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True Blue
Jun 15, 2007, 6:47 AM
I guarantee the Plaza plans to have a walkway from the Trump Towers that would dump right into the Plaza Casino floor. The Trump Towers are a 5-Star Hotel with 2500 rooms full of rich guests. I’m sure the owners of the Plaza have already factored the extra revenue the Trump Towers would bring them. Maybe they should build a gold colored moving sidewalk. :haha:

jazfingr
Jun 15, 2007, 7:27 AM
:previous:

Don't laugh True Blue, It will most probably be a gold and glass bridge with a moving walkway. :yuck:

mttbox
Jun 15, 2007, 7:50 AM
Maybe they should build a gold colored moving sidewalk. :haha:

ha ha, thats funny, but seriously, if I'm Ruffin, I would put that in the negotiation of selling the Frontier to Elad, because Ruffin still own 50% of the Trump tower and to have some kind of connection will only do good to Trump Tower

Red UM Rebel
Jun 15, 2007, 2:33 PM
I just hope that the Plaza is the not gold to match the trump towers (although with the funding for the small property it might actually be sheets of gold) because Las Vegas will just be one big Gold and Blue city. Thank God the Steve (Encore's new name in my book) and the Wynn are the brown color.

LMich
Jun 16, 2007, 12:06 AM
How could it? It's going to be built as a replica or the Plaza in Manhattan. How they could incorporate gold glass into that design would be beyond me.

VegasMatt
Jun 16, 2007, 1:02 AM
Here's a new schematic of Las Vegas Wet.


http://www.lasvegaswet.com/media/images/render_schematic.jpg

Taurus702B
Jun 16, 2007, 2:41 AM
Here's a new schematic of Las Vegas Wet.


http://www.lasvegaswet.com/media/images/render_schematic.jpg

Yay. Finally something for normal people heh. Where is it going to be located?

Taurus702B
Jun 16, 2007, 3:01 AM
I just read on Wikipedia that the Las Vegas Tower has been renammed Crown Las Vegas, I like the new name better heh.

LMich
Jun 16, 2007, 5:40 AM
Las Vegas Tower was always a working name, anyway, I believe. There is a thread in the proposals forum about it with all of the news.

heyyoucharlie
Jun 16, 2007, 6:49 AM
Here's a new schematic of Las Vegas Wet.


http://www.lasvegaswet.com/media/images/render_schematic.jpg


Nice:banana: Is there any news on when construction might actually start??? The city needs this kind of thing, with the loss of Wet-n-wild and Scandia back-to-back!!!

Roasty
Jun 16, 2007, 9:16 PM
Without scrolling back thru all the old posts, what has been shown of this project ?

mdiederi
Jun 16, 2007, 10:04 PM
They have a website. http://www.lasvegaswet.com/

jazfingr
Jun 16, 2007, 10:36 PM
Without scrolling back thru all the old posts, what has been shown of this project ?


I you mean Fontainebleau you can see it here:

http://www.vegastodayandtomorrow.com/fontainebleau.htm

:)

mdiederi
Jun 17, 2007, 2:40 AM
or here http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=460983

mdiederi
Jun 17, 2007, 5:07 PM
http://www.lvrj.com/business/8040372.html
The RJ says that Streamline Tower is topped out, downtown.
Also says that StanHi is poised to break ground real soon.

bluejudad
Jun 17, 2007, 11:14 PM
http://www.lvrj.com/business/8040372.html
The RJ says that Streamline Tower is topped out, downtown.
Also says that StanHi is poised to break ground real soon.

That little villiage area composed of Juhl, Soho, Newport and now Stanhi is going to be something special. There is also talk of something called Factory Lofts across the street from the Stanhi Site (www.stanhi.com/stanhi.html.)

Vegas Grows Up
Jun 18, 2007, 8:11 AM
I have uploaded a new lens on Squidoo that has 10 new pictures of Cosmo as it gobbles up the Jockey Club! I could not believe the noise and that people could stand being out by the pool. Well there were only 2 people actually. I also have uploaded a video of the noise.

