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neworleans
Oct 21, 2008, 6:20 AM
i didn't get a picture, but they have the rebar up for the column that will support the diagonal walkway from the cosmo. it's a "V" shape in the median of the road and you can kinda see it in the third picture up from the bottom of the last page.

ScottG
Oct 22, 2008, 1:23 AM
this is amazing - 1992 photos - what a time capsul!

http://www.vegastripping.com/news/news.php?news_id=2352

ScottG
Oct 22, 2008, 1:33 AM
http://www.vegastripping.com/images/news/encore-suite-photo.jpg

RandalR
Oct 22, 2008, 1:52 AM
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f245/RandalR/Las%20Vegas/CCCraneForest.jpg

ScottG
Oct 22, 2008, 1:53 AM
GREAT article / analysis of mgm hotel logos

- http://www.vegastripping.com/features/feature.php?feature_id=142&page=1

curious: is the new mirage font steve wynn's hand writing? the g is very similar to the y

neworleans
Oct 22, 2008, 7:09 AM
added a bunch of pics to the citycenter forum

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?p=3869309&posted=1#post3869309



http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3233/2963050916_b10f099b87_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3154/2963050162_7b52432768_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3012/2962201405_6a2c1da207_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3019/2963047886_078b314df7_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3172/2963046804_bb184a5a8f_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3055/2962582691_7b866be5b2_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3037/2962545831_de3ea05977_b.jpg

mac78130
Oct 23, 2008, 3:07 AM
Octavius Tower tops off

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2008/oct/21/caesars-palace-tops-new-1-billion-tower/

CHAPINM1
Oct 25, 2008, 12:15 AM
Sorry if I keep sounding redundant on Fountainebleau but I am pumped! Can anyone tell if they are now working on the crown floors yet or are they going to continue working on more standard floorplates and go beyond the stated height, if so I'd very much appreciate it... :D

DMaldon762
Oct 25, 2008, 11:56 AM
Sorry if I keep sounding redundant on Fountainebleau but I am pumped! Can anyone tell if they are now working on the crown floors yet or are they going to continue working on more standard floorplates and go beyond the stated height, if so I'd very much appreciate it... :D

Here is a shot from 3 days ago

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o237/DMaldon762/DSCF1535.jpg

CHAPINM1
Oct 26, 2008, 4:32 AM
Hey thanks a lot! Looks to me like they are still working with with the standard floor layout...

rhassoii
Oct 28, 2008, 11:04 PM
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2008/oct/28/bo/?latest

"Boyd Gaming, which hoped to resume work on its stalled Echelon resort on the Strip next year, says the deteriorating economy will likely delay those plans through the end of 2009."

"During a conference call to discuss the worst quarterly declines in company history, Boyd executives said the company will explore alternatives in the coming year, including the possibility of building Echelon on a smaller scale, developing the project in phases rather than all at once as originally planned and securing additional business partners."

CHAPINM1
Oct 29, 2008, 2:10 AM
:previous: It would by far make the most sense to keep building on what is already under construction such as the main tower which is already 10 floors up... :previous:

rhassoii
Oct 29, 2008, 3:59 PM
http://www.lvrj.com/news/breaking_news/33503729.html

"MGM Mirage said this morning it was halting design and pre-construction activities at its planned joint-venture resort complex on the southwest corner of the Las Vegas Strip and Sahara Avenue in Las Vegas."

mdiederi
Oct 29, 2008, 6:27 PM
Looks like it's going to be years before the next building boom starts again.

DMaldon762
Oct 29, 2008, 8:13 PM
This board will be pretty dead after City Center is done.

samoen313
Oct 29, 2008, 9:14 PM
Re: Echelon, my dream would be if they stopped building the Shangri-la and moved forward with the main two towers. It's such a blocky appendage compared to the sleeker resort and suite tower. Building on a smaller scale would be a waste, I think, even if it would benefit Boyd the most right now. Unless Las Vegas has peaked and we'll only see a decline from here on in, come 2010 (optimistically) or 2012, things will heat up again and that is too valuable of a piece of property to have just a Station-sized resort on hand. Phasing would be a better idea.

DMaldon762
Oct 30, 2008, 11:34 AM
Boyd should consider this an opportunity to rebrand this property to a known brand such as "Stardust" or Borgata". Maybe build 2 properties with both names on it. There is certainly enough land to accomplish this. Also, taking this property down to a mid-market level such as TI or Mirage might also benefit Boyd.

