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case_architect
Jul 2, 2009, 9:03 PM
here's a non-boom post. i shot these pics from encore.

plaza
http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/9306/plazay.jpg (http://img529.imageshack.us/i/plazay.jpg/)

echelon
http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/899/echelon.jpg (http://img212.imageshack.us/i/echelon.jpg/)

leftopolis
Jul 2, 2009, 9:30 PM
So there are still cranes up, and the trees in the big-ass wooden pots are being watered(they're green)?

That's a glimmer of a good sign on an otherwise deserted site.

BTW, the palm tree thing is overdone in Vegas imo, so I'm glad to see some other trees in planned landscaping.

Krases
Jul 2, 2009, 10:13 PM
So there are still cranes up, and the trees in the big-ass wooden pots are being watered(they're green)?

That's a glimmer of a good sign on an otherwise deserted site.

BTW, the palm tree thing is overdone in Vegas imo, so I'm glad to see some other trees in planned landscaping.

The cranes on the Eschelon site are still up, but the trees on the Plaza site might have been put there by Wynn so cars passing by won't see onto the empty, ugly lot.

If Plaza purchased the remaining Trump plot, they could build something massive on that site. Although they need to change the building style they made. I don't think its that bad, but I know a lot of people hate it.

heyyoucharlie
Jul 2, 2009, 11:47 PM
They should have never closed down and demolished the Frontier...

Also, Gillies... The new place is just not the same. :(

BrandonJXN
Jul 3, 2009, 5:37 AM
WOW! That is a great picture. It's really nice.

Oky, I'm gunna ask a stupid question, but I think it needs to be asked.

What the hell is up with the Veer towers? Those yellow and blue squares are hideosu, and really tacky. Are they gunna keep it like dat?

Yes they are really gunna keep it like that.

mac78130
Jul 3, 2009, 5:20 PM
F'bleau and it's financing.
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/jul/02/court-filings-shed-light-fontainebleau-financing/

Veerish
Jul 3, 2009, 7:20 PM
WOW! That is a great picture. It's really nice.

Oky, I'm gunna ask a stupid question, but I think it needs to be asked.

What the hell is up with the Veer towers? Those yellow and blue squares are hideosu, and really tacky. Are they gunna keep it like dat?

The "blue" windows are actually gray or smoke colored. But they sure look blue in that photo! I am trying to post some pics I took last week of the back or west side of CityCenter I need to learn how to post pics!

Veerish
Jul 3, 2009, 7:45 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2441/3684501173_1269023c3b_m.jpg

Veerish
Jul 3, 2009, 7:47 PM
how do I make this larger <that's what she said> within my post?

Veerish
Jul 3, 2009, 7:53 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2473/3685292722_c3030dc724_b.jpg

Veerish
Jul 3, 2009, 7:57 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2596/3685341842_d985dc5848_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2437/3685343310_db433d1912_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2646/3684527785_e01725a15a_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2491/3685337204_9006eb4b68_b.jpg

Veerish
Jul 3, 2009, 8:04 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2453/3684508473_9819664a71_b.jpg


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2626/3684555685_238efc0a50_b.jpg


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2474/3684551885_4dd4c182ef_b.jpg

heyyoucharlie
Jul 3, 2009, 8:48 PM
the lovely canoes

Sorry, but I just don't get it??? :koko:

Other then that, thanks for the pics!!!

mac78130
Jul 3, 2009, 9:21 PM
Thanks Veerish for the photos:tup:

mac78130
Jul 4, 2009, 5:12 AM
flickr photo by roseofredrock (http://www.flickr.com/photos/roseofredrock/3685534741/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3565/3685534741_2d6661f5fa_b.jpg

mdiederi
Jul 4, 2009, 5:27 AM
:previous: Looks like just a couple feet to go. :cheers:

heyyoucharlie
Jul 4, 2009, 3:33 PM
edit... photo error

justdefended
Jul 4, 2009, 6:30 PM
Great pics Veerish!

Aria is GIGANTIC, yet so graceful. I like how the mini park is turning out in front of Vdara. Seeing that, the traffic, and the canoe tree will be pretty spectacular.