See the 10 pictures at my Cosmopolitan Resort Casino (http://www.squidoo.com/cosmopolitanresort/) lens on Squidoo

See the video at my You Tube Channel Cosmo LV (http://www.youtube.com/vegascondoscene) Video

An example of the types of photos I was able to get

http://item.slide.com/r/1/30/i/mf3K1BN_4j8H75a4jKkPXYc_Wh3Y-L4N/

Patrick
Jun 18, 2007, 9:10 AM
Holy Shit! Cosmopolitan just rose out of nowhere. I cant belive the Jockey Club wasnt demolished, seriously, who would want a view of a WALL!?!?!

jazfingr
Jun 18, 2007, 10:01 AM
:previous:

The Jockey Club is owned by over 21,000 people, 400+ rooms X 52 weeks.
The logistics of buying them all would be staggering. You also have to figure in the many NIBBY's that would hold out for more. The cost and time involved would make any developer walk away. :(

jazfingr
Jun 18, 2007, 10:02 AM
:previous:
:previous:

Cool stuff Aaron, thanks for all the work on this :tup:

lfc4life
Jun 18, 2007, 2:38 PM
Cosmo is fairly springing to life :tup:

Any word on when Echelon will break ground?? i guess it must be soon.

williasj
Jun 18, 2007, 8:54 PM
I just heard on the news that Echelon Place officially breaks ground tomorrow.

Red UM Rebel
Jun 18, 2007, 10:48 PM
Hey Vegas Grows Up thanks for the pictures!

Even if the Jockey Club was owned by 100,000 people you would think staring at a wall would be terrible. Also, what will the Cosmo have there? Will people at the Cosmo get a nice view of the wall too?

mdiederi
Jun 18, 2007, 11:32 PM
I just heard on the news that Echelon Place officially breaks ground tomorrow.
Awesome. I shot a picture of the site last week and they already started digging a big hole.

mdiederi
Jun 18, 2007, 11:34 PM
Will people at the Cosmo get a nice view of the wall too?
I think the Cosmo's podium goes all the way up to the top of the Jockey.

jazfingr
Jun 19, 2007, 12:28 AM
I think the Cosmo's podium goes all the way up to the top of the Jockey.

Cosmo's podium does indeed go to the top of Jockey. There will be no windows there. The upper floors will house conference and meeting rooms and the lower floors will be mall and casino. All these floors will have high ceilings.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/224/455769085_0873add2fa_o.jpg

Vegas Grows Up
Jun 19, 2007, 5:53 AM
Jazfingr and I recenetly put together a blog called "30 Billion in 3 Miles but 60 is Possible"

We list all of the current projects and ones that are very likely to begin soon. The number comes to 32 billion between Tropicana to Sahara.

We also give a rough idea what may be coming in near future and that came to another 30 billion or so.

Add 20 billion downtown and you have a possible 80 billion in construction by 2012.

See it at

Las Vegas Strip Construction (http://lasvegashighriseblog.com/aaronauxier/2007/06/17/las-vegas-strip-high-rise-living/)

mdiederi
Jun 20, 2007, 12:15 AM
So it's official, Echelon has started. I heard there are new renders released today that they said hadn't been shown before, but I can't find them on the web yet.
http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/nevada/2007/jun/19/061910044.html

mdiederi
Jun 20, 2007, 1:52 AM
PULSE

AKA Neon

470 FOOT HEIGHT
40 FLOORS
1,500 RESIDENTIAL CONDOMINIUM UNITS
1,600 TIME SHARE DEVELOPMENT UNITS
6,000 HOTEL ROOMS
22,000 SEAT PRIVATE SPORTS ARENA
1,235,000 SQUARE FEET OF COMMERCIAL SPACE
300,000 SQUARE FEET OF NON-RESTRICTED GAMING SPACE

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/mdiederi/buildings/pulse/BirdsEye.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/mdiederi/buildings/pulse/Elevations1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/mdiederi/buildings/pulse/Elevations2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/mdiederi/buildings/pulse/Voltaic.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/mdiederi/buildings/pulse/Dimpled-Copper.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/mdiederi/buildings/pulse/site.jpg

hotdog
Jun 20, 2007, 3:39 AM
I like that Pulse/Neon Lights design. It has elements similar to those seen in Red Rock Casino and the future Crystal Ridge development in the Henderson hillside, all of which blend into the copper colors of the desert.

justdefended
Jun 20, 2007, 6:37 AM
Kerzner and MGM Mirage are in talks for a joint venture casino on the North Strip parcel on Sahara.

Kerzer and MGM will each own 50 percent of the new hotel casino, with MGM providing the land.