CHAPINM1
Oct 31, 2008, 2:09 AM
This board will be pretty dead after City Center is done.

I disagree, there is already a thread for City Center. Also Echelon, Fountainebleau, and the World Jewelry Center will continue to recieve plenty of attention...

RandalR
Nov 1, 2008, 5:03 PM
Boyd should consider this an opportunity to rebrand this property to a known brand such as "Stardust" or Borgata".

That's exactly right. Just call it "The New Stardust" and finish the main towers. Forget the mall and the boutique hotels - just build a low-maintenance xeriscape desert park (or even a small zoo like The Living Desert in Palm Desert, CA) as a tourist attraction to fill up the big space between the hotel and the parking garage until it's time to add to the property.

Actually it's what they should have done in the first place, while leaving the "old" Stardust intact and building around it.

Krases
Nov 2, 2008, 1:32 AM
Hey guys! Long time lurker first time poster.

I drive by the Echelon everyday and even when they said that it was on hold I saw men painting the side of the parking garage almost everyday on my way to UNLV. I was a bit saddened to see the Echelon on hold but my spirits were lifted when I saw men working on it just about everyday. I love to see huge projects come to completion.

If it were not for the traffic on the strip I would snap pics from time to time (of projects on the strip).

mac78130
Nov 2, 2008, 10:40 AM
Have they resumed construction on the Harmon Hotel??

Seva
Nov 2, 2008, 7:35 PM
Hey guys! Long time lurker first time poster.

I drive by the Echelon everyday and even when they said that it was on hold I saw men painting the side of the parking garage almost everyday on my way to UNLV. I was a bit saddened to see the Echelon on hold but my spirits were lifted when I saw men working on it just about everyday. I love to see huge projects come to completion.

If it were not for the traffic on the strip I would snap pics from time to time (of projects on the strip).

A recent Fontainblue photo I took with the Echelon.
http://i35.tinypic.com/11bhiz8.jpg

DMaldon762
Nov 3, 2008, 1:31 AM
Anybody get a pic of what they are up to with the Clown sign at CC?

mdiederi
Nov 3, 2008, 2:09 AM
Shot today.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/mdiederi/buildings/font-1.jpg

CHAPINM1
Nov 3, 2008, 2:32 AM
WOW! Excellent shots guys! Am I seeing it correctly or have they started on the crown on Fountainebleau?

jayguy
Nov 5, 2008, 4:18 PM
I don't believe they're working on the crown just yet. That is a partially finished floor (they start on the other end and work towards this end). You can see the support pillars in place for the rest of the next level. And I drove over there yesterday and that floor is completed now, and there are posts up on the far side for the next floor.

silverbow
Nov 6, 2008, 4:12 PM
Heartbreak hotel: Elvis project seemingly dead

Plans for building an Elvis-themed hotel on the Strip have apparently gone from unlikely to nearly dead in the wake of cancellation of a third-party acquisition.

In a Wednesday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, New York-based FX Real Estate and Entertainment said an agreement to acquire an 85 percent interest in Elvis Presley Enterprises was canceled when a go-private deal for CKX Inc., which licenses the rights to the singer, fell through on Monday.

FX Real Estate, which owns 18 acres on the Strip, announced in September a plan to develop an Elvis-themed hotel-casino was unlikely due to the "dislocation and turbulence in the capital markets."

http://www.lvrj.com/business/33988834.html (http://www.lvrj.com/business/33988834.html)

ScottG
Nov 6, 2008, 6:25 PM
FB updated their website

http://www.fontainebleau.com/gcm/nar/en-us/lasvegas/index.htm

interesting note: the mall is called "the runway"

WonderlandPark
Nov 6, 2008, 6:50 PM
FB seems taller than 725ft. Did they revise the height upward? I count 65-ish floors on that photo.

CHAPINM1
Nov 6, 2008, 9:15 PM
FB seems taller than 725ft. Did they revise the height upward? I count 65-ish floors on that photo.

That's what I've been wondering this whole time! I would not be suprised in the slightest if this is the case... :D

mdiederi
Nov 6, 2008, 9:28 PM
I wonder if Adelson might stop construction on the condo tower in front of Palazzo? According to an announcement from the company, Las Vegas Sands might default on their debt sometime in the next quarter if business doesn't improve.