I hope that the whole project becomes a very walk-able experience where visitors can easily enjoy the entire space without worrying about the weaving car traffic. I think walking in the massive city space will make it seem like you're in an entirely different place that happens to sit on the strip.

mac78130
Jul 4, 2009, 8:04 PM
This thing is taking forever!
flickr photo by slappytheseal (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slappytheseal/3687190723/)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3560/3687190723_37fda76a5b_o.jpg

slappytheseal (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slappytheseal/3687994396/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2619/3687994396_d795919f84_o.jpg

Krases
Jul 5, 2009, 6:34 AM
:previous: Its so terribly complex. When will it open?

DMaldon762
Jul 6, 2009, 6:49 PM
:previous: Its so terribly complex. When will it open?

It appears burned and melted in the color black.

mac78130
Jul 6, 2009, 7:23 PM
CityCenter, more retailers added to the Crystals

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/jul/06/prada-christian-dior-bulgari-be-among-citycenter-r/

justdefended
Jul 6, 2009, 9:47 PM
Looks like this fire is just getting started. CityCenter condo buyers already have lawyers to push MGM to lower prices on contracted units.

City Center Development Resists Requests to Renegotiate Prices of Condos Sold in Boom

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124683603903997941.html

mac78130
Jul 6, 2009, 10:13 PM
F'bleau might make design changes to help control cost.

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/jul/06/fontainebleau-developers-design-change-could-help-/

mac78130
Jul 6, 2009, 10:18 PM
Looks like this fire is just getting started. CityCenter condo buyers already have lawyers to push MGM to lower prices on contracted units.

City Center Development Resists Requests to Renegotiate Prices of Condos Sold in Boom

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124683603903997941.html

I say tough luck. The buyers knew what they were getting into.

CHAPINM1
Jul 7, 2009, 3:08 AM
I say tough luck. The buyers knew what they were getting into.

I agree Completely!!! Buying those condo's was in INVESTMENT! There is always risk VS. reward involved. That means that even though the odds of the value increasing as time goes on may be high, anyone doing so better realize that there will always be odds not in their favor as well. Regarding Fontainebleau, what kind of changes are they talking about? If I had to guess they will slash the number of condo units and add more hotel rooms...

CharoogAjram
Jul 7, 2009, 3:17 AM
CityCenter, more retailers added to the Crystals

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/jul/06/prada-christian-dior-bulgari-be-among-citycenter-r/

OMFG! I LOOOOOVVEEE BVGLARI!
But they have one like 3 hotels down at Caesar's Palace's Forum Shops.
And some stroes in the Fashion Show Mall sell their stuff too.

The South side of the strip needs a Bvglari store.

voice of reason
Jul 7, 2009, 4:15 AM
I say tough luck. The buyers knew what they were getting into.

If the buyers can better their position price-wise, why would you wish them ill?
I suppose there is always the jealousy factor.

vanlaw
Jul 7, 2009, 9:11 PM
If the buyers can better their position price-wise, why would you wish them ill?
I suppose there is always the jealousy factor.

By the same logic, in an upturn, a developer should be able to renegotiate the price upwards closer to completion. I don’t think that would go over too well.

hotdog
Jul 7, 2009, 9:42 PM
Yeah, I doubt too many people are jealous of those stuck in CityCenter contracts. But people are tired of others filing lawsuits that have no legal basis (as opposed to attempting negotiations, since MGM may have an interest in not having everyone walk away).

justdefended
Jul 7, 2009, 10:29 PM
As far as I know, no lawsuits have been filed. The purchase of CityCenter units is different from previous cries of foul because these involve many pure residential condos located on the strip.

Most previous lawsuits involved potential profit from condo hotels and their unrealized potential, which led buyers to blame agents for misrepresenting the property.

While a lawsuit to be relieved from contract isn't justified, a price adjustment to reflect the current market isn't out of the question.

At the time of purchase, buyers were comfortable in the ability to secure a loan. Now, it's extremly difficult. Should the buyers be able to receive a loan at the full purchase price, the unit may appraise for far less, creating another wave of home owners who have to pay a mortgage more than what their unit is worth, and potentially another real estate lapse in Vegas.

A price adjustment is beneficial to buyers, MGM Mirage, and lenders. With prices that reflect the current market, buyers can secure loans, MGM can close on units to pay down debt, and lenders have buyers who can make monthly payments. It also helps to start a wave of responsible real estate transactions for the entire city.