Also, the new venture is cooling Kerkorian's decision to purchase Bellagio and CityCenter.

Looks like the solid stock price that revalued MGM's assets and multiple land deals for the North parcel will keep the company's future profits nice and rosy.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118231018214741654.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

cosmo2k8
Jun 20, 2007, 7:06 AM
Thanks justdefended.

This may very well be the third Atlantis project... Atlantis, Las Vegas!

:tup:

Silas
Jun 20, 2007, 2:40 PM
Looks like North Strip is truly in play. I did not think MGM was real about developing CircusCircus area. But it appears they are very serious. Atlantis would be a great fit there. Three to five years out, the area will be looking great.

mdiederi
Jun 20, 2007, 3:39 PM
Here's the full press release from MGM

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MGM MIRAGE AND KERZNER INTERNATIONAL
TO DEVELOP MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR LAS VEGAS RESORT

Las Vegas, Nevada and Paradise Island, Bahamas, June 20, 2007 - MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM) and Kerzner International Holdings Limited (“Kerzner” or “Kerzner International”) announced today that the companies have entered into a letter of intent to form a 50/50 joint venture to develop a multi-billion dollar integrated resort property on the Las Vegas Strip. The parties plan to enter into immediate negotiations with a view to concluding a definitive agreement in the third quarter of 2007.

The new resort will be designed for approximately 40 of the 78 acres of land owned by MGM MIRAGE, located on the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara Avenue. Kerzner will lead the planning and conceptualization of this project. The joint venture is expected to draw upon MGM MIRAGE’s substantial presence and experience in Las Vegas and Kerzner’s experience in developing and operating some of the world’s most recognized and successful destination resorts.

“We see this type of relationship as a major part of our company’s future,” said Terry Lanni, Chairman and CEO of MGM MIRAGE. “Our considerable real estate holdings, combined with our experience and efficiencies in developing major entertainment resort properties, are unmatched. We believe this joint venture could well serve as a model for similar transactions which we think could further enhance shareholder value by accelerating growth and conserving our capital, allowing us to pursue other growth opportunities and/or return excess capital to our shareholders.”

Sol Kerzner, Chairman and CEO of Kerzner International, observed: “We have studied the Las Vegas market for some time and believe this is an outstanding opportunity to create one of the most innovative and exciting destination resorts in the world. We are delighted to join forces with MGM MIRAGE.”

Under the terms of the agreement, MGM MIRAGE will provide the land for the resort and Kerzner International and one of its financial partners will provide cash equity, such that each party owns 50 percent of the project. The land being contributed by MGM MIRAGE is being valued at $20 million per acre. The new integrated resort complex is anticipated to be a multi-billion dollar project and will be financed through equity contributions and third-party debt financing.

The broad conceptual design direction of the new resort has been agreed by the parties and design and planning is expected to take approximately one year to complete. Upon completion of the design phase, both parties anticipate a three year construction period. The as-yet unnamed resort project may utilize existing brands owned by either MGM MIRAGE or Kerzner International, or a new brand will be introduced.

“This is an exciting opportunity for our company,” said Jim Murren, President, CFO and Treasurer of MGM MIRAGE. “This is a prime location in the heart of a rapidly developing area of the Las Vegas Strip. Partnering with a highly respected global resort operator on such a prime piece of Las Vegas real estate will certainly result in a spectacular project. This resort will further enhance the Las Vegas tourist experience and drive incremental visitors to the Strip. This development will further elevate the value of our surrounding land holdings and assets.”

lukemason
Jun 20, 2007, 3:46 PM
Anyone got any new pictures of the Palazzo project/Tower ?

thank you :)

hotdog
Jun 20, 2007, 4:05 PM
Here are some Echelon pictures.

http://starbulletin.com/2007/06/20/business/art3ax.jpg

http://starbulletin.com/2007/06/20/business/art3bx.jpg

mdiederi
Jun 20, 2007, 4:31 PM
Anyone got any new pictures of the Palazzo project/Tower ?

thank you :)
Here's the Palazzo construction thread, it has four pages full of pictures.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=122282

Empire Builder
Jun 20, 2007, 5:01 PM
is that brick on the facade of the main entrance to Echelon? Not sure if i'm digging that - the towers are beautiful if not somewhat "plain" - I'll give this project the benefit of the doubt that the renderings will do no justice to the final completed project.

mdiederi
Jun 20, 2007, 6:07 PM
is that brick on the facade of the main entrance to Echelon? Not sure if i'm digging that -
Probably EIFS :slob:

Fido
Jun 20, 2007, 7:04 PM
I don't like the Strip entrance. There's nothing special, just bricks, it's completely uninspired.
The tower looks good though. BTW, what's the blue thing between the "two wings" of the tower? Is it a waterfall ? Or something which look like a waterfall ? Or completely something else ?

