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solediavolo
Jul 18, 2009, 11:11 AM
Yesterday, the Arizona Republic had an article on the Pat Tillman Bridge (the real hero the bridge should solely be named after).

In the article, this quote; "The gap between the two halves of the twin arches has narrowed to 80 feet...In August, the final center segment of each arch will be lowered into place."

The pics sure make it looks like it's there, but evidently they can't pour the last 80' of concrete.

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2009/07/17/20090717hoover0717.html#comments

hotdog
Jul 18, 2009, 3:56 PM
Way off topic, but Mike O'Callaghan was a war hero too, and it is appropriate to honor a person from each state. Anyway, you can definitely see a gap in the picture taken from the river (not sure when it was taken).

leftopolis
Jul 18, 2009, 4:55 PM
...In the article, this quote; "The gap between the two halves of the twin arches has narrowed to 80 feet...In August, the final center segment of each arch will be lowered into place."...


Well. that's right on schedule, as they have been all along. The official site said the arch would be done in September, quite some time ago.

I'm wondering if the article got the "lowered into place" part, right. I understood it's being made in situ--in other words, that sections of rebar/concrete are poured in place within a wood frame. At least that's how it's looked to me throughout the construction process. In that case, it would make sense that the final pour made in August, would be cured in Sept.

It's amazing seeing all those cables holding it up, eh?

solediavolo
Jul 18, 2009, 4:58 PM
Way off topic, but Mike O'Callaghan was a war hero too, and it is appropriate to honor a person from each state.

I missed that. Sorry. It's been frustrating, though for many Arizonans because we have Lori Piestewa have one of our most famous and beloved mountains and a freeway named after her in honor, but Pat's name shared in honor with someone else.

Krases
Jul 18, 2009, 6:35 PM
I missed that. Sorry. It's been frustrating, though for many Arizonans because we have Lori Piestewa have one of our most famous and beloved mountains and a freeway named after her in honor, but Pat's name shared in honor with someone else.

Well this isn't Arizona's bridge. Its a shared bridge between Arizona AND Nevada. If it was all located in Arizona then it would not need to share the name, but half of it is in Nevada. Plus its not like that can be the only thing named after Pat. How many George Washington bridges are there? A couple dozen?

So I would just say don't forget his name and put it on the next major project that comes along. Mike O'Callaghan isn't a bad name to share a bridge with.

mac78130
Jul 18, 2009, 9:18 PM
flickr photos by Mikenan1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikenan1/3730812853/) taken July 17
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3444/3730812853_37083b6f46_b.jpg

Mikenan1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikenan1/3731609728/)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3508/3731609728_424bf19ba1_b.jpg

mac78130
Jul 19, 2009, 3:44 AM
PH Tower turned out very nice
flickr photo by regra (http://www.flickr.com/photos/regra/3734029360/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2421/3734029360_eb784a5307_b.jpg

solediavolo
Jul 19, 2009, 5:07 AM
Well this isn't Arizona's bridge. Its a shared bridge between Arizona AND Nevada. If it was all located in Arizona then it would not need to share the name, but half of it is in Nevada. Plus its not like that can be the only thing named after Pat. How many George Washington bridges are there? A couple dozen?

So I would just say don't forget his name and put it on the next major project that comes along. Mike O'Callaghan isn't a bad name to share a bridge with.

Yeah, I realize that, now, after hotdog's post. That's why I said "I missed that(point). Sorry." I was trying to explain why I let myself overlook that.

Krases
Jul 19, 2009, 5:45 AM
Yeah, I realize that, now, after hotdog's post. That's why I said "I missed that(point). Sorry." I was trying to explain why I let myself overlook that.

Oh ok. It took me a while to realize why the bridge had two names myself.

@mac78130

I guess the final segment connecting the bridge will be in place very soon. PH towers look great, but I want to see another tower! lol

CHAPINM1
Jul 19, 2009, 6:52 AM
Oh ok. It took me a while to realize why the bridge had two names myself.

@mac78130

I guess the final segment connecting the bridge will be in place very soon. PH towers look great, but I want to see another tower! lol

I want that 46th floor pool!!!