On a side note, for Vdara, MGM will most likely have to provide lending since banks consider condo hotels commercial property and are unwilling to provide financing.

justdefended
Jul 8, 2009, 4:46 PM
The MGM Hospitality division has new hotel brands in the works. May be hotel-only establishments to be used in worldwide locations.

http://www.4hoteliers.com/4hots_nshw.php?mwi=6056

CharoogAjram
Jul 8, 2009, 6:03 PM
Is there any news on Monte Carlo's Hotel32?

mac78130
Jul 8, 2009, 7:54 PM
F'bleau's defense..
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/jul/08/fontainebleau-fires-back-outlines-bank-dispute/

mac78130
Jul 8, 2009, 7:59 PM
Is there any news on Monte Carlo's Hotel32?

I only read a little bit about Hotel32 on VegasTripping. Here's the link..
http://www.vegastripping.com/news/news.php?news_id=2773

Snotick
Jul 9, 2009, 5:52 PM
I was searching for some news on the Cosmo and came across this article from a few weeks ago. http://www.lvbusinesspress.com/articles/2009/06/22/news/iq_29465588.txt

Author speculates that the Cosmo may not open until June (if then) Also discusses that work has stopped in one tower and that they may just finish the shell and leave it.

Did I miss something? When did all of this happen?

I have a trip planned for Mid Sept and I figured that the Cosmo and CC would look somewhat completed on the outside.

leftopolis
Jul 9, 2009, 6:51 PM
:previous: Looks like just a couple feet to go. :cheers:

Those bridge construction photos--particularly with the ever-extending arch in mid-air--are remarkable! I haven't checked the official site recently, but I do recall the planned completion of the arch, as being scheduled for September. They have been on schedule, so that sounds about right: If the final arch pour happens in the next few weeks, I'd imagine it would take a good couple weeks or so to fully cure. It's giving me fond recollections of those old pics from the '30s, when the Golden Gate Bridge was being built, and those mid-air-semi-completed-bridge shots:

pic credit here (http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/golden-gate-bridge-construction.jpg)
http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/golden-gate-bridge-construction.jpg

pic credit here (http://www.photosofoldamerica.com/webart/large/91.JPG)
http://www.photosofoldamerica.com/webart/large/91.JPG

***************

I've been internetless for several days, mea culpa, so another couple of comments from a few days ago...

--WRT the blue/gold glass on the CC buildings: To me, the varied assortment of reflective glass on the different buildings, IS one of the major tie-in features which connects all of the individual structures as separate and unique yet part of a greater whole. Every one of the buildings has glass which seems to color up in so many different ways depending on time of day, amount of cloud cover or sunlight. There are times the colors look less flattering and conversely, times they are more appealing. In short, I'm a fan of the bi-color glass for those very reasons.

--Also, wrt the "melting-brain" building. Yes, it's taking forever...I take solace in the fact that in this case, it's to be expected to take forever, with no two parts alike. Gehry makes (nearly) all other buildings look so boring.

Tlwarnke
Jul 9, 2009, 8:05 PM
Westgate informed me that Planet Hollywood Towers (or should I say Tower?) is going to open on October 30.

Terry

mac78130
Jul 9, 2009, 10:40 PM
Is there any news on Monte Carlo's Hotel32?

MGM MIRAGE released this announcement today about Hotel32
http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=101502&p=IROL-NewsText&t=Regular&id=1306262&

mac78130
Jul 9, 2009, 10:47 PM
For those of you who have the Science channel, tonight's Colossal Construction is showing CityCenter... It should be interesting:tup:

mac78130
Jul 9, 2009, 11:28 PM
"During commissioning and testing in May, both East and West systems were running independently at full speed, while the first train movements along the entire track with the evacuation drive occurred on June 9 and 12. DCC plans to move both systems up to full speed along the entire track during the week of June 22."
http://www.dcc.at/doppelmayr/company/en/tmp_1_2111604942/MGM_CityCenter_-_Full_Speed_Ahead_newsdetail.aspx

http://www.dcc.at/doppelmayr/gallery/en/tmp_1_1526825824/MGM_CityCenter_Shuttle,_Las_Vegas,_USA_detail.aspx

http://www.dcc.at/client/dcc/media/600x/Media_1590417010.jpg

http://www.dcc.at/client/dcc/media/600x/Media_1832625703.jpg

http://www.dcc.at/client/dcc/media/600x/Media_1444896935.jpg

CharoogAjram
Jul 10, 2009, 1:08 AM
MGM MIRAGE released this announcement today about Hotel32
http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=101502&p=IROL-NewsText&t=Regular&id=1306262&

Sounds nice. Sucks most of Monte Carlo's rooms don't have a view anymore. I'll look into it though.

