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mac78130
Aug 14, 2009, 3:03 PM
The National Clean Energy Summit got a tour of CityCenter and these two photos really show the immense size of the project :)

flickr photo by Center for American Progress Action Fund (http://www.flickr.com/photos/americanprogressaction/3820700320/in/set-72157622005401876/)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3429/3820700320_e57b90acc2_b.jpg

Veer East lobby glass being installed...
flickr photo by Center For American Progress Action Fund (http://www.flickr.com/photos/americanprogressaction/3820700254/in/set-72157622005401876/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2499/3820700254_d2602ca445_b.jpg

mac78130
Aug 14, 2009, 10:22 PM
I love this shot of the PH TOWERS

Image from Las Vegas Sun Article: Planet Hollywood financial troubles
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/aug/14/planet-hollywood-reports-worsening-finances-quarte/
http://media.lasvegassun.com/media/img/photos/2009/08/14/scaled.WestgateTowercrTD_t652.jpg?1b9ad394c43bb038fa9e51a462e45d6568471167

neworleans
Aug 14, 2009, 11:25 PM
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

i think someone a ways back on this forum said the citycenter destroyed the the views from the monte carlo (reffering to the hotel rooms and not the pool area).... NO WAY!!! the monte carlo has great views all around... especially those facing the city center.

I think the guy who wrote it was just a passerby on this forum & had like 10,000 posts so he was probably just going from forum to forum adding comments.

CharoogAjram
Aug 14, 2009, 11:40 PM
^^ At first it did look like CityCenter would block Monte Carlo's views, but now that they have removed a lot of cranes, and that they are slowly cleaning up all the mess, and most of the construction is done, the views actually aren't bad.

mac78130
Aug 15, 2009, 12:33 AM
Here's a better video of Hotel32 from youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOEMdy8BSyA

neworleans
Aug 15, 2009, 4:27 AM
slightly old article but exciting news for those who live in north las vegas. I15 north will open 5 months ahead of schedule

http://www.lvrj.com/news/51734697.html

lfc4life
Aug 15, 2009, 1:52 PM
i think someone a ways back on this forum said the citycenter destroyed the the views from the monte carlo (reffering to the hotel rooms and not the pool area).... NO WAY!!! the monte carlo has great views all around... especially those facing the city center.

I think the guy who wrote it was just a passerby on this forum & had like 10,000 posts so he was probably just going from forum to forum adding comments.

the views will still be there but having a 600ft tower(s) on the north side will be different, off topic the pool area at monte carlo has been reduced dramatically with city center and the tennis courts are now gone :(

http://i27.tinypic.com/2qcjfc6.jpg

source:bing.com

mac78130
Aug 15, 2009, 4:29 PM
Let's see if MGM Mirage will lower the prices on the condos at Citycenter.

"CityCenter broker Bob Hamrick said MGM Mirage and Dubai World, its partner in the project, will announce any readjusted prices by early September."

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/aug/15/citycenter-gives-buyers-hope/

solediavolo
Aug 15, 2009, 6:05 PM
i think someone a ways back on this forum said the citycenter destroyed the the views from the monte carlo (reffering to the hotel rooms and not the pool area).... NO WAY!!! the monte carlo has great views all around... especially those facing the city center.

I think the guy who wrote it was just a passerby on this forum & had like 10,000 posts so he was probably just going from forum to forum adding comments.

Unless I missed someone else saying the same thing, that was me you were referring to. I definately don't post much, but I read the forum quite a bit. Either scenario shouldn't affect having an opinion, though.

I made mention of the views a couple times, I think. After I stayed a couple days in the MC and posted some pics, and once last spring after someone posted new pics of the theatre.

I have to stand by what I said then, but I think for different reasons than you might think. To be clear, my thoughts were eventually based on pictures of the new Cirque theatre which is right there, looking over the pool. Not the further off high rises. And I was reflecting what the daughter and wife thought at the time. I actually felt it would be kinda interesting, but it wasn't too hard to gather that my interests, as well as the tastes of posters on this board, would be completely different than most folks using the pool. People here are going to find the views interesting because they have an affection for architecture. Most people just see something right in their face that's completely different from the surroundings they imagined they entered and see a distraction. Those who enjoy architecture see and admire the beauty of the art.