Patrick
Jun 20, 2007, 7:13 PM
I don't like the Strip entrance. There's nothing special, just bricks, it's completely uninspired.
The tower looks good though. BTW, what's the blue thing between the "two wings" of the tower? Is it a waterfall ? Or something which look like a waterfall ? Or completely something else ?

I like the entrace, sleek, modern, sexy. Oh and the Blue thing is the back of the Shang-La, stuck between the ass crack of the two towers, maybe that is a waterfall!? Tha'd be kool.

Other than the Echelon Entrance and possible Waterfall, the project is LAME. An un-inspired ripoff of CityCenter, all that anticipation only to be dissapointed by boring glass boxes.

mdiederi
Jun 20, 2007, 8:45 PM
Although it is a concave shape that pulls your eye toward the center, the over all look of the corner entrance is drab, offish, intimidating and boring, sort of like a business park or a soulless bank building.

True Blue
Jun 20, 2007, 9:48 PM
It’s now official; Kirk Kerkorian will NOT purchase the Bellagio and CityCenter. Too much money to be made on the North end of the strip after the announcement of the joint venture between MGM Mirage and Kerzner International Holdings Inc.

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19334068

philip
Jun 20, 2007, 10:25 PM
After seeing the Echelon rendering the 3rd time, I am really starting to like the design of the Stardust a lot more. I can live with the 2 main towers, but the black and white towers on the left just scream COMMIE-BLOCKS.

Actually, I think this project will become an Eyesore, just like the Aladdin.

nsxdrift_89
Jun 20, 2007, 11:15 PM
The main entrace is actually quite bland, yes. However, it could be easily changed and made much more attractive or, at least, exciting. I know it's simple and it's been done quite often, but just turn it into a vid-wall (similar to the Miracle Mile Shops). It would, at least, create an enticing entrance to the resort and would provide that "wow" feature that it desperately needs, for first timers at least. Also, it would provide the resort with it's Strip signage. No longer would Boyd need to find some area on the Strip frontage to construct a large, uninventive sign, they could just use the vid-screen.

Red UM Rebel
Jun 21, 2007, 12:52 AM
I have to say that I am sad that such a historic casino like Stardust (even though it wasn't an architectural wonder) is lost to this. I believe that CityCenter will be great in its own way, but I really hope the strip doesn't go to flowing glass and unthemed casinos.

It is also good to hear about the possible Atlantis Casino and good job MGM power play to keep its favorite projects. Thanks for this blog too, I am at beach and burned to a crisp so this is a nice distraction.

Vtown420
Jun 21, 2007, 1:23 AM
Echelon - Delano Mondrian

More renderings and description found here: http://www.oppenoffice.com/

http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/9916/delanomondrian4kq3.jpg
http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/2224/delanomondrian3ya8.jpg
http://img487.imageshack.us/img487/2358/delanomondrian2da1.jpg
http://img487.imageshack.us/img487/8541/delanomondrian1qs7.jpg
http://img461.imageshack.us/img461/5895/delanomondrian5ea0.jpg

mdiederi
Jun 21, 2007, 1:54 AM
Wow! Looks like Mondrian is up on stilts or something. Not your normal "commie block".

Patrick
Jun 21, 2007, 2:06 AM
EWW The Delano is FUGLY! Whats with the top!!!??

Actually, I think this project will become an Eyesore, just like the Aladdin.

I have to disagree, I love the tower, makes great chemistry with the Paris Hotel.

hotdog
Jun 21, 2007, 3:20 AM
That Oppenheim website says that their concept won the competition for the Delano/Mondrian design. They have the Delano 400 feet above ground, supported by an LED covered column. That would be cool, but have they replaced such design with the very bland design they released yesterday? Supposedly, the Mondrian is inspired by the 2001 Space Odyssey monolith, but it looks like a 1970s bank tower.

future29
Jun 21, 2007, 3:23 AM
if that is indeed the new Delano Mondarin design i will give this project a B+ instead of the C- that it currently has.