Krases
Jul 21, 2009, 12:55 AM
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


I am totally getting a Half-Life 2 Combine vibe from the random orientation of the metal on that sign.

kenratboy
Jul 21, 2009, 4:36 AM
I am totally getting a Half-Life 2 Combine vibe from the random orientation of the metal on that sign.

You could not be more right.

mac78130
Jul 22, 2009, 7:33 AM
You might want to keep the towel on.. View of CityCenter Tram from Bellagio Spa tower

photo from http://www.vegaschatter.com/story/2009/5/21/11357/7775/vegas-travel/The_CityCenter_Monorail_Ruins_the_Bellagio_View

http://www.vegaschatter.com/files/3/citycenter_bellagio_bath_main.jpg

Krases
Jul 22, 2009, 10:13 PM
Well thats one incentive to upgrade to a room on a higher floor...

CityDreamer
Jul 23, 2009, 1:35 AM
There's probably reflective tinting on all the windows (you can see out, but people outside can't see in). That would be pretty dumb if there wasn't.

mac78130
Jul 23, 2009, 10:44 AM
Two ‘sponsors’ show interest in Fontainebleau investment :hmmm:

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/jul/23/two-sponsors-show-interest-fontainebleau-investmen/

mac78130
Jul 24, 2009, 12:31 AM
Open link and go to page 15... MGM Mirage has a few renderings of Aria's casino/lounge, spa and salon.. I'm sure there are more renderings that they are not showing, but the ones shown are major snoozefest. I'm not real impressed, so hopefully it will be better in person.

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/External.File?item=UGFyZW50SUQ9MzQzOTgxfENoaWxkSUQ9MzMwNjkxfFR5cGU9MQ==&t=1

Kirre
Jul 24, 2009, 12:40 AM
Bunch of new pictures of the PH tower by one of the designers.

http://www.postranecky.com/photos1.html

Xtreme215
Jul 24, 2009, 1:42 AM
Open link and go to page 15... MGM Mirage has a few renderings of Aria's casino/lounge, spa and salon.. I'm sure there are more renderings that they are not showing, but the ones shown are major snoozefest. I'm not real impressed, so hopefully it will be better in person.

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/External.File?item=UGFyZW50SUQ9MzQzOTgxfENoaWxkSUQ9MzMwNjkxfFR5cGU9MQ==&t=1

That also has the first rendering I've seen of the shortened Harmon tower on page 23.

mac78130
Jul 24, 2009, 1:50 AM
That also has the first rendering I've seen of the shortened Harmon tower on page 23.

I didn't even noticed.. good catch..

justdefended
Jul 24, 2009, 7:02 AM
Here's a before and after:

http://i29.tinypic.com/2dj9zl4.jpg

It actually doesn't look THAT much shorter; certainly not the half-size stump that the initial articles described. It's a good sign that it was hard to notice in the rendering to begin with.

mac78130
Jul 25, 2009, 5:33 AM
Golden Nugget’s new Rush Tower rooms go on sale August 1, opens Nov. 20.

http://www.vegasnews.com/10563/golden-nuggets-new-rush-tower-rooms-available-august-1.html

http://www.vegasnews.com/wp-content/uploads/rendering-of-new-golden-nugget-rush-tower-lobby-570.jpg

http://www.vegasnews.com/wp-content/uploads/rendering-of-golden-nugget-property-with-new-rush-tower-570.jpg
(photos from vegasnews.com (http://www.vegasnews.com/10563/golden-nuggets-new-rush-tower-rooms-available-august-1.html))

mac78130
Jul 25, 2009, 2:57 PM
flickr photo by Kamikaze Devilphish (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kamikaze_devilphish/3753041213/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2647/3753041213_c5dd9a4ba3_b.jpg

flickr photo by Kamikaze Devilphish (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kamikaze_devilphish/3753838930/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2161/3753838930_4bcd7ded2a_b.jpg

CityDreamer
Jul 25, 2009, 8:30 PM
Cool pics! Can't wait till they're finished with this!:banana:

CityDreamer
Jul 25, 2009, 8:41 PM
For a second, I almost thought the negative was reversed in the last pic because of the road below, until I realized it was just an illusion! It almost looks as if your looking west from the east side of the bridge, but it's the other way.

