure of some of the designs. I thought Loft 5 was going to be more interesting (http://www.vegastodayandtomorrow.com/images/L5_Exterior%20.jpg) than that, but now it just looks like a warehouse.

That Plaza sure is starting to get expensive, originally they said only $5 Billion, but now they're saying it might go up another $3 billion? They better have something good planned.

Red UM Rebel
Jun 11, 2007, 4:31 AM
That Plaza sure is starting to get expensive, originally they said only $5 Billion, but now they're saying it might go up another $3 billion? They better have something good planned.

Where do you find 3 billion?

lfc4life
Jun 11, 2007, 10:58 AM
This article is estimating the cost of the Plaza at $6-8 billion. I wonder if that is due to escalating costs or due to the size of the project they have planned.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a5Iv9pOvoY1I&refer=home

$6-8 billion???? thats the cost of city center and twice the cost of echelon!!! what are they gonna build on the relatively small site; a tower made of pure solid 24 karat gold :haha:

Red UM Rebel
Jun 11, 2007, 1:43 PM
^^^

Are there any renderings yet?

Part of the cost might be due to the rising cost of construction. After Hurricane Katrina and Rita the construction cost across the country have skyrocketed. At the Southern Gaming Conference a couple of weeks ago a person building a casino on the Coast said that construction costs have gone up 72% since 2005 and that was across the board, not just for the coastal region.

Complex01
Jun 11, 2007, 1:50 PM
Those pics of "smaller projects" are nice, i would live in something like that...


:yes:

beets281
Jun 11, 2007, 6:57 PM
what are they gonna build on the relatively small site; a tower made of pure solid 24 karat gold
Hopefully we are done seeing buildings with gold exteriors. The Plaza is suppose to be a replica of the original so thankfully no gold. Anyone else notice blue is the new gold? city center, palms place, sky, fontainebleau, panorma, cosmo, almost PH, not to mention a bunch of planned projects. I remember when the only blue building on the strip was imperial palace and thinking that the strip could use more blue...

mdiederi
Jun 11, 2007, 9:27 PM
Echelon
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/mdiederi/buildings/Echelon/Echelon1.jpg
That big pile of light colored dirt is recycled Stardust.

Part of the Fontainebleau is already taller than the base of the Riviera next door.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/mdiederi/buildings/Fontainebleau/Font.jpg

VA_Gentleman
Jun 11, 2007, 11:26 PM
You guys in Vegas have so much construction going on it's silly. I was wondering if the construction companies are mostly local or do they come from out of town. It just seems like the construction companies in Vegas would go bust after the boom slows down.

kenratboy
Jun 11, 2007, 11:53 PM
I want to visit Vegas, but I really need to wait until some of these projects are done!!!

Vegas Grows Up
Jun 12, 2007, 4:22 AM
You guys in Vegas have so much construction going on it's silly. I was wondering if the construction companies are mostly local or do they come from out of town. It just seems like the construction companies in Vegas would go bust after the boom slows down.

This town is always tearing down and rebuilding. By the time The Plaza is done what will be ready to come down? Who knows?!

It's not so much about a wave but more about how this town constantly evolves.

As far as I am concerned this wave has been going on since the 40's :)

JDRCRASH
Jun 12, 2007, 4:33 AM
Man, the West Coast sure is booming!
:banana: :apple: :leek: :cucumber: :tomato:

And I must say, i'm very impressed with the construction boom!
But since i'm one of the millions of Anglenos next door, I have to say that our city may soon have the potential demand and space to out-build you guys.
We ain't seen nothing yet!

The bottom line is that I LOVE Las Vegas!!!
But....L.A. all the way baby!:P

But back to the topic...I noticed on the Diagram that an unusually large amount of buildings are being cancelled lately.
Whats up with that?

NYC2ATX
Jun 12, 2007, 1:18 PM
But back to the topic...I noticed on the Diagram that an unusually large amount of buildings are being cancelled lately.
Whats up with that?