Echelon hotel is still crap in my eyes though. first off, the hotel's side faces the strip, so strip patrons will see the painted white side of the building. not very welcoming. second, the main entrance looks like garbage. are those concrete bricks that it will be made of? bad idea Boyd. this is not inviting at all. needs more glass and a total overhall. Boyd completely missed the boat with this, could have been a lot better designed. strip frontage is important, and basically Echelon has none. a big parking lot, a port cochere, and a concrete brick shopping area which doesnt even have the name of the casino on it.

Superfish
Jun 21, 2007, 3:36 AM
While we will give credit to the new Delano Mondarin design (although remember that CityCenter's preliminary models had a similar hotel in the back on stilts), the frontage is what gets me. No one is going to want to enter the resort if it's not inviting or interesting at the street level. The piller itself won't come close to impressing many who have visited/seen CityCenter first.

The parking lot may hurt them also, if simply to downplay the resort's value and luxury a bit to the uninformed. While they may build residential later, the streetfront parking lot will detract from the hotel itself. Everyone will wonder why all the other new hotels have nice frontage and this one puts a parking lot in front.

LMich
Jun 21, 2007, 10:21 AM
Those are the most recent renderings of the Mondrian and Delano hotels, or the most recently found?

hotdog
Jun 21, 2007, 1:05 PM
(from LMich) Those are the most recent renderings of the Mondrian and Delano hotels, or the most recently found?


I am just guessing that they are the most recently found, and that Oppenheimer used them to win the competition, and then replaced it with something practical. But if they do go ahead with a 400 foot pillar, they should rotate the buildings to place the pillar more towards the center of the property, reducing how much they block views from the main tower, and hiding the parking garage).

Vtown420
Jun 21, 2007, 2:36 PM
I don’t know how new they are but I haven’t seen them before. The Oppenheimer website also has Hard Rock Hotel renders:

http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/8558/hardrock5aq5.jpg
http://img464.imageshack.us/img464/4316/hardrock4qw2.jpg
http://img364.imageshack.us/img364/5466/hardrock3uq1.jpg
http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/2674/hardrock2ne3.jpg
http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/268/hardrockry4.jpg

Vtown420
Jun 21, 2007, 2:48 PM
:previous: I think that might have been cancelled though. I can’t keep track anymore. :shrug:

jazfingr
Jun 21, 2007, 11:19 PM
:previous:

Yes, those are the cancelled Hard Rock renderings (good find though)

As for Echelon Place. I think all the Echelon haters in here will change their tune once the project matures. This is an expensive project with 5-star hotels. They won't be using EIFS on the mall entrance, probably marble or granite. The Delano Mondrian building won't be a typical glass curtain either. I have a feeling this will be a beautiful project.

Naysayers, be prepared to eat your words. :D

TheOldMan
Jun 22, 2007, 2:03 AM
^^^^i hope you are right. with this project, its Fear the Worst, Hope for the Best. hopefully the real thing will be much more appealing then the renderings.

heyyoucharlie
Jun 22, 2007, 7:18 PM
Echelon - Delano Mondrian

More renderings and description found here: http://www.oppenoffice.com/

http://img487.imageshack.us/img487/2358/delanomondrian2da1.jpg


I don't know about the rest of you guys, but that looks awsome... It is different, and in Vegas different usually works great. To see this type of building would be 1 of the few reasons I would have to actually want to go to Echelon!!!

Bender13
Jun 22, 2007, 7:50 PM
:previous: I really like that building too and I hope that's what built and not the two block buildings next to each other like in the other rendering. The only problem I have with that design is that I think it should be flipped so that the LED column is facing the Strip instead of the freeway. But even so that will be a cool looking building.

P.S. Any word or pictures on the progress of the alzheimer center? Anyone?

Vegas Grows Up
Jun 22, 2007, 9:55 PM
Many people have been asking me to provide video. To get started I have filmed and uploaded 50 videos including almost every hotel and high rise under construction as well as land, units and views. These videos are short and to the point. I may consider doing longer videos and/or market reports in future.

See them at my Videos of Las Vegas Strip (http://www.youtube.com/vegascondoscene) page on You Tube.