mac78130
Jul 27, 2009, 12:11 PM
Came across this rendering of The Crystals, I was wondering if that will be the exact locations of the stores?
Also a 3D fly through of steel construction. http://www.bdsglobal.com/videos/crystals-mall-las-vegas-video-fly-through.aspx

http://www.bdsglobal.com/images/commercial-08.jpg

http://www.bdsglobal.com/images/commercial-09.jpg

http://www.bdsglobal.com/commercial.aspx

Complex01
Jul 27, 2009, 5:19 PM
flickr photo by Kamikaze Devilphish (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kamikaze_devilphish/3753041213/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2647/3753041213_c5dd9a4ba3_b.jpg

flickr photo by Kamikaze Devilphish (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kamikaze_devilphish/3753838930/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2161/3753838930_4bcd7ded2a_b.jpg

WOW. It looks awesome. Cant wait till its finished. I will so drive on it. Very Kewl...

mac78130
Jul 28, 2009, 3:51 AM
flickr photo by Jay Abramson (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenoja/3764196362/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3538/3764196362_401bdc6396_b.jpg

Jay Abramson (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenoja/3763392811/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2583/3763392811_436a3edf21_b.jpg

mac78130
Jul 29, 2009, 4:50 AM
Upclose...
flickr photo by markstemp58 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/40397489@N00/3767903300/in/set-72157621613904710/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2569/3767903300_0455d2e6cb_b.jpg

Veer towers looking nice
flickr photo by markstemp58 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/40397489@N00/3767880282/in/set-72157621613904710/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2638/3767880282_c3a2508313_b.jpg

Veer glass reaching the top
flickr photo by markstemp58 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/40397489@N00/3767002697/in/set-72157621613904710/)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3533/3767002697_8e675c090f_b.jpg

mac78130
Jul 29, 2009, 4:52 AM
Aria and Cirque theater
flickr photo by markstemp58 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/40397489@N00/3767003325/in/set-72157621613904710/)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3159/3767003325_a45e441e7e_b.jpg

mac78130
Jul 29, 2009, 4:40 PM
Hard Rock Paradise Tower opening early
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/jul/29/hard-rock-ready-welcome-guests-new-tower/

http://media.lasvegassun.com/media/img/photos/2009/07/28/IMG_0017a_t651.jpg?f88c8649bbadbb805ebb7b1c2020cc5b10765421

justdefended
Jul 30, 2009, 4:49 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3533/3767002697_8e675c090f_b.jpg

Veer is turning out to be stunning. Will probably wind up being one of the most photographed pieces of the project.

Snotick
Jul 30, 2009, 6:21 PM
I found this article from Hotelsmag.com discussing the Cosmopolitan. This article states a Sept 2010 scheduled opening. It also states they are still in negotiations with Hilton and a gaming license has not been secured.

http://www.hotelsmag.com/article/CA6673551.html

This seems like it is taking forever. Heck Sept of 2010? Won't all of City Center be done by then? Didnt Cosmo start building before City Center?

justdefended
Jul 31, 2009, 8:56 PM
MGM to price cut CityCenter condos and talking to banks about arranging financing. Smart move. :cheers:

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aXr3Tfg2CJL8

mac78130
Aug 1, 2009, 10:57 AM
Good article in the Las Vegas Sun about the Hoover Dam Bridge, includes a video.
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/aug/01/ho/
http://media.lasvegassun.com/media/img/photos/2009/07/31/scaled.001_BYPASS_t651.jpg?f88c8649bbadbb805ebb7b1c2020cc5b10765421

mac78130
Aug 1, 2009, 11:16 AM
I found this article from Hotelsmag.com discussing the Cosmopolitan. This article states a Sept 2010 scheduled opening. It also states they are still in negotiations with Hilton and a gaming license has not been secured.

http://www.hotelsmag.com/article/CA6673551.html

This seems like it is taking forever. Heck Sept of 2010? Won't all of City Center be done by then? Didnt Cosmo start building before City Center?


Sept 2010... I wonder if the Harmon Hotel will be completed by that time as well.