CHAPINM1
Nov 6, 2008, 11:11 PM
How far along are they with the condo tower in front of Palazzo?

mdiederi
Nov 6, 2008, 11:35 PM
About ten floors.

justdefended
Nov 6, 2008, 11:49 PM
MGM Mirage is going to commit up to $1.6 billion to complete CityCenter if they don't receive additional funding for the project. They've secured $1.8 billion in financing to date.

http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN0654439220081106

It's good to hear this isn't another project that will be put on the sidelines until the economy rebounds. Having at least one project of this scale open next year (in addition to Encore this year) may help increase tourism in Vegas.

In other news - Cosmo owners want their money back (surprise):

http://www.lvrj.com/business/33685914.html

Seva
Nov 7, 2008, 12:50 AM
FB seems taller than 725ft. Did they revise the height upward? I count 65-ish floors on that photo.

Well you're right.

It is higher than 725ft and 63 floors.

But not by much. Actual is 67 floors and 730ft.

CHAPINM1
Nov 7, 2008, 4:39 AM
Well you're right.

It is higher than 725ft and 63 floors.

But not by much. Actual is 67 floors and 730ft.

I'm not doubting you by any means, in fact thanks for the info! How do you know it's 730 feet as of now? Do you work on the project and whats your source?

WonderlandPark
Nov 7, 2008, 4:43 AM
Still seems taller than 730. This tower just dominates the skyline from Henderson, where you can get a good sense of the skyline. (I was out there a couple of weeks ago). What is the source for this info?

Seva
Nov 7, 2008, 5:55 AM
The info comes from the county agenda sheet for the project submitted in January of this year.

Maybe there are some people here who can measure it, the hotel's podium structure to the east of the tower is 218ft, extrapolate it upward and see the final height if you have a photograph from the north side.

Photo from Sunday. What is this building on the west side of the freeway?
http://i36.tinypic.com/w2m8ua.jpg

CHAPINM1
Nov 7, 2008, 6:14 AM
By the way Seva, welcome to the forum! Thanks for the information you have provided... Anyway, WonderlandPark and myself both seem to be onto something regarding FB.

jayguy
Nov 7, 2008, 4:36 PM
That building by the Rio (pictured above) is a Wyndham property, it was covered on pages 242/243. Here's a link to renderings that ScottG posted on top of 243.

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

CHAPINM1
Nov 8, 2008, 12:07 AM
I made my case official and left the Fountainebleau development division a message today asking them what the plans on the height figures and if they've changed...

CHAPINM1
Nov 9, 2008, 2:52 AM
I wouldn't doubt it if I don't hear back, but what I did was I called the sales center and they directed me to development and I gave them my information...

Also, I watched a YouTube video that someone filmed from the 30th floor of one of the residences at Turnberry in August 2007 and they were commentating on how the area was sprouting. Only a year later with the addition of not only Fountainebleau, that particular scene has changed dramatically!

mac78130
Nov 9, 2008, 9:18 AM
Updates from citycenter website

http://www.citycenter.com/vision/vision_construction.aspx

http://www.citycenter.com/images/shared/construction/construction_1.jpg

http://www.citycenter.com/images/shared/construction/construction_2.jpg

http://www.citycenter.com/images/shared/construction/construction_3.jpg

http://www.citycenter.com/images/shared/construction/construction_4.jpg

http://www.citycenter.com/images/shared/construction/construction_6.jpg

http://www.citycenter.com/images/shared/construction/construction_7.jpg

http://www.citycenter.com/images/shared/construction/construction_8.jpg

http://www.citycenter.com/images/shared/construction/construction_9.jpg

http://www.citycenter.com/images/shared/construction/construction_10.jpg

http://www.citycenter.com/images/shared/construction/construction_11.jpg

tumbleweed
Nov 10, 2008, 8:11 PM
I made my case official and left the Fountainebleau development division a message today asking them what the plans on the height figures and if they've changed...

not exactly sure what your case is.. but they had a topping out party on Saturday, have poured the last deck, and are dropping flyers to the ground going from east to west today.

CHAPINM1
Nov 10, 2008, 8:13 PM
not exactly sure what your case is.. but they had a topping out party on Saturday, have poured the last deck, and are dropping flyers to the ground going from east to west today.