My wife and daughter thought the views would make them feel cramped in and it took away the bit of tropical feel they sought. The view gave them a real close-up of a wherehouse-district, and they didn't like the bold interference into their imaginations.

So, to reiterate, my guess is that once you get outside the views of those of us who have an interest in this sort of thing, many will feel as my wife and daughter did.

justdefended
Aug 15, 2009, 6:14 PM
MGM expected to price cut CityCenter condos by 30 percent:

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/aug/15/get-em-while-theyre-cold/

This is according to two realtors. One says in some cases it could be more than 30 percent, which would imply that Vdara could see a larger cut to secure lending. :cheers:

mac78130
Aug 15, 2009, 10:12 PM
Cosmopolitan:
Looks like the blue lighting will be used on the podium as well...
flickr photo by jpozadzides (http://www.flickr.com/photos/john-pozadzides/3823403267/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2445/3823403267_53937d4527_b.jpg

fishordie
Aug 15, 2009, 11:20 PM
I just left the strip a few hours ago. City center is not as bad as I once thought but still, in my mind a monstrosity. I do not like big New York city scenes so this is just my opinion. Cosmo is a disaster in the making..... Unfortunately I have 3 units there... at least for now. The glass color is just nowhere near what was depicted as it is now a very drab dark grey with a bit of blue rather than the Aqua blue that was depicted. Ugggghhhhhhhh. Looking at the entrances, both off Harmon for drive in and walkin off L.V. Blvd. I am horrified at what I see. Those slanted glass sections are just not worth the price of admission. Almost like Seattle in the Winter. Just no feeling to the place. The long length of cement wall, even with the supposed water features off Harmon give me no feeling of life or excitement at all.
I keep hoping it will get better. Thank goodness the North facing views from Cosmo of the Belagio will make this off the hook once inside. As I said before, I do not like the cold skylines of big cities. Belagio will always be my standard of elegance for Vegas. But, it is what it is...... I still have my fingers crossed. Interesting to see what the full opening of MGM city center will have in relation to taking visitors away from Wynn and Trump.

FOD

neworleans
Aug 15, 2009, 11:39 PM
i understand what you're getting at solediavolo, but all the structures at citycenter are far enough away from the MC tower that it still gives each room a large panoramic view... i came across a building that just went up in seattle, called 1918 8th ave, that blocked all the views of the balconies of the adjacent building facing it. here's 2 pics.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/22735045@N08/3823965797/sizes/o/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/22735045@N08/3824805590/sizes/o/

mac78130
Aug 16, 2009, 12:41 AM
Arch looks complete :tup:

http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh359/mac78130/hooverdambridge-1.jpg
http://live8.truelook.com/face/sqface.jsp?name=/hooverdam/bypass&func=live&overlay=default

Krases
Aug 16, 2009, 1:43 AM
Yay! The next few months are going to be interesting for the bridge. Next up is road surface I believe. I wonder what its observation area will be like?

mac78130
Aug 16, 2009, 2:34 AM
Everything is coming along quickly.. Veer West glass has reached the top.. The metallic roof of the Crystals looks great. I'm still disappointed with the tram stations, but it is what it is.....

flickr photo by taniasews (http://www.flickr.com/photos/taniasews/3825082016/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2479/3825082016_257b305a39_b.jpg

solediavolo
Aug 16, 2009, 3:56 AM
i understand what you're getting at solediavolo, but all the structures at citycenter are far enough away from the MC tower that it still gives each room a large panoramic view... i [/URL]


Oh, I hear ya. That's why I said in my post, "To be clear, my thoughts were eventually based on pictures of the new Cirque theatre which is right there, looking over the pool. Not the further off high rises."