I took this shot from Mix on June 21st. MGM was throwing a special event for Preferred Agents at CityCenter. (pardon my quick photoshop)
http://item.slide.com/r/1/97/i/gK-hnyPTcD-SCS0vkJisxmCJHDN2W4KE/

ScottG
Jun 24, 2007, 9:06 PM
did no one miss me?

ive been gone in the UK for the past 3 weeks. im amased at how much i missed out on...and how much i missed vegas.

fountaine bleau (will NEVER spell it right) looks like cosmo, i think its too bland.

same with echelon, i dont get the tower, nothing to it. i think that most recent rendering of one of the boutique towers is interesting with the 400 foot tall elevator...put i doubt that would get built, its a waste of space. they could fill that gap with rooms....but it is an interesting concept...i do like city centers version better (any one remember that- some one mentioned it) it was curved instead of two boxes.....

i think i dislike how the two above hotels are rotated to face the north strip. it makes the property off balance, when you look at the towers you are looking at the side of it, not the front. they make no grand appearance.

has anyone seen the planet hollwood sign yet?

before i left i remember it was going up. i havnt driven by it yet.

im so suprised that echelon is already under construction, fountain bleau is already a few stories tall and cosmo has surpassed jocky club, so much has happened. and a *new* "more expensive and better than the rest" hotel is planned for that saharah property. its nice to see that are fastly moving forward on that.

this morning i was watching some public access show (on chanel 2) you know the one where they talk about the city, public transportation etc. well there was a new breif show about the construction in vegas. they had some guy (sadly and embarrassingly) host the show and presented some info onthe strip developments....well it was a failure, they showed the wrong rendering for echelon (showing that domus project by the strat) and when they coveredall the hotels under construction they forgot about cosmo. it was a joke. lots of stuff left out or misled. funny.



you know how when looking down the strip (form the welcome to las vegas sign) you get that famous shot of las vegas blvd. and how trump is right in sight, atop all the buildings, smack in the middle of the road in the distance. great planning and affect on trumps part. BUT im sad to know that tower 2 throws it off. if you look at tower 1 from the sign, youll see that it is slightly off towards the right side of the strip and there is open air to the left right next to it. i looked it up and tower 2 actually is going on the right side of tower 1 there for you will not be able to see tower 1 and 2 along the strip. they will be completly off axis. they show put tower2 on the other side that way it completly fills in the skyline from that point of view...... anyone else know what i mean?

ScottG
Jun 24, 2007, 9:11 PM
ive been meaning to ask, why does everyone think the plaza hotel replacing the fronteir is going to be a 'replica'. my inturpretation of the press release was that they are going to use the standards and reputation of the new york plaza and convert it into a vegas hotel....like fountaine bleau...it is not a replica of the florida hotel.

mdiederi
Jun 25, 2007, 4:19 AM
anyone else know what i mean?
Yeah, I know what you mean. MGM owns the land on that side of Trump and has a parking garage there for the office building behind it. Used to be Mirage's building and was filled with Atlandia designers. Not sure if that's the location for MGM/Mirage design group or what they use it for now.

mdiederi
Jun 25, 2007, 4:22 AM
(pardon my quick photoshop)

LOL, Trump looks like the Veer towers. :haha:

Vegas Grows Up
Jun 25, 2007, 5:53 AM
HAHA! It does! I didnt even see that :)

mttbox
Jun 25, 2007, 7:10 AM
LOL, Trump looks like the Veer towers. :haha:

what da......? was that trump? what happen?

RazzMan
Jun 25, 2007, 11:13 AM
LOL, Trump looks like the Veer towers. :haha:


Why does the photo show two towers for Trump like that...? It looks a mess like that.
That is not what is will look like once complete. I think that's insulting..

Empire Builder
Jun 25, 2007, 12:54 PM
Why does the photo show two towers for Trump like that...? It looks a mess like that.
That is not what is will look like once complete. I think that's insulting..

Relax, it's an edit, and I think a rather good one - everything else blends rather nicely except for the trump building. I love the photo - my girlfriend and I were at Mixx this time last year and have a very similar photo of that view - so that pic has sentimental value for me :yes: absolutely great pic

heyyoucharlie
Jun 25, 2007, 7:21 PM
LOL, Trump looks like the Veer towers. :haha:

That's funny... also, if you look really close at the whole picture, I think you can see the curve of the Earth... WOW;)

heyyoucharlie
Jun 25, 2007, 7:27 PM
Relax, it's an edit, and I think a rather good one - everything else blends rather nicely except for the trump building. I love the photo - my girlfriend and I were at Mixx this time last year and have a very similar photo of that view - so that pic has sentimental value for me :yes: absolutely great pic

While you were at Minxxx did you see Pacman Jones there??? :sly: Was anyone makeing it rain, I hear it happens a lot in that club??? :haha: That area has blown up with new clubs, I think there are 1 or 2 more that are in the planning stages to get built around Wynn Rd...