I would love to stay there when I go this summer instead of the Palazzo which I usually go to.

justdefended
Jul 10, 2009, 1:24 AM
Thanks mac. Looks like the new tarp design was already part of preliminary drawings. They must have scratched that glass design a while ago.

"During commissioning and testing in May, both East and West systems were running independently at full speed, while the first train movements along the entire track with the evacuation drive occurred on June 9 and 12. DCC plans to move both systems up to full speed along the entire track during the week of June 22."
http://www.dcc.at/doppelmayr/company/en/tmp_1_2111604942/MGM_CityCenter_-_Full_Speed_Ahead_newsdetail.aspx

http://www.dcc.at/doppelmayr/gallery/en/tmp_1_1526825824/MGM_CityCenter_Shuttle,_Las_Vegas,_USA_detail.aspx

http://www.dcc.at/client/dcc/media/600x/Media_1590417010.jpg

http://www.dcc.at/client/dcc/media/600x/Media_1832625703.jpg

http://www.dcc.at/client/dcc/media/600x/Media_1444896935.jpg

justdefended
Jul 10, 2009, 1:53 AM
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2009/07/08/rebel-forces-attack-mgms-citycenter-death-star.aspx

Read the article and laughed at the bottom when the comment I wrote here was cut and pasted by "Jake2006".

leftopolis
Jul 10, 2009, 2:04 AM
Thanks mac. Looks like the new tarp design was already part of preliminary drawings. They must have scratched that glass design a while ago.

Glass would've been nice, but I'm not at all disappointed in the final design. They're not really "tarps", which makes it sound kind of ghetto. There are plenty of examples of white canvas roofing being utilized in some fine architecture.

mac78130
Jul 10, 2009, 3:30 AM
Did they remove a tower crane from the Cosmopolitan Spa Tower?
flickr photo by simon morley (http://www.flickr.com/photos/simorley/3704981045/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2574/3704981045_646c3e0386_b.jpg

Nice !!
flickr photo by simon morley (http://www.flickr.com/photos/simorley/3704981073/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3443/3704981073_9e56d2d666_b.jpg

solediavolo
Jul 10, 2009, 3:33 AM
Glass would've been nice, but I'm not at all disappointed in the final design. They're not really "tarps", which makes it sound kind of ghetto. There are plenty of examples of white canvas roofing being utilized in some fine architecture.

I like it, too, but It's going to be a little toasty waiting on a train in the summer afternoons.

justdefended
Jul 10, 2009, 6:06 AM
I like it, too, but It's going to be a little toasty waiting on a train in the summer afternoons.

That's right, I didn't think about it before but maybe the glass canopy in the desert sun would have made the waiting area hot as heck.

justdefended
Jul 10, 2009, 5:16 PM
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/jul/10/crystals-reveals-more-its-facets/

Deals were changed in order to get retailers into Crystals. Many leases were made only on a percentage basis that starts over a certain sales threshold, rather than including a charge for per square foot.

mac78130
Jul 10, 2009, 7:27 PM
CityCenter sign? Curious how it's going to turn out..
flickr photo by bentolunches (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bentolunches/3706926124/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3471/3706926124_36042548fa_o.jpg

bentolunches (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bentolunches/3706113879/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3607/3706113879_a5bd0fde5b_o.jpg

mac78130
Jul 10, 2009, 11:56 PM
The Lou Ruvo Brain Institute will see its first patient Monday morning...
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/jul/10/brain-institute-take-first-patient-monday/

CharoogAjram
Jul 11, 2009, 4:10 AM
Did they remove a tower crane from the Cosmopolitan Spa Tower?
flickr photo by simon morley (http://www.flickr.com/photos/simorley/3704981045/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2574/3704981045_646c3e0386_b.jpg

Damn the Bellagio has some nice pools. I've never stayed there but I just might want to now. Are the rooms nice too?