I notice this too, but honestly, alot (not all, but alot) of the projects that get cancelled aren't up to par somewhere, and the way VA Gentleman said the amount of construction is silly....imagine if everything that was proposed actually got built. yikes :no: As far as I'm concerned development in Vegas is on a steady, but not quite overdone pace. What gets filtered out somewhere along the way, obviously gets filtered out for a reason.

beets281
Jun 12, 2007, 4:30 PM
Most of the time those projects are never intended to get off the ground because the owner wants to increase the land value and resell.

Red UM Rebel
Jun 12, 2007, 7:02 PM
Is the Encore building going to have Wynn or Encore on it?

Red UM Rebel
Jun 12, 2007, 7:03 PM
Sorry, posted twice...please delete

Taurus702B
Jun 12, 2007, 7:39 PM
I think it will have Encore on the building. If it said Wynn then the tourists couldn't tell the difference between the two buildings.

beets281
Jun 12, 2007, 9:55 PM
Would be funny if it said Steve.

BrianFey
Jun 13, 2007, 1:44 AM
The plans show Encore on the top of the building. With Steve Wynn, anything is subject to change, even after its done for that matter. But I think Encore will be the name you will see at the top of the new tower.

It looks great, 32 floors down, 28 left to go. The building should be topped off by November.

CHAPINM1
Jun 13, 2007, 3:02 AM
The plans show Encore on the top of the building. With Steve Wynn, anything is subject to change, even after its done for that matter. But I think Encore will be the name you will see at the top of the new tower.

It looks great, 32 floors down, 28 left to go. The building should be topped off by November.

18 left to go

#1vegasfan
Jun 13, 2007, 3:50 AM
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Emery%20Oxley/My%20Documents/My%20Pictures/vegas121506/vegas121506%20019.jpg

mdiederi
Jun 13, 2007, 3:53 AM
The plans show Encore on the top of the building.
Where did you see the plans?

#1vegasfan
Jun 13, 2007, 4:00 AM
http://img264.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vegas121506200kd3.jpg%5D%5BIMG%5Dhttp://img264.imageshack.us/img264/7110/vegas121506200kd3.th.jpg%5B/IMG%5D%5B/URL%5Dlets see if this works

#1vegasfan
Jun 13, 2007, 4:14 AM
trying to figure out how to send pictures


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mdiederi
Jun 13, 2007, 5:17 AM
Edit:

http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/7110/vegas121506200kd3.jpg

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/3779/vegas1215061005kj1.jpg

DracoCaifan
Jun 13, 2007, 7:54 AM
A little bit too big, don't you think?

gudalemandele
Jun 13, 2007, 12:20 PM
What is the difference between Wynn and Encore?

lfc4life
Jun 13, 2007, 1:59 PM
What is the difference between Wynn and Encore?

Encore will be approx 50 feet taller than Wynn but not as wide. Best way to compare Wynn to Encore is probably to compare Mandalay Bay to TheHotel

Red UM Rebel
Jun 13, 2007, 2:05 PM
Can someone post good pictures (if anyone has them) of the Mandalay Bay and TheHotel properties, and also ThePlace condos if anyone has the plan. THanks so much!

gudalemandele
Jun 13, 2007, 3:20 PM
Encore will be approx 50 feet taller than Wynn but not as wide. Best way to compare Wynn to Encore is probably to compare Mandalay Bay to TheHotel

So it's just some more suites/rooms(whatever you call it :), or are there going to be something else too?

heyyoucharlie
Jun 13, 2007, 3:38 PM
Would be funny if it said Steve.

:haha: :tup: I laughed out loud!!! That would be too funny...

Steve Hotel and Casino!!! In the future I would not put this past Mr. Wynn.

mdiederi
Jun 13, 2007, 3:53 PM
http://www.lvrj.com/business/7972387.html

Frontier will close July 15.

I'm gonna miss the mud wrestling.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/mdiederi/buildings/Palazzo/P.jpg

lfc4life
Jun 13, 2007, 3:57 PM
So it's just some more suites/rooms(whatever you call it :), or are there going to be something else too?