Vegas Grows Up
Jun 26, 2007, 3:09 AM
The picture has been fixed. Now Trump looks correct. Go see.

There is nothing I can do about the curve of the earth however :)

detmi7mile
Jun 26, 2007, 3:37 AM
cant wait to see vegas in ten years...it looks good now, but its gonna look even better

lukemason
Jun 26, 2007, 10:52 PM
Here's the Palazzo construction thread, it has four pages full of pictures.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=122282

thank you man :)

mdiederi
Jun 27, 2007, 3:14 PM
I added new images to the CityCenter thread.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=109405&page=8

Vegas Grows Up
Jun 27, 2007, 6:38 PM
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Red UM Rebel
Jun 27, 2007, 6:52 PM
Another step by Las Vegas to be the Disney World for adults. Workers dressed for certain areas will never appear where they're not supposed to. Good job CC.

jazfingr
Jun 27, 2007, 6:58 PM
Wow. Veer West looks just like a big red dumpster :haha:

Vegas Grows Up
Jun 27, 2007, 7:03 PM
Allure recently chose me to be the first person allowed to take videos and pictures inside their luxury condo project.

The link below will take you to my article (with videos) showing the inside of the building!

Inside you will see one and two bedroom units, the pool deck area, views and penthouses. You will not believe the C4 unit balcony!

See it all at my Allure Las Vegas (http://www.squidoo.com/allurelasvegas/) First Look Inside Article

This was 41 stories up on outside of the C2 NW penthouse...Insane!

http://item.slide.com/r/1/96/i/WPc-q3bE0D9xk-f8PqdIox4CqciKM1_D/

MrVegas
Jun 28, 2007, 5:18 AM
It looks like Fontainebleau is finally getting ready to build their sales center. It will be located across LV Blvd where the Sky LV sales office used to be.

http://dsnet.co.clark.nv.us/dsnetapps/agendaweb/Data/P0218205.htm

Vegas Grows Up
Jun 28, 2007, 6:32 PM
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BruceH
Jun 28, 2007, 6:56 PM
The new Las Vegas Fontainebleau Resort (http://www.luxuryrealtygroup.com/fontainebleau-resort.html) sales center is going to be very contemporary just as expected for this great project. I just reviewed the renderings and hope to post them soon on here. Check out details at
Las Vegas Fontainebleau Resort (http://lasvegashighriseblog.com/brucehiatt/2007/06/28/fontainebleau-las-vegas-condo-sales/)

heyyoucharlie
Jun 28, 2007, 9:18 PM
:previous: Are we ever going to get better renderings of the project or will it be a secret till we see the real building??? I want to get excited about the project, but it's hard to get excited about a build that has no public renderings...? The one in the paper left more questions then answers.

ScottG
Jun 29, 2007, 10:16 PM
http://www.vegastodayandtomorrow.com/caesars.htm

new renderings of ceasars expansion....

it doesnt look good, throws the whole site off balance....too close to augustus

jazfingr
Jun 29, 2007, 11:15 PM
http://www.vegastodayandtomorrow.com/caesars.htm

new renderings of ceasars expansion....

it doesn't look good, throws the whole site off balance....too close to Augustus

I couldn't agree more. I think it looks stupid. The new tower blocks the south views of the Palace tower and the Palace Tower blocks the north views of the new tower. This placement will also block the sun from the pool, during the nicer months.

The new tower should have been adjacent to the Palace tower (parallel to I-15). What the hell were they thinking. :shrug: :koko:

jazfingr
Jun 30, 2007, 12:09 AM
I did a study using my quick sketch-up model. For those of you who don't know, stetch-up has a shadow feature where you can set the date and time.

With the new tower, the pool area at Caesars will only have sun during the hottest months (when shade would be nice) and will be in partial of full shade between Sept and March (when sun would be something folks would welcome).