I read that CAD International is working on the new interior design for the Cosmopolitan. They did the interior for the W Hotel and Residences that was canceled a few years back. Those renderings of the W Hotel are on their website and in my opinion would be perfect for the Cosmopolitan. You can check those renderings by following the link, go to the gallery and it will be the Hotel and Residences Las Vegas.

http://www.cadintl.com/

Here is the article mentioning CAD International... This article mentions a June 2010 opening, but I think a Sept. opening is more accuarte.
http://archrecord.construction.com/news/daily/archives/090716arquitectonica.asp

DrT
Aug 1, 2009, 4:34 PM
MGM to price cut CityCenter condos and talking to banks about arranging financing. Smart move. :cheers:

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aXr3Tfg2CJL8

" Details will be announced early in the U.S. fall season ...

I'm guessing 30% price reduction, but hoping for more. Developers of new buildings in Miami are having to go as low as $200/ foot to move condo product.

fishordie
Aug 1, 2009, 5:08 PM
Sept 2010... I wonder if the Harmon Hotel will be completed by that time as well.

I read that CAD International is working on the new interior design for the Cosmopolitan. They did the interior for the W Hotel and Residences that was canceled a few years back. Those renderings of the W Hotel are on their website and in my opinion would be perfect for the Cosmopolitan. You can check those renderings by following the link, go to the gallery and it will be the Hotel and Residences Las Vegas.

http://www.cadintl.com/

Here is the article mentioning CAD International... This article mentions a June 2010 opening, but I think a Sept. opening is more accuarte.
http://archrecord.construction.com/news/daily/archives/090716arquitectonica.asp

I could not disagree more. I was very much in the know about the W project and one of the reasons I did not participate was due to their choice of interior design. The look was more Neo 70's done cheaply. One reason I chose to get involved with the Cosmo, along with location and views, was I knew the Eichner's would design something special for the room interiors. Anyone who saw the models at either of the two locations would have seen the use of more expensive tiles, veneers and layouts than any or Hotel or Condo hotel in Vegas. Not everyone might like the actual colors or ??? but the overwhelming number of folks I took to the Models were BLOWN AWAY. For the new owners to have relied on Related Group, who have been nothing but a mess for Vegas unit purchasers, for choosing interior design and firms, was and is nothing short of bad business. Now Deutche is looking for new designs even though they have room designs right at their finger tips.

We do not know for sure how long the delay will be while this new design comes into existence but what a shame to lose those room interiors previously shown as models. Of course it will be interesting to see if the cost of materials goes up or down from the previous concepts but my guess is cost savings may be at the heart of the matter.

justdefended
Aug 1, 2009, 5:13 PM
I'm guessing 30% price reduction, but hoping for more. Developers of new buildings in Miami are having to go as low as $200/ foot to move condo product.

I think most buyers would be content with 30%. Minimum would probably be a 20% price cut. I don't think they'll go near 40 or 50 since there is a premium for the location, amenities etc. Financing options for each property would help to seal the deal.

This is really the last hurdle for them concerning CityCenter. Make closings happen, open the property to a tons of publicity in Dec., then start raking in cash from the casino, food & beverage and closings to turn the company around.

justdefended
Aug 2, 2009, 6:57 AM
Bloomberg just updated the CityCenter condo story to "MAY" cut prices. The final decision rests with the board of the CityCenter joint venture with Dubai World.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aP3Jrn9yjYgA

lfc4life
Aug 2, 2009, 11:06 AM
off topic but interesting article, i wonder will the vegas condo market ever get this bad http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090801/ap_on_re_us/us_lonely_highrise

mac78130
Aug 2, 2009, 4:02 PM
Here is the illumesh I had mentioned awhile back. It's attached to the tram section that crosses the road to Aria.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmkIRLVNUCk

Krases
Aug 2, 2009, 9:46 PM
Here is the illumesh I had mentioned awhile back. It's attached to the tram section that crosses the road to Aria.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmkIRLVNUCk

Is that it or will there be a lot more of it?

heyyoucharlie
Aug 2, 2009, 10:07 PM
:previous: I would bet that is streatchs out along long "visable" parts of the railway.