Encore will basically be just a second hotel tower of the Wynn with 2,000 extra rooms and suites and a smaller casino than its big sister; approx 75,000 sq.ft as opposed to Wynn's 110,000 sq.ft. casino.

Nothing special (attraction wise) has been mentioned but with Steve Wynn you never know :cheers:

heyyoucharlie
Jun 13, 2007, 3:57 PM
I think Gilley's is the only reason the New Frontier is still standing...(it's the only reason why I have ever gone there). And, yes I will also miss the Mud wrestling, but more so, the topless slowmotion bull ridding. :yes:

lfc4life
Jun 13, 2007, 4:04 PM
ah gilley's what a legendary spot :)

I bet the Plaza will try to incorporate it somewhere into the new design...... ok i am kidding but it would be cool if they did; classy and not so classy all in one.

lfc4life
Jun 13, 2007, 4:08 PM
double post

beets281
Jun 13, 2007, 4:36 PM
Can someone post good pictures (if anyone has them) of the Mandalay Bay and TheHotel properties, and also ThePlace condos if anyone has the plan. THanks so much!


Here are some dated pics.

http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/4852/untitledtruecolor01gh0.jpg
During the All-Star weekend
http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/2843/untitledtruecolor02fl2.jpg
So old that it still says Mandalay Bay instead of Thehotel
http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/8072/mandalaybayheu1.jpg

Red UM Rebel
Jun 13, 2007, 6:18 PM
Thanks so much beets!


I was not on the forum when the Mandalay Bay was going up, but I see all the time people complaining about Trump's Towers being gold. Is/Was there any animosity towards this casino having the gold glass?

Patrick
Jun 13, 2007, 7:10 PM
They Changed it back to Mandalay Bay instead of THEhotel?

beets281
Jun 13, 2007, 10:46 PM
They Changed it back to Mandalay Bay instead of THEhotel?

Nah its an old picture. originally THEhotel was just had the Mandalay Bay sign.

As for the gold comment when the Mandalay Bay tower was finished the gold was nice, only building on the strip with the gold glass and made it unique. THEhotel kinda made it a gold mess and if THEplace (horrible idea for a name) is built with the gold glass exterior it will be a gold nightmare in that area. MGM Signature also put up the gold with three towers. So when the plans for two 60 story to be built with gold glass you can see why people frowned upon it.

jazfingr
Jun 13, 2007, 10:48 PM
That's just an old picture.

We didn't like gold then and we don't like is now. Gold is tacky and cheap looking. There are those who do like gold, but I think us gold haters are a majority.

For the newbys here, welcome :D . Most of your questions can be self answered by visiting VegasTodayAndTomorrow.com (http://www.vegastodayandtomorrow.com/)

mdiederi
Jun 14, 2007, 2:03 AM
Just a random density shot
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/mdiederi/buildings/Tdense.jpg

The_Analyst
Jun 14, 2007, 2:36 AM
:haha: :tup: I laughed out loud!!! That would be too funny...

Steve Hotel and Casino!!! In the future I would not put this past Mr. Wynn.

From the correct angle you would see Steve on one tower and Wynn on the other. That WOULD be funny! Of course then Trump would have to put DONALD on the top of his second tower.

LMich
Jun 14, 2007, 2:40 AM
That's just an old picture.

We didn't like gold then and we don't like is now. Gold is tacky and cheap looking. There are those who do like gold, but I think us gold haters are a majority.

For the newbys here, welcome :D . Most of your questions can be self answered by visiting VegasTodayAndTomorrow.com (http://www.vegastodayandtomorrow.com/)

A shameless plug, but one I love. :) I visit your site often. It's great and keeps me update. BTW, I saw something incorrect on the site and emailed you, but never got a reply back. It was concerning the Boca Raton, a complex you had listed at 12 stories and 146 feet, but in its built form appears no such thing.

jazfingr
Jun 14, 2007, 4:02 AM
A shameless plug, but one I love. :) I visit your site often. It's great and keeps me update. BTW, I saw something incorrect on the site and emailed you, but never got a reply back. It was concerning the Boca Raton, a complex you had listed at 12 stories and 146 feet, but in its built form appears no such thing.