I was on to the thought that they were possibly building higher than they originally intended. Anyway, it does look higher than 735 feet as WonderlandPark mentioned...

mdiederi
Nov 11, 2008, 2:07 AM
I wonder if Adelson might stop construction on the condo tower in front of Palazzo? According to an announcement from the company, Las Vegas Sands might default on their debt sometime in the next quarter if business doesn't improve.
It's official, Today LVS indefinitely delayed construction on the St. Regis condo tower in front of Palazzo.
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2008/nov/10/las-vegas-sands-shelves-projects-seeks-2-billion-s/

ScottG
Nov 11, 2008, 3:47 AM
wow. :stunned:

CHAPINM1
Nov 11, 2008, 3:51 AM
What a waste! Isn't there a chance they could resume construction a couple years down the road?

WonderlandPark
Nov 11, 2008, 4:19 AM
SSP should have a sticky thread at this point with frozen projects:

1-500 CM (the 2 tower plex in Sacramento, that was really the first big u/c project to go down)
2-Waterview
3-Ecehlon
4-Spire
5-and now the St. Regis
there must be a couple more that have gotten underway and then halted.

mdiederi
Nov 11, 2008, 5:29 AM
I drove by this evening and both the tower cranes on the St. Regis are extended up about as high as they can go.

DMaldon762
Nov 11, 2008, 1:51 PM
Conventions are big money for Sands. What an eysore St. Regis will be huh?

mdiederi
Nov 11, 2008, 6:08 PM
This morning.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/mdiederi/buildings/Fontainebleau/fonttop.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/mdiederi/buildings/Fontainebleau/fontsouth.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/mdiederi/buildings/Fontainebleau/fontcenter.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/mdiederi/buildings/Fontainebleau/FontNorth.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/mdiederi/buildings/Fontainebleau/Font-4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/mdiederi/buildings/Fontainebleau/FontStrip.jpg

CHAPINM1
Nov 11, 2008, 7:25 PM
:previous: Spactacular shots! Thanks a lot for the closeups so the floors are countable. Anyway I'm kind of confused if they are now working on the crown or are still working on the standard floors... Either way, it's looking better and better every day!

mdiederi
Nov 11, 2008, 7:52 PM
The columns at the top look to be the last ones, they're doing something different up there now and eliminating the floor forms.

JDRCRASH
Nov 11, 2008, 8:27 PM
SSP should have a sticky thread at this point with frozen projects:

1-500 CM (the 2 tower plex in Sacramento, that was really the first big u/c project to go down)
2-Waterview
3-Ecehlon
4-Spire
5-and now the St. Regis
there must be a couple more that have gotten underway and then halted.

Don't be surprised to see that list triple, or even quadruple in size...

mdiederi
Nov 12, 2008, 1:18 AM
Supposed to be fireworks at the opening of Aliante Station tonight. I wonder how long that place will stay open, 48.9% of last year's housing transactions in their zip code are in foreclosure. The next zip code over had over 50% foreclosures.
http://www.lvrj.com/business/34259739.html

ondarox
Nov 12, 2008, 2:11 AM
Hi group-

Pulse check on Encore? Does anyone have any progress photos to share? Almost a month until grand opening and I wonder if it's really going to open by then. Ironically I plan on being in Vegas that weekend, so if it opens on the 21st I'll extend my stay. Thanks in advance!

mdiederi
Nov 12, 2008, 2:42 AM
When I drove by Encore last night, lots of lights were on in the rooms, so they're probably working overtime finishing those. They are erecting a new marque sign on the northwest corner of the lot.

mdiederi
Nov 12, 2008, 2:44 AM
Not sure if it was mentioned yet, but they erected a column in the middle of Las Vegas Boulevard in front of Planet Hollywood, right where the pedestrian bridge should cross over to Cosmo.

justdefended
Nov 12, 2008, 6:56 PM
Went to the CityCenter Sales Pavillion this week and they had some new details on the project.

CityCenter is composed of 19 different budgets and seperated into Block A, B, and C components. Block A is the Hotel Casino, B is Vdara, and C is Mandarin, Crystals, and Harmon.

Construction on CC costs $7 million per day and about $200 million a month. There are currently 9,000 construction workers on the site.

The construction team had originally looked into a Maglev Tram system and held talks with Mitsubishi and other firms in Japan. In the end, the cost turned out to be too expensive for the length of the track. The current track relies on standard cables like the Mirage / Treasure Island Tram.