IMO Looks pretty cool.

mac78130
Aug 3, 2009, 12:51 AM
flickr photo by fred 306 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37541410@N03/3783081626/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2620/3783081626_e10758cd47_b.jpg

mac78130
Aug 3, 2009, 12:58 AM
Vdara opens in two months!!:cheers:

justdefended
Aug 4, 2009, 5:42 AM
According to the MGM Conference Call:

Vdara opening delayed from Oct. 1 to Dec. 1.

Mandarin, Veer, and Crystals still scheduled for Dec. 3.

Aria still on for Dec. 16.

132,000 nights booked for Aria and 61,000 nights booked for Vdara.

Crystals will be 48% open by Dec. and 84% open by Apr. 2010.

Closings for Mandarin will start in Dec., followed by Veer in Jan. and Vdara in Feb. MGM said they are working on closing plan to safeguard a smooth transition for residential buyers. But no mention of the price cut yet.

mac78130
Aug 4, 2009, 11:51 AM
According to the MGM Conference Call:

Vdara opening delayed from Oct. 1 to Dec. 1.

Mandarin, Veer, and Crystals still scheduled for Dec. 3.

Aria still on for Dec. 16.

132,000 nights booked for Aria and 61,000 nights booked for Vdara.

Crystals will be 48% open by Dec. and 84% open by Apr. 2010.

Closings for Mandarin will start in Dec., followed by Veer in Jan. and Vdara in Feb. MGM said they are working on closing plan to safeguard a smooth transition for residential buyers. But no mention of the price cut yet.

I was surprised when they mentioned the Crystals will only be 48% open by Dec.
I wonder what push Vdara's opening date back?

lfc4life
Aug 4, 2009, 1:53 PM
I wonder what push Vdara's opening date back?

probably access to and from the tower itself, the strip entrance won't be anyways near complete by october, also not very safe having residents and guests walking through what would still basically be a giant worksite

mac78130
Aug 4, 2009, 3:22 PM
flickr photo by Linder G (http://www.flickr.com/photos/14541775@N05/3786505814/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2479/3786505814_bfe8e24001_b.jpg

Linder G (http://www.flickr.com/photos/14541775@N05/3785693681/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2502/3785693681_bd3c7520cd_b.jpg

mac78130
Aug 4, 2009, 3:27 PM
flickr photo by Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hardrockhotellasvegas/sets/72157621812829417/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2596/3786171705_8101fe3fa6_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2523/3786974228_1bc382fd80_b.jpg

neworleans
Aug 5, 2009, 5:31 AM
according to their website, Marriott Springhill Suites opens next month.

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/laspr-springhill-suites-las-vegas-convention-center/

mac78130
Aug 5, 2009, 4:42 PM
Fontainebleau's lawsuit against banks moves from bankruptcy court to the federal district court in Miami.

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/aug/05/fontainebleaus-suit-against-lenders-moved-bankrupt/

CharoogAjram
Aug 5, 2009, 6:48 PM
http://i25.tinypic.com/xdp4k.jpg

Louis Vuitton logo up at the Crystals. Looks really nice.

mac78130
Aug 5, 2009, 8:54 PM
Louis Vuitton logo up at the Crystals. Looks really nice.

So the rendering was accurate
http://www.bdsglobal.com/images/commercial-08.jpg

BrandonJXN
Aug 5, 2009, 9:51 PM
Is there any way that City Center will integrate Cosmo? I'm pretty sure that since they are right next door to each other and the same style of architecture that people think they are already one huge project.

jazfingr
Aug 5, 2009, 10:18 PM
Is there any way that City Center will integrate Cosmo? I'm pretty sure that since they are right next door to each other and the same style of architecture that people think they are already one huge project.

Cosmo will never be part of CC because CC is going for their LEED (green) certification and Cosmo is not green. Now, I suppose that MGM could eventually purchase Cosmo, but they wouldn't call it "part of CityCenter".

justdefended
Aug 6, 2009, 2:17 AM
The Vdara website is now updated to take reservations on Dec. 1.

According the conference call, Vdara is commanding rates above every current MGM property except for Bellagio. Aria is booking at 5 to 10% above Bellagio rates.

mac78130
Aug 6, 2009, 2:58 AM
The Vdara website is now updated to take reservations on Dec. 1.