Sorry about that, I try to answer them all but some fall through the cracks.
I need to call the VG folks to get a solid answer and then I will fix the issue.

Shamless, maybe...but a good source is a good source (even if I say so myself):rolleyes:

beets281
Jun 14, 2007, 6:31 AM
I counted 8 stories on Boca Raton when I was there last week.

Hey Mark you have any recent shots of One Queensridge Place? I would like to see them if you do.

Red UM Rebel
Jun 14, 2007, 1:30 PM
That's just an old picture.

For the newbys here, welcome :D . Most of your questions can be self answered by visiting VegasTodayAndTomorrow.com (http://www.vegastodayandtomorrow.com/)

I love that site, and it is awesome to meet you. I am from Biloxi, and I wish someone would do a site like your site for Biloxi, although there is not nearly as much going on. The guy I sit next to at work is going to Vegas this weekend and I am really jealous because he doesn't care about what he sees as long as it has boobs and a beer (nothing wrong with that but he could care less about the projects going up)

How long until the extension of the Monarail is completed to the airport or have they even started?

(ps~Jazfingr you could say on the site that the Beau Rivage was built in Biloxi because Steve had to have that name near water and the design would have just been to hard to do in Las Vegas. In Biloxi the water was already there ;) )

Taurus702B
Jun 14, 2007, 2:27 PM
From the correct angle you would see Steve on one tower and Wynn on the other. That WOULD be funny! Of course then Trump would have to put DONALD on the top of his second tower.

I like Wynn's first tower and I like how he named the second Encore. Trump's tower is nice but just like with every other building from him it is called Trump.

heyyoucharlie
Jun 14, 2007, 5:42 PM
Jazfingr - first off, I really enjoy VT&T... :worship:

I noticed on your maps, 2 interchanges that would help traffic quiet a bit (the bridge @ Harmon/Valley View to cross I-15, and the bridge and redesign @ Industrial to MLK that would cross I-15)... Do you have any kind of time table for these projects or are they just pipe dreams???

jazfingr
Jun 14, 2007, 7:36 PM
:previous:

Thanks everyone, for the kind words. :D


Both of those road projects are proposed and the map reflects the actual plans. I suppose funding is the bottleneck at this point. No news on this lately. Does anyone else in here know more details about them?

Also, special thanks to Mdiederi and Beats281 for the fantastic photo contributions which help keep VegasTaT current :worship:

Doing all this from the OC is a challenge, but I plan on moving to Vegas next year (if I can convince myself to tolerate the friggin heat).

Bender13
Jun 14, 2007, 8:09 PM
The MLK/Industrial connector is part of Project Neon, an NDOT project that also includes widening the 15 between Sahara and the spagetti bowl and improving the off ramps, on ramps at Sahara and Charleston, among other things.
http://www.ndotprojectneon.com/
According to their website they are in the middle of the environmental study and construction is expected to begin in 2011. I don't know about the funding though.

Does anyone have information about the alzheimers center? I remember they had a ground breaking like a couple months ago. Is it under construction?

mttbox
Jun 14, 2007, 8:44 PM
hi guys, does any one know if the Plaza will some how connect to the Trump towers?

beets281
Jun 14, 2007, 9:36 PM
I plan on moving to Vegas next year (if I can convince myself to tolerate the friggin heat).

Got in my car today and it said 111 :hahano:
Well I hope that doesnt stop ya.

jazfingr
Jun 14, 2007, 10:30 PM
Are you trying to keep me away?:haha:

jazfingr
Jun 14, 2007, 11:11 PM
Although no palns have yet been released, I assume there will be some sort of connector to help keep the Trumpsters cool and dry on their way to The Plaza. :shrug:

beets281
Jun 15, 2007, 6:30 AM
If they build a monrail between the two, I'm moving out of vegas.