I was pretty much talking about the theatre, which every time I look reminds me of Paulie Walnuts sitting outside Satriale's butcher shop, tanning with that reflective metal thing. It just looks like one ginormous reflective tanning thingamajing. So I guess that's actually perfect for a pool setting.

neworleans
Aug 16, 2009, 4:41 AM
ok solediavolo, we're both right... hahahahahah :D

solediavolo
Aug 16, 2009, 1:11 PM
http://gothamist.com/attachments/jen/2007_06_paulietan.jpg

mac78130
Aug 16, 2009, 11:55 PM
http://www.vegasrex.com/newsimages/aria-wrap2.jpg
http://www.vegasrex.com/2009/08/16/we-fan-vegas/

Plokoon11
Aug 17, 2009, 12:18 AM
How do they change the advertisements?

Snotick
Aug 17, 2009, 12:23 AM
How do they change the advertisements?

Maybe they implode the building and start fresh :jester:

mac78130
Aug 17, 2009, 1:00 AM
Found some older pics of Veer.. to large to post so follow link.

http://www.rmstructures.com/wp-content/gallery/city-center-residential-towers-1-2/looking-at-west-veer-from-east-001.jpg

http://www.rmstructures.com/wp-content/gallery/city-center-residential-towers-1-2/looking-at-west-veer-from-east-002.jpg

http://www.rmstructures.com/wp-content/gallery/city-center-residential-towers-1-2/looking-at-west-veer-from-east-003.jpg

justdefended
Aug 17, 2009, 4:17 AM
http://www.vegasrex.com/newsimages/aria-wrap2.jpg
http://www.vegasrex.com/2009/08/16/we-fan-vegas/

We Mandarin Vegas, i.e. take Vegas service to the next level.

neworleans
Aug 17, 2009, 4:25 AM
i thought it meant "we orient vegas"... as in nationality

colemonkee
Aug 17, 2009, 6:42 AM
It could also mean "we fan Vegas", as in, they've become a fan of Vegas on Facebook. yuk yuk yuk.

mac78130
Aug 17, 2009, 8:12 PM
"Fontainebleau, banks take steps to resume construction"... It would be great to see this project start back up, it looked like it had a lot to offer...

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/aug/17/fontainebleau-banks-take-steps-resume-construction/

mac78130
Aug 18, 2009, 12:16 AM
flickr photo by sommerspeople (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sommerspeople/3831007278/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2650/3831007278_6d388f92ff_b.jpg

CHAPINM1
Aug 18, 2009, 5:52 AM
Ahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! I love the pool area at the Monte Carlo, I was there in May 2007, what's changed since then?! They better NOT have taken out the floating and wave pools...

lfc4life
Aug 18, 2009, 3:52 PM
Ahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! I love the pool area at the Monte Carlo, I was there in May 2007, what's changed since then?! They better NOT have taken out the floating and wave pools...

no the wave pool and lazy river are still there, you can still see them in one of mac78130 photos that he uploaded (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=4408092&postcount=7216) they reduced the size of the area, the wave pool is now right up against city center so much less place to lounge around and the tennis courts are gone

justdefended
Aug 18, 2009, 11:03 PM
Lookin good.

http://img.pikchur.com/pic_Ffz_l.jpg

mac78130
Aug 18, 2009, 11:26 PM
Lookin good.

http://img.pikchur.com/pic_Ffz_l.jpg

Harmon: looks like the support forms are set up to add the 26th floor.. wonder what the final floor count will be?

Thymant
Aug 19, 2009, 1:25 AM
The Harmon continued construction; Thats good news!

justdefended
Aug 19, 2009, 6:29 AM
Harmon: looks like the support forms are set up to add the 26th floor.. wonder what the final floor count will be?