According the conference call, Vdara is commanding rates above every current MGM property except for Bellagio. Aria is booking at 5 to 10% above Bellagio rates.

I heard that some people whose reservations got canceled at Vdara are receiving comped rooms for future use....

The rates are kind of high that opening week which is normally a slow week.. but I'll still be there :)

justdefended
Aug 6, 2009, 4:46 AM
I heard that some people whose reservations got canceled at Vdara are receiving comped rooms for future use....

The rates are kind of high that opening week which is normally a slow week.. but I'll still be there :)

Good to hear that they're already putting customer service first. Vdara should be a pretty upscale experience. The interior design is full of vibrant color and creative decor. If they have the service down I think it'll be a pretty popular offering as a non-gaming hotel on the Strip.

mac78130
Aug 6, 2009, 1:34 PM
MGM Mirage released a video today about CityCenter. Nice to see some interior shots..
http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/mgm/39529/

"First-ever fleet of stretch limos powered by clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG)"
http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/mgm/39529/images/39529-hi-CityCenter.jpg

mac78130
Aug 6, 2009, 3:19 PM
Harmon: Looks like the 25th floor will be added soon :)
flickr photo by Linda♫ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/linda_/3782199793/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2531/3782199793_194cb13430_b.jpg

mac78130
Aug 6, 2009, 3:22 PM
The tram station looks kind of odd.
flickr photo by Jay Abramson (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenoja/3790390961/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2580/3790390961_5c960914b8_b.jpg

Krases
Aug 6, 2009, 4:20 PM
Is the South West corner of Planet Hollywood (county land I believe) being used as one of CC's staging centers or is there some sort of project planned that I didn't know about?

ieguy441
Aug 6, 2009, 5:57 PM
Is the South West corner of Planet Hollywood (county land I believe) being used as one of CC's staging centers or is there some sort of project planned that I didn't know about?

It's work for the Harmon realignment.

Zach6668
Aug 6, 2009, 5:57 PM
Is the South West corner of Planet Hollywood (county land I believe) being used as one of CC's staging centers or is there some sort of project planned that I didn't know about?

Isn't that where Harmon road will be re-aligned to?

neworleans
Aug 6, 2009, 6:56 PM
MGM Mirage released a video today about CityCenter.
http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/mgm/39529/


i love the look of the crystals

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3445/3795278047_d6176cfd7a_o.jpg

justdefended
Aug 6, 2009, 10:02 PM
i love the look of the crystals

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3445/3795278047_d6176cfd7a_o.jpg

What a gorgeous shot. There's so many design elements in one space its amazing. Nice to see everything coming together. Even all the work areas look less haphazard then they used to.

mac78130
Aug 7, 2009, 12:44 AM
Looks like Harmon Ave is blocked off.
flickr photo by garysielaff (http://www.flickr.com/photos/garyinvegas/3795970003/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2608/3795970003_5eb8a9bf7b_b.jpg

mdiederi
Aug 8, 2009, 3:50 AM
In the quarterly conference call a couple days ago, Boyd Gaming CEO Keith Smith said they are redesigning Echelon.

Krases
Aug 8, 2009, 5:59 AM
In the quarterly conference call a couple days ago, Boyd Gaming CEO Keith Smith said they are redesigning Echelon.

Oh my. I take it they will make it smaller or break it down into more modular phases of construction.

mac78130
Aug 8, 2009, 10:18 AM
In the quarterly conference call a couple days ago, Boyd Gaming CEO Keith Smith said they are redesigning Echelon.

The Echelon website is back up, but it still has the same renderings. Hopefully in the future they will update it, if they do decide to move on with the project.

mac78130
Aug 8, 2009, 10:31 AM
Oh my. I take it they will make it smaller or break it down into more modular phases of construction.