leftopolis
Jul 11, 2009, 6:15 AM
The Lou Ruvo Brain Institute will see its first patient Monday morning...
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/jul/10/brain-institute-take-first-patient-monday/

My first thought was ...WTF, it's hardly got a full skin and windows! Sure enough, though(pic and story from LV Sun link posted above):

http://media.lasvegassun.com/media/img/photos/2009/07/09/scaled.0709_art_memo_ruvo01_bw_t651.jpg?f88c8649bbadbb805ebb7b1c2020cc5b10765421

The Lou Ruvo Brain Institute will see its first patient Monday morning, according to Maureen Peckman, CEO of Keep Memory Alive, the fundraising arm of the institute.

The patient side of the two-part center is mostly finished, but the nonpatient side — designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry — will not open until January.

The land and building of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Brain Institute are valued at $100 million. The center is the brainchild of liquor distributor Larry Ruvo, whose father, Lou, died of Alzheimer’s disease in 1994.

Within a year, the clinic expects to have 2,000 patients, and it is designed to eventually see 8,000 a year, according to Dr. Randolph Schiffer, director of the Center for Brain Health at the Cleveland Clinic.

mac78130
Jul 12, 2009, 2:21 AM
flickr photo by midnightrose220 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28991725@N04/3711505342/in/set-72157621075955781/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2598/3711505342_07a2dbfe57_b.jpg

mac78130
Jul 12, 2009, 4:35 AM
Finally a floor is being added to the Harmon, the 24th floor to be exact. Look at all those porta potties at the Cosmo :haha:
flickr photo by midnightrose220 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28991725@N04/3705608915/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2480/3705608915_8367fac896_b.jpg

mac78130
Jul 12, 2009, 7:18 AM
Still not sure if it's a timeshare, condo-hotel, what?

http://www.phtowers.com/

http://www.phtowers.com/_images/_site_content/main_amenities_1.jpg

http://www.phtowers.com/_images/_site_content/main_meet_5.jpg

http://www.phtowers.com/_images/_site_content/main_loc_2.jpg

http://www.phtowers.com/_images/_site_content/main_contact_3.jpg

10023
Jul 12, 2009, 4:24 PM
flickr photo by simon morley (http://www.flickr.com/photos/simorley/3704981045/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2574/3704981045_646c3e0386_b.jpg

I assume they don't do green roofs in Vegas because they would just die anyway?

This project has been such a financial clusterfuck... when do they think it's actually going to be complete? And has anyone bought the condos?

10023
Jul 12, 2009, 4:30 PM
This thing is taking forever!
flickr photo by slappytheseal (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slappytheseal/3687190723/)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3560/3687190723_37fda76a5b_o.jpg

I know it's Gehry and I've been to his buildings before but this thing is like something out of Dr. Seuss. As in, actually disorienting to look at or be inside.

It looks like a normal building got burnt to a crisp and melted in the Vegas heat.

theWatusi
Jul 12, 2009, 4:43 PM
wow, that's awful looking.

DrT
Jul 12, 2009, 5:17 PM
wow, that's awful looking.

yeah, "deconstructivism".

BrandonJXN
Jul 12, 2009, 8:40 PM
wow, that's awful looking.

It looks like a melted brain. Pretty appropriate for a building specializing in Alzheimer's research.

austin242
Jul 12, 2009, 8:49 PM
I think its actually beautiful. :righton:. If temperatures stay the way they are in austin we will have some just like it. This is our hottest summer yet with record highs every other day.

mac78130
Jul 12, 2009, 11:26 PM
"Internally dubbed “Project Link,” the plan calls for a collection of about 20 restaurants and bars to be built along a winding corridor between the company’s O’Sheas and Flamingo casinos, on the east side of the Strip."

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/jul/12/harrahs-plans-new-street-bars-eateries-near-strip/

http://media.lasvegassun.com/media/img/photos/2009/07/11/scaled.0712_met_HARRAHS01_t652.jpg?1b9ad394c43bb038fa9e51a462e45d6568471167

solediavolo
Jul 13, 2009, 1:11 AM
"Internally dubbed “Project Link,” the plan calls for a collection of about 20 restaurants and bars to be built along a winding corridor between the company’s O’Sheas and Flamingo casinos, on the east side of the Strip."