The Crystals Retail Enterainment District will include around 70 tenants and 7 restaurants. If the retailer is a duplicate to Vegas, i.e. Louis Vuitton and Tiffany Co., it will be a flagship store. The Louis Vuitton store will be a 30,000 square feet flagship store and the largest west of the Hudson River. The Tiffany store will take up two stories. Also, a 10,000 sq. ft. gourmet grocery store will be located at Crystals, though the tenant couldn't be disclosed yet.

Vdara is scheduled to be fully operational by Oct. 2009. Closings will start in Oct., though the remaining CityCenter components will not be ready until Nov. to Dec. The construction team is currently landscaping the pool area and carpet is being laid on the lower floors.

CHAPINM1
Nov 13, 2008, 4:25 AM
Regarding the Harmon, what exactly went wrong? Does this mean that some of the concrete will have to be repoared? Just wondering...

CHAPINM1
Nov 14, 2008, 5:12 AM
Also, on Vegas Today and Tomorrow the Fountainebleau floor/height issue remains a mystery as well...

mdiederi
Nov 14, 2008, 6:01 PM
http://www.globest.com/news/1288_1288/lasvegas/175221-1.html
No surprise here, but in this article Wynn makes it official when he says that, other than finishing a project in Macau, there are no other new projects coming. So the golf course project is on permanent hold.

"We have a hotel opening in a few weeks [Encore at Wynn Las Vegas] and another one opening up 12 months from now in Macau. That is all we are going to do for now. I don’t have any plans to rush into anything else.”

RandalR
Nov 16, 2008, 6:01 PM
Also, on Vegas Today and Tomorrow the Fountainebleau floor/height issue remains a mystery as well...

Not a mystery any more - they have started work on the angled crown, as you can see in this picture I took five minutes ago. Fontainebleau is just about done:

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f245/RandalR/Las%20Vegas/FBCrown01Small.jpg

CHAPINM1
Nov 17, 2008, 12:12 AM
Thanks a million RandalR for the picture and update! It does seem however that even though this project is nearly topped out, that it seems to be in the range of 750 - 800 feet. I count more like 65 floors up to the bottom of the crown so that would kind of make sense... At any rate, it's exciting to see them beginning work on the crown!

Seva
Nov 18, 2008, 3:49 AM
The glass installation on that thing is rather extremely slow, compared on other hotels that have windows already within 5 floors of the top floor. The window supports/holders are installed for probably 10 floors above the installed glass also as the recent photos show.

ScottG
Nov 18, 2008, 5:26 AM
The Monte Carlo Fire Had A Great Impact On Fire Works For Now On In The Vallley

The Fire Department Set Harsher Regulations For Fireworks Conducted Over Buildings Now.....

They Are Not Banned But Require Greater Inspection Directly Prior To Launch, This Would Require More Coordination With The Fire Department, More Inspectors, And More Cash Money To Do A Huge New Years Extravaganza.

So Instead They Are Resorting To Launch The Fire Works.....

On The Parking Garages.

The Director Of The Show Says It Will Actually Make It More Intense Being 2about 200 Feet Closer To The Ground... But What About The Relationship To The Strip And The Distance Form The Towers?

Are They Shooting The Things At An Angle In Order To Reach From The Back Of The Properties And Hit Directly Above The Strip Corridor? If Not Then The People On The Strip Wont Even See The Fireworks Going Off behind The Hotels...????

It Will Be Interesting To See How This Dec 31 Will Turn Out??????

lfc4life
Nov 18, 2008, 11:55 AM
I count more like 65 floors up to the bottom of the crown so that would kind of make sense... At any rate, it's exciting to see them beginning work on the crown!

in marks photo from last week there are 67 completed floors before the crown, the big floors are at 36, 51 and 59

http://i37.tinypic.com/14vqtrd.jpg

CHAPINM1
Nov 18, 2008, 7:19 PM
:previous: Thanks lfc4life for pointing out and numbering the floors! :previous: It's been a struggle trying to count the floors on this one as it's progressed. It's going to be interesting to watch the crown take shape as well. I wish the official height would be released, because due to the additional floors, it would have to be heigher than 735 feet, or lets at least hope anyway. :tup: Hopefully I'll hear back from development sooner than later...

mac78130
Nov 19, 2008, 1:52 AM
whatever happend to the second tower at Planet Hollywood??

NorthernLights
Nov 19, 2008, 6:32 AM
I don't think I could ever live in a city that doesn't have grass.