"With regard to Echelon, Smith said the company continues to review its options for this site. Part of that review includes investigating alternative design approaches for the project, reiterated Smith. The options being considered include developing the project in phases, alternative capital structures, scope modifications, and additional strategic partnerships"

http://www.globest.com/news/1468_1468/lasvegas/180293-1.html

mac78130
Aug 8, 2009, 11:23 AM
Starting to look sharp :tup:
flickr photo by estelle cadre (http://www.flickr.com/photos/39731011@N07/3800373126/)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3509/3800373126_301daa01cd_b.jpg

Krases
Aug 8, 2009, 4:48 PM
"With regard to Echelon, Smith said the company continues to review its options for this site. Part of that review includes investigating alternative design approaches for the project, reiterated Smith. The options being considered include developing the project in phases, alternative capital structures, scope modifications, and additional strategic partnerships"


Yay I was right! Wooo!

But they are making it smaller. Oh well.

DMaldon762
Aug 8, 2009, 5:36 PM
"With regard to Echelon, Smith said the company continues to review its options for this site. Part of that review includes investigating alternative design approaches for the project, reiterated Smith. The options being considered include developing the project in phases, alternative capital structures, scope modifications, and additional strategic partnerships"

http://www.globest.com/news/1468_1468/lasvegas/180293-1.html

I still feel they should dump the Echelon name and go back to Stardust for the main resort casino name.

mac78130
Aug 10, 2009, 4:38 PM
Came across the Crystals website today. Includes interior renderings (some we have seen before), construction shots and a short interesting video.
http://www.crystalsatcitycenter.com/photo-gallery.aspx


http://www.crystalsatcitycenter.com/images/gallery/interior/image-7.jpg

http://www.crystalsatcitycenter.com/images/gallery/construction/04-21-2009.jpg

http://www.crystalsatcitycenter.com/images/gallery/construction/06-23-2009-(2).jpg

http://www.crystalsatcitycenter.com/images/gallery/construction/06-30-2009.jpg

mac78130
Aug 10, 2009, 4:49 PM
Harmon Ave one hot mess.. Should be stunning when all is done.

flickr photo by kgunnar (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kgunnar/3806184495/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2667/3806184495_dbf2ed77bf_o.jpg

Harmon Hotel currently working on the 25th floor.
flickr photo by kgunnar (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kgunnar/3807003270/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2527/3807003270_4c7c369fc1_o.jpg

BrandonJXN
Aug 10, 2009, 5:50 PM
How many stories will The Harmon end up being?

mac78130
Aug 10, 2009, 6:15 PM
How many stories will The Harmon end up being?

Not sure yet.. But for sure no more than 30 stories.

justdefended
Aug 10, 2009, 6:34 PM
Gawd Harmon is F-ed up. I like this new ground level pic of Crystals, really gives you the sense of scale that the space will have.

The winding treehouse restaurant nside looks amazing. And the thought of ice sculptures that reshape each time they rise from the ground is awesome.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2667/3806184495_dbf2ed77bf_o.jpg

mac78130
Aug 11, 2009, 11:32 PM
Let the advertisement begin...
flickr photo by maxundmichi (http://www.flickr.com/photos/max_michi_weltreise/3815245391/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2575/3815245391_2c74760f5d_o.jpg

jacksteroo
Aug 12, 2009, 12:00 AM
Hi Jake,

There's a site recently setup at http://www.vdaracondobuyers.com

Hope this helps.

--Jack

justdefended
Aug 12, 2009, 2:13 AM
Hehe, what better way to advertise for CityCenter than to have ads on the buildings. I wonder if Veer residents will get paid when there's a leaning poster of Grey Goose on the building.

From Hotel Chatter; this is the view of CityCenter from the Hotel32 lounge, Lounge32. Great view!

http://www.hotelchatter.com/files/1425/viewfromhotel32.jpg

ScottG
Aug 12, 2009, 7:11 PM
speaking of advertising - where the city center marquee sign in the front? the one in back is underway, but nothing for the front?

mac78130
Aug 12, 2009, 7:41 PM
speaking of advertising - where the city center marquee sign in the front? the one in back is underway, but nothing for the front?

I'm not sure if there will be one in the front... :hmmm:

CharoogAjram
Aug 12, 2009, 8:07 PM
speaking of advertising - where the city center marquee sign in the front? the one in back is underway, but nothing for the front?

I highly doubt they need one.