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/jul/12/harrahs-plans-new-street-bars-eateries-near-strip/

http://media.lasvegassun.com/media/img/photos/2009/07/11/scaled.0712_met_HARRAHS01_t652.jpg?1b9ad394c43bb038fa9e51a462e45d6568471167


Look at the end of that street. The Ferris Wheel is back. That thing has been planned to be included in about a half dozen never built resort projects this decade. It'll be interesting to see if this one actually gets built, and if so, how tall.

All-in-all, I like the idea of this concept.

theWatusi
Jul 13, 2009, 1:42 AM
O'Sheas is a horrible dump. Hopefully when the economy turns around, HET will level it and the IP and build something a little nicer.

VegasBound
Jul 13, 2009, 9:00 AM
What's so funny?

http://fast.info/vegas/HAHA.jpg

mac78130
Jul 13, 2009, 9:04 AM
:previous:

What's so funny?

:shrug:

CharoogAjram
Jul 13, 2009, 5:38 PM
O'Sheas is a horrible dump. Hopefully when the economy turns around, HET will level it and the IP and build something a little nicer.

Seriosuly.

IP, Harrahs, Casino Royale and O'Sheas should just all be torn down and a new resort built, comfortably on the land. All these 4 casino as all smushed together in that little space.

This new idea is nice, but I would rather see all those little casinos turned into one resort.

hotdog
Jul 13, 2009, 7:50 PM
http://www.lvrj.com/news/50615237.html

For the corner of Las Vegas Blvd and Sahara....

mdiederi
Jul 13, 2009, 10:06 PM
A 507-foot tall sign on a two-story building is beyond tacky. :koko:

theWatusi
Jul 13, 2009, 10:10 PM
Casino Royale

That's the worst one of all. I went in there and the stench of beer/smoke/and Subway bread was nauseating. :yuck:

Cozybop
Jul 13, 2009, 11:25 PM
Seriosuly.

IP, Harrahs, Casino Royale and O'Sheas should just all be torn down and a new resort built, comfortably on the land. All these 4 casino as all smushed together in that little space.

This new idea is nice, but I would rather see all those little casinos turned into one resort.

That is never going to happen. Harrah's has already decided not to torn down any of their existing money making properties with lavish resorts that draw less money.

mac78130
Jul 13, 2009, 11:38 PM
I know this is off topic but man who ever did this sucks
Vandals hit ‘Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/jul/13/vandals-hit-fabulous-las-vegas-sign/
http://media.lasvegassun.com/media/img/photos/2009/07/13/L1010385_t651.JPG?f88c8649bbadbb805ebb7b1c2020cc5b10765421

Lecom
Jul 13, 2009, 11:54 PM
^Losers.

leftopolis
Jul 14, 2009, 12:49 AM
A 507-foot tall sign on a two-story building is beyond tacky. :koko:

Yeah...and the developer wasn't even hammin'-it-up, when he made some reference to the city/county officials suggesting "iconic"--and that was his concept of 'iconic".

Here's what's actually going up--which is reasonable(if not a waste of good space), although in economic times like these--beggars can't be chosers... :
http://media.lvrj.com/images/3702562.jpg
http://media.lvrj.com/images/3702562.jpg

theWatusi
Jul 14, 2009, 12:57 AM
Well it will fit right in with Bonanza across the street.

lfc4life
Jul 14, 2009, 12:58 AM
Seriosuly.

IP, Harrahs, Casino Royale and O'Sheas should just all be torn down and a new resort built, comfortably on the land. All these 4 casino as all smushed together in that little space.


thats one of the major drawing points of those establishments, first the casinos are at street level and second you easily walk between flamingo, IP, harrahs, CR and o'sheas in less time than it takes to walk from bellagio to caesars.

ondarox
Jul 14, 2009, 5:49 AM
Photos taken by Christopher Corder on his random Vegas trip last week. Thanks for not taking me :P HA

Mandarin Oriental
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3523/3718929685_87a6639af4.jpg?v=0

The Harmon seems to be resuming construction?
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3440/3718932077_034d764ced.jpg?v=0

The entrance to City Center
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2623/3719744352_74009b02fb.jpg?v=0

Note the staircase to the bridge from The Crystals to The Mandarin Oriental
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2644/3718930159_b18687a847.jpg?v=0