Here is a screen shot showing the shade on Oct. 15th at noon.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1055/664142967_62e2b2ddc2_o.jpg

Vegas Grows Up
Jun 30, 2007, 3:26 AM
Jaz you continue to blow me away. Shade studies? On the forum? Awesome!

jazfingr
Jun 30, 2007, 3:56 AM
Here's how they should do it - IM(not so)HO
I'm really hoping someone at Harrah's sees this and slaps their forehead.
Can anyone here tell me why this is not a better idea or why this wouldn't work?

-Better views for all towers
-Sun all year
OK, I'll admit, there would be a longer walk to the tower - but that's the only negitive I can come up with :D

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1184/666981894_ff02435e10_o.jpg

future29
Jun 30, 2007, 4:09 AM
Harrahs are idiots, plain and simple. they have been running a rinky dink operation for far too long now.
i have 0% hope towards their plans for their "big" plans at ip, harrahs, ballys and barbary coast.

mdiederi
Jun 30, 2007, 4:18 AM
I have a feeling that they may actually add a tower over there in that direction after they build this latest one. Then they will have towers with views of the pool all the way around like thier Flamingo hotel towers across the street.

future29
Jun 30, 2007, 4:32 AM
not a bad rendering but still poorly planned. are they re glassing the old towers? re painting removing the reed roof?
btw they forgot to inclue the massive power lines that will be blocking a majority of those lower level views.;)

on another note, the pulse project looks too dense. something i thought id never say about a project.

jazfingr
Jun 30, 2007, 7:17 AM
I have a feeling that they may actually add a tower over there in that direction after they build this latest one. Then they will have towers with views of the pool all the way around like their Flamingo hotel towers across the street.

Why not, the whole place is a clusterfk now, they might as well box it all in for a real claustrophobic feel. :tup:

The Flamingo is fairly open where the main pool is and the giant wall of pink mirrors gives reflectivity to the whole courtyard. Not bad. But this is another story altogether.

Also, I don't care for the similar-yet-different design of the towers. In this case, they should have built a clone of the Augustus Tower.

Future29 wrote: "the pulse project looks too dense. something i thought id never say about a project."
I wholeheartedly agree. That project is way toooo dense for its own good.

Patrick
Jun 30, 2007, 8:52 AM
Thanks for using My Model of Ceasers Palace :) Its really kind of a compliment.

Well the new Tower SUCKS! It has no real detail (You know, the Major Colums) I've always loved the architecture of the whol complex, like a mini City Skyline, but this Tower ruins it all!

Who wants views of the Other Tower or the Bellagio's Ass? While your in the Agustus Tower, Dont forget to wave at the people in the other hallway 1 cm away!

Jazfingr, you plan is way better, I though thats what it was going to turn out like!

jazfingr
Jun 30, 2007, 9:30 AM
:previous:

Your models are real good, Patrick. They make it easy to remodel and add to the existing structures. Thanks for all your dedicated work.

Red UM Rebel
Jun 30, 2007, 7:49 PM
Harrahs are idiots, plain and simple. they have been running a rinky dink operation for far too long now.
i have 0% hope towards their plans for their "big" plans at ip, harrahs, ballys and barbary coast.

I would agree that their new plan is not thought out as well as it could be. I think it is hillarious that people on this blog are much better planners and designers than the people paid.

Harrah's is doing a great job with designing the new Margaritaville Casino in Biloxi though. I have been allowed to see some great sketches and designs of the master plan and hope to post them on the MS Gulf Coast blog soon. (:tup: ). It seems like Harrah's has always been better at planning things outside Las Vegas and MGM has been the masters of Las Vegas.

lfc4life
Jun 30, 2007, 11:28 PM
It seems like Harrah's has always been better at planning things outside Las Vegas and MGM has been the masters of Las Vegas.

Personally i think Steve Wynn is the master of las vegas but there you go :tup:

hotdog
Jul 1, 2007, 9:37 PM
This is apparently a new project, near the Hard Rock.

http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000227038&fid=942

Red UM Rebel
Jul 2, 2007, 1:46 AM
Personally i think Steve Wynn is the master of las vegas but there you go :tup:

I meant in property numbers. I would totally agree that Steve Wynn is the best!!! Great Point!!:tup:

MrVegas
Jul 2, 2007, 5:30 AM
Installation has begun on the Vdara facade.
http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/1997/vdara1070107on3.jpg

Patrick
Jul 2, 2007, 5:33 AM
Very Nice!