CHAPINM1
Nov 19, 2008, 8:45 AM
Ironically not long after posting earlier today, development did get back to me. They wanted to verify who I was and not anyone from the media. They told me they'd get back to me with the information I provided and as soon as I hear anything I will post it here immediately. With lfc4life's great work showing the floor count, it is apparent that the project has risen more floors than originally planed. Height wise, as of now I'd probably have to guess it's around 775 to 800 feet just by looking at it compared to sky and how it is viewed in the webcam from the Stratosphere...

The height I'm throwing out is just a guess; to me it's a lot of fun watching this project for some reason, probably because it is the new 2nd tallest of Las Vegas AND may be taller than the tallest in Minneapolis which is the IDS Tower at 792 feet! It's even more fun when even the idea of extra floors/height comes into the picture as well...

Seva
Nov 19, 2008, 7:37 PM
MGM - No new strip projects for 5 years.
http://www.lvrj.com/news/breaking_news/34751469.html

Ouch.

ondarox
Nov 19, 2008, 8:27 PM
Bummer on MGM's prediction... it will be interesting to see how his prediction pans out. I heard that MGM Mirage has partnered up for a resort or casino in Vietnam near Ho Chi Minh City.

So I wonder what will happen to the Stardust site. What a shame to implode such a great place to create an 1/8 built project. And as for St. Regis- that too is going to be quite the "front and center" eyesore for a while.

Thanks for the photo updates and floor callouts of F-Blue. I still think it is an awkwardly shaped tower, but it is growing on me quickly. Let's just hope there are some nearby attractions to share the excitement when it opens!

CHAPINM1
Nov 19, 2008, 11:00 PM
Things will work out fine. The current projects such as Project City Center will have to completely meet demand before it would make sense to move on with further development. Also, I'd rather see St. Regis and Echelon be completed before anyone else moves on.

Also if you look in the webcam, there are two cores on the top of Fountainebleau that now look to be at least 50 feet high that I'm guessing will serve the crown floors. The crains appear to reach over 1,000 feet as well...

sw5710
Nov 20, 2008, 12:14 AM
Things will work out fine. The current projects such as Project City Center will have to completely meet demand before it would make sense to move on with further development. Also, I'd rather see St. Regis and Echelon be completed before anyone else moves on.

Also if you look in the webcam, there are two cores on the top of Fountainebleau that now look to be at least 50 feet high that I'm guessing will serve the crown floors. The crains appear to reach over 1,000 feet as well... 0

sw5710
Nov 20, 2008, 12:30 AM
Just back from vegas and the concrete part of the stratosphere tower is about 775 feet tall and this looks almost equal side by side to the top of the two cores on the top of fountainbleau.

RandalR
Nov 20, 2008, 1:48 AM
MGM - No new strip projects for 5 years.
http://www.lvrj.com/news/breaking_news/34751469.html

Ouch.

The challenge might be keeping all of the existing ones open during the next five years or so - a boarded up, unmaintained Tropicana or Riviera might do a lot of damage to the Strip's image.

St. Regis is a problem - Adelson has to find a way to get that building done, even if he ultimately rents it out as office space. It degrades the value of his entire property sitting there looking like that.

CHAPINM1
Nov 20, 2008, 2:48 AM
Just back from vegas and the concrete part of the stratosphere tower is about 775 feet tall and this looks almost equal side by side to the top of the two cores on the top of fountainbleau.

Hey, thanks for the information and welcome to the forum! At this point I could easily say Fountainebleau is over 750 feet tall...

sw5710
Nov 20, 2008, 4:34 AM
If anyone could go to the stratosphere tower and go to the indoor revolving restaurant that is at 800 feet then get closeup pictures and post them that might be the cure? It is about 2/3 of a mile between them.

sw5710
Nov 20, 2008, 4:38 AM
web cam at the str-tower is near 940 feet

CHAPINM1
Nov 20, 2008, 5:08 AM
web cam at the str-tower is near 940 feet

If anyone could go to the stratosphere tower and go to the indoor revolving restaurant that is at 800 feet then get closeup pictures and post them that might be the cure? It is about 2/3 of a mile between them.


Thanks for the information! I was wondering the height for the webcam. I do know that the heightest walkable level which is the bottom of The Big Shot is at 921 feet. I recieved a call from the Fountainebleau development yesterday and they told me they will get back to me with the current blueprint...

sw5710
Nov 20, 2008, 6:28 AM
Skyvector.com has faa charts you can look at online. Las vegas has not been updated yet to show this building under construction on the tac chart but you can see most of the others and there height in feet.

jazfingr
Nov 21, 2008, 12:48 AM
Hi folks,

I just got off the phone with Carlos at the Clark County planning office and he informed me that the official height of Fontainebleau is 730'

I'm off to edit the site...