Harmon Ave
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2585/3718932351_995cf5f887.jpg?v=0

The Crystals Fin
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3513/3719744876_3f5d02e800.jpg?v=0

Landscaping has begun- with a variance from they typical Palm tree
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2513/3719743662_4c8272e0cc.jpg?v=0

mac78130
Jul 14, 2009, 8:03 AM
flickr photo by Jay Abramson (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenoja/3719880586/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3470/3719880586_e807b15a26_b.jpg

Jay Abramson (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenoja/3719070635/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2475/3719070635_2b207a4bd0_b.jpg

Jay Abramson (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenoja/3719071601/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2470/3719071601_f2c8b5bd1d_b.jpg

mac78130
Jul 14, 2009, 9:02 AM
Photos taken by Christopher Corder on his random Vegas trip last week. Thanks for not taking me :P HA

Mandarin Oriental
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3523/3718929685_87a6639af4.jpg?v=0


So the Mandarin looks completely enclosed :)

DMaldon762
Jul 14, 2009, 3:10 PM
thats one of the major drawing points of those establishments, first the casinos are at street level and second you easily walk between flamingo, IP, harrahs, CR and o'sheas in less time than it takes to walk from bellagio to caesars.

I agree. To me, that area of the strip is by far the most pedestran friendly and the buisiest part of the entire strip. If they get this done, it will only add to it. Now, if they could only keep the porn slappers out of there, it will be even more of a success.

ScottG
Jul 14, 2009, 4:07 PM
"Internally dubbed “Project Link,” the plan calls for a collection of about 20 restaurants and bars to be built along a winding corridor between the company’s O’Sheas and Flamingo casinos, on the east side of the Strip."

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/jul/12/harrahs-plans-new-street-bars-eateries-near-strip/

http://media.lasvegassun.com/media/img/photos/2009/07/11/scaled.0712_met_HARRAHS01_t652.jpg?1b9ad394c43bb038fa9e51a462e45d6568471167

if done right this could work out better than city center.

mgm wanted to build an urban evironment, but nothing is street friendly / for the pedestrian. that is what defines urbanism.

project link could become very successful - even without retail - look at the district in greenvalley ranch - all the restaurants do well, but no one shops - having an exterior restaurant is a sure winner - i think, tho, they should include two clubs as well as the bars and restaurants.

this reminds me of what fremont east is trying to be. - i dont think it needs to ferris wheel however - that looks like it was meant to bring people to the end of the corridor, but if their is enough activity / destination - then they could better spent the billion dollars somewhere else. like payroll.
also note in that rendering - the imperial palace has been redone - the front facade anyways - - - -

heyyoucharlie
Jul 15, 2009, 8:14 AM
As long as the restaurants are not McDonalds and Dennys I always welcome changes like this... If they are going for the Fremont East type of area, I would bet it would be pretty successful. Only thing wrong with Fremont and Fremont East is the lack of people...

Of topic: Went up to Mt Charleston today and hiked to Mary Jane Falls. I love the fact that less then 30 miles from my front door step I can find a place that is 30-35 degrees cooler... :tup:

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u270/heyyoucharlie/DSCN0181.jpg
Pic by me.

Snotick
Jul 15, 2009, 4:12 PM
I have a question for anyone that has been to Vegas lately....... Is the Cosmopolitan still there???? Did the desert floor open up and swallow the Cosmo? I cant find any recent information about the Cosmo. Vegas TAT hasnt had any updates since April.

Anyone have any progress reports on this project?

case_architect
Jul 15, 2009, 6:10 PM
not sure what's going on inside, but the outside is wrapping up. the second crane came down from the spa tower a couple weeks ago. podium seems to be moving along as well. any pics mac?

I have a question for anyone that has been to Vegas lately....... Is the Cosmopolitan still there???? Did the desert floor open up and swallow the Cosmo? I cant find any recent information about the Cosmo. Vegas TAT hasnt had any updates since April.

Anyone have any progress reports on this project?

Snotick
Jul 15, 2009, 6:15 PM
It just seems like the Cosmo has been very quiet lately. There has been a lot of scuttle about CC.

I was still under the impression that Cosmo would be opening the early 2010. But I keep hearing it may be mid 2010, or it could be delayed indefinately.