The whole project is huge enough, and they really don't have much space for a marquee IMO.

ondarox
Aug 13, 2009, 12:51 AM
About 4 months away until PCC opens... anyone have a guess as to the signature feature at Aria designed by WET Designs? I heard that it is going to be a mixture of different elements- I'm assuming water and fire? Also, I am guessing that the feature is in the middle circle at the porte cochere... perhaps it isn't?

justdefended
Aug 13, 2009, 1:46 AM
About 4 months away until PCC opens... anyone have a guess as to the signature feature at Aria designed by WET Designs? I heard that it is going to be a mixture of different elements- I'm assuming water and fire? Also, I am guessing that the feature is in the middle circle at the porte cochere... perhaps it isn't?

It's still under wraps, but initial renderings display a water and light show. I'm sure it'll be better than that because it will reportedly cost $25 million to build.

justdefended
Aug 13, 2009, 1:52 AM
Here is some great insight on the floorplan at Aria from Two Way Hard Three:

http://www.ratevegas.com/blog/2009/08/exploring_arias.html

The hotel will supposedly have two levels, with the promenade level home to the Cirque theatre, The Buffet, pool deck, restaurants, and nightclub. :cheers:

mac78130
Aug 13, 2009, 3:46 AM
About 4 months away until PCC opens... anyone have a guess as to the signature feature at Aria designed by WET Designs? I heard that it is going to be a mixture of different elements- I'm assuming water and fire? Also, I am guessing that the feature is in the middle circle at the porte cochere... perhaps it isn't?

Yes the feature will be in the middle circle. I have a thought it would be similar to the water feature outside Burj Al Arab. But only time will tell...

http://www.wetdesign.com/client/burjalarab/burj11.jpg
http://www.wetdesign.com/portfolio.html

mac78130
Aug 13, 2009, 4:39 AM
Also from TwoWayHardThree... there is some talk about Encore removing the Las Vegas Strip porte cochère and replacing it with a bar/nightclub and swimming pools.

http://www.ratevegas.com/blog/2009/08/encore_to_repla.html

http://agenda.co.clark.nv.us/sirepub/cache/2/spyodtuan33lnarpswvuiibv/16648808122009060205401.PDF

mac78130
Aug 13, 2009, 4:47 AM
The "fins" of Veer
flickr photo by archurban (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76145799@N00/3810197685/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2472/3810197685_53d6c1be95_b.jpg

mdiederi
Aug 13, 2009, 1:31 PM
Turnberry West, the general contractor for Fontainebleau, has had their license in Nevada suspended for six months.

mdiederi
Aug 13, 2009, 1:33 PM
CityCenter will have a large video display sign built into the front of the Crystals.

mdiederi
Aug 13, 2009, 1:35 PM
The proposed five hundred foot tall sign on the Holy Cow building has been approved at only 100 feet tall. Thank God!

ondarox
Aug 13, 2009, 2:28 PM
Yes the feature will be in the middle circle. I have a thought it would be similar to the water feature outside Burj Al Arab. But only time will tell...

http://www.wetdesign.com/client/burjalarab/burj11.jpg
http://www.wetdesign.com/portfolio.html

Thanks for the replies. I had hope the feature would be more dramatic than the one al Burj Al Arab, but realistically... that probably won't happen. I remember reading somewhere (don't know if it is fact, or a suggestion... I'm now beginning to think the latter) that the feature should rival Bellagio and Mirage in technology and as a spectacle.

mac78130
Aug 14, 2009, 12:12 AM
Cirque Theater... Pool area filling out nice.
flickr photo by huliana90212 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/33005380@N00/3814955861/in/set-72157622024240368/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3483/3814955861_4dccb4e5bd_b.jpg

mac78130
Aug 14, 2009, 12:18 AM
A few photos of Hotel32 are on Huliana's flickr photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/33005380@N00/sets/72157622024240368/)

justdefended
Aug 14, 2009, 6:53 AM
The Cirque Theater looks so good. Even the landscape curving around it looks great. Really is a contemporary building that could fit in any major city.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3483/3814955861_4dccb4e5bd_b.jpg[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=mac78130;4404978]Cirque Theater... Pool area filling out nice.
flickr photo by huliana90212 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/33005380@N00/3814955861/in/set-72157622024240368/)