:D

mdiederi
Nov 21, 2008, 2:17 AM
It doesn't look all that much higher than Encore to me.

CHAPINM1
Nov 21, 2008, 5:33 AM
I'd love to know where people were getting the 725 and 735 figures... I'm also guessing that the bottom floor is really one huge floor, meaning that the ceiling of the lobby is probably like 40 feet tall. That would make sense taking into account that the lobby will feature "Stairs Leading to Nowhere."

mdiederi
Nov 21, 2008, 5:51 AM
When I drove by the St Regis this morning the cranes were operating and work was happening. Are they just finishing things before mothballing it or did LVS raise enough capital the other day to continue building?

CHAPINM1
Nov 21, 2008, 6:16 AM
When I drove by the St Regis this morning the cranes were operating and work was happening. Are they just finishing things before mothballing it or did LVS raise enough capital the other day to continue building?

That is definetly great news. It's bad enough with Echelon stalling construction...

mac78130
Nov 21, 2008, 7:11 AM
When I drove by the St Regis this morning the cranes were operating and work was happening. Are they just finishing things before mothballing it or did LVS raise enough capital the other day to continue building?

They are just completing the podium, after that the rest of the structure is on hold indefinitely. Supposedly there will be a new night club within the podium.

case_architect
Nov 21, 2008, 6:16 PM
a couple quick shots i got this week.

sorry for the quality. manhattan west (http://www.manhattanwest.com) has been flying under the radar.

http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/2141/manhattanwestmb5.jpg (http://img508.imageshack.us/my.php?image=manhattanwestmb5.jpg)

sign going up at m resort

http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/191/mresort3hb4.jpg (http://img508.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mresort3hb4.jpg)

sw5710
Nov 21, 2008, 7:25 PM
CHAPINM1 - It will be interesting to see the crown take shape and show us the final look and height. If the The lobby is like 40 feet the 1st 5 floors are like the height of 8 or 9 room floors for comparison.

sw5710
Nov 21, 2008, 11:56 PM
What part of the bottom 5 floors could be a 30 or 40 foot lobby area of the resort? Can you tell by the picture.

marlab55
Nov 22, 2008, 12:59 AM
What part of the bottom 5 floors could be a 30 or 40 foot lobby area of the resort? Can you tell by the picture.

I took this picture Sunday. The lower floors do look much taller.

http://s2.largeimagehost.com/TN/eQsUrrQ/tn_IMG_3069.JPG (http://s2.largeimagehost.com/img/untilted/eQsUrrU/IMG_3069.JPG.html)

mdiederi
Nov 22, 2008, 2:50 AM
What part of the bottom 5 floors could be a 30 or 40 foot lobby area of the resort? Can you tell by the picture.
The lobby won't be in any of the floors you see so far at the bottom of the tower. It will be in a part that hasn't been built yet just outside there on the north side.

http://i12.tinypic.com/2mn3why.jpg
Bergman Walls & Assoc.

CHAPINM1
Nov 22, 2008, 3:10 AM
Marlab55, that last picture of Fountainebleau is awesome! It is the first picture I have been able to really zoom in on...

SW5710, on Vegas Today and Tomorrow there are some renderings of the lobby, also I was judging by those tall bottom floors...

sw5710
Nov 22, 2008, 4:29 AM
Yes The lobby is not complete yet and the first 5 floors are much taller floors then the room floors 6-67 as with other projects that have gone up along the strip. Has anyone heard when they will topout?

mdiederi
Nov 22, 2008, 4:35 AM
Supposedly there will be a new night club within the podium.
And a Walgreens! :D

sw5710
Nov 22, 2008, 4:45 AM
Vegas today and tomorrow has allure2 starting date of 12/09 and no date for world jewelry center towers both are 795 and 815 feet. Are these towers
delayed due to current conditions to?

sw5710
Nov 22, 2008, 4:57 AM
Thanks for all the pictures! The last picture was a great closeup and the street level plan to.

CHAPINM1
Nov 22, 2008, 5:14 AM
I've heard that Allure II is supposed to have a nightclub on one of its top floors. However regarding Fountainebleau, I still wonder where the 63 floor figure came from...