If it is early 2010, they should be announcing who is running the hotel (since Hyatt pulled the DEN label) Also, they need to get a gaming license for the Casino portion or someone to run the Casino.

Unless I missed something, I looks like Cosmo is more than 6 months from opening.

mac78130
Jul 15, 2009, 11:04 PM
The Cosmo is still there

I have a question for anyone that has been to Vegas lately....... Is the Cosmopolitan still there???? Did the desert floor open up and swallow the Cosmo? I cant find any recent information about the Cosmo. Vegas TAT hasnt had any updates since April.

Anyone have any progress reports on this project?

I posted this pic on page 353, pic taken on July 6.

flickr photo by midnightrose220 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28991725@N04/3711505342/in/set-72157621075955781/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2598/3711505342_07a2dbfe57_b.jpg

mac78130
Jul 15, 2009, 11:14 PM
flickr photo by segalbunn (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92726029@N00/3724043245/) best seen in original view
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/92726029@N00/3724043245/sizes/o/)
Harmon adding a new floor quickly.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3465/3724043245_06f704b01d_b.jpg

mac78130
Jul 15, 2009, 11:37 PM
flickr photo by rudyg39 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8319362@N08/3724452064/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2668/3724452064_007a493c5a_b.jpg

flickr phot by rudyg39 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8319362@N08/3723641875/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2555/3723641875_59fcd8da3a_b.jpg

mac78130
Jul 16, 2009, 12:00 AM
flickr photo by rudyg39 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8319362@N08/3723650153/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2489/3723650153_6c0b4471bc_b.jpg

rudyg39 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8319362@N08/3724460510/)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3466/3724460510_cb9c6cb41e_b.jpg

rudyg39 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8319362@N08/3723641459/)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3431/3723641459_8c9e05e8e5_b.jpg

mac78130
Jul 16, 2009, 12:04 AM
According to the twitter post by Planet Hollywood.

"phVegas: It's official! PH Towers Job Fair will be held on July 30-31"

Snotick
Jul 16, 2009, 12:44 AM
thanks for the pics. I saw the pics a few pages ago. But it seems like there has been no other news out of the Cosmo. I actually think that most people feel it is just part of the CC construction, therefor it gets included in the photos and discussions.

CharoogAjram
Jul 16, 2009, 3:56 AM
Nice photo update.
Thanks for posting it.

mac78130
Jul 16, 2009, 11:36 PM
CityCenter Sign
flickr photo by Las Vegas Lover (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alex-martinez/3726541623/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3524/3726541623_3d47441287_b.jpg

Crystal's sun glare.
flickr photo by Las Vegas Lover (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alex-martinez/3727329140/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2647/3727329140_90a6d9328d_b.jpg

photoLith
Jul 17, 2009, 2:15 AM
Wow, LV is actually starting to look like a real city.

mac78130
Jul 17, 2009, 4:50 AM
Nice Umbrellas.. :D

flickr photo by minkfink58 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/minkfink58/3727765725/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2649/3727765725_c0f91682b3_b.jpg

heyyoucharlie
Jul 17, 2009, 6:39 AM
It was 112 today and will probably be close to 115 tomorrow... Nice umbrellas indeed. :D

mac78130
Jul 17, 2009, 8:55 PM
"Fontainebleau moves to cancel conventions, worker contracts"

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/jul/17/fontainebleau-moves-cancel-conventions-worker-cont/

mac78130
Jul 17, 2009, 11:28 PM
flickr photo by snedegar pics (http://www.flickr.com/photos/29941325@N02/3728961583/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2638/3728961583_fbbe3a20ef_b.jpg

mac78130
Jul 17, 2009, 11:42 PM
I believe the arch is now connected...
http://live8.truelook.com/pimages/hooverdam/hooverdam_bypass_pa.1/1110211503339141/buf_8/1247777600003686.jpg
http://live8.truelook.com/face/sqface.jsp?func=live&name=/hooverdam/bypass/nevada&pan=-18.126364&tilt=-12.359638&panfov=29.395832&tiltfov=22.046875&overlay=default&skin=default&useapplet=true&time=1247873694023&width=640&height=480&quality=65&catalogname=catalog&zoom=1.4117647&imagemap.x=68&imagemap.y=95&imagemap.w=176&imagemap.h=177


http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh359/mac78130/hooverdambridge.jpg