I remember a CC rep said that it would be 30 stories. 30 or more would be great!

mac78130
Aug 19, 2009, 5:56 PM
From Mandarin's Facebook:

"Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, opening December 2009, has been fitted with two oversized building wraps on the hotel’s south exterior and Strip-side ballroom. The building’s south-facing façade is adorned with a 144-foot by 144-foot “We ‘Fan’ Vegas” screen wrap, a playful pictogram using the Group’s well-recognized symbol – the fan. The Strip-side ballroom’s floor-to-ceiling glass windows are fitted with a colorful version of the hotel Group’s celebrity fan campaign. Twelve of the Group’s most recognizable fans will overlook the Strip-front Grand Ballroom. The Mandarin Oriental ‘Fan’ campaign features celebrity “fans” who regularly stay at the hotels and consider themselves to be fans of the Group."

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs127.snc1/5456_133845947520_90120237520_2253884_2361559_n.jpg

http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs147.snc1/5456_133845747520_90120237520_2253882_759999_n.jpg

mac78130
Aug 19, 2009, 6:05 PM
Love that flat screen
Monte Carlo Hotel32 (last post for Hotel32 I swear :notacrook: )

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/aug/19/monte-carlo-shows-new-boutique-style-hotel32/
http://media.lasvegassun.com/media/img/photos/2009/08/18/hotel32.019a_t651.jpg?f88c8649bbadbb805ebb7b1c2020cc5b10765421:notacrook:

mac78130
Aug 19, 2009, 6:28 PM
Harmon looks great! The landscaping really softens the enviroment. Paneling is being added to the pedestrian bridge.... Can't wait to see this in person!

flickr photo by Fearless Zombie (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fearlesszombie/3836791018/sizes/o/in/set-72157621958749763/) (link will take you to original size)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3421/3836791018_13bfe105e6_b.jpg

mac78130
Aug 19, 2009, 7:02 PM
PH Towers: There's water in the pool :D

http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/phvegas/6mDZc4Q0Yulv9d9FNgeL8yEDFL34bSDfQPU4mDEh9EyCGawYanGnSWDy2Vt5/IMG_2099.jpg
http://phvegas.posterous.com/

mac78130
Aug 19, 2009, 7:17 PM
The CityCenter website has be redone. The layout is much easier to navigate.

http://www.citycenter.com/

justdefended
Aug 20, 2009, 2:16 AM
From Mandarin's Facebook:

"Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, opening December 2009, has been fitted with two oversized building wraps on the hotel’s south exterior and Strip-side ballroom. The building’s south-facing façade is adorned with a 144-foot by 144-foot “We ‘Fan’ Vegas” screen wrap, a playful pictogram using the Group’s well-recognized symbol – the fan. The Strip-side ballroom’s floor-to-ceiling glass windows are fitted with a colorful version of the hotel Group’s celebrity fan campaign. Twelve of the Group’s most recognizable fans will overlook the Strip-front Grand Ballroom. The Mandarin Oriental ‘Fan’ campaign features celebrity “fans” who regularly stay at the hotels and consider themselves to be fans of the Group."

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs127.snc1/5456_133845947520_90120237520_2253884_2361559_n.jpg

http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs147.snc1/5456_133845747520_90120237520_2253882_759999_n.jpg

So it WAS we FAN vegas haha. DUH.

mac78130
Aug 21, 2009, 3:39 PM
flickr photo by D168629K (http://www.flickr.com/photos/32828971@N00/3841439235/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2622/3841439235_d828848eea_b.jpg

worldpool
Aug 21, 2009, 3:45 PM
aria keeping smoke from the dealers http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/aug/21/aria-protect-blackjack-dealers-smoke/

mac78130
Aug 26, 2009, 12:14 AM
The Cosmo lighting caught my eye in this pic. I'm trying to picture this lighting up and down the building..:hmmm:
flickr photo by ltinerant (http://www.flickr.com/photos/itinerant/3857435654/)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3613/3857435654_14bca255ff.jpg

justdefended
Aug 26, 2009, 3:41 AM
New shot of the CityCenter freeway sign taken with a phone cam.

http://i29.tinypic.com/bjwxv.jpg

mac78130
Aug 26, 2009, 5:15 AM
New shot of the CityCenter freeway sign taken with a phone cam.


Interesting.. I wonder if the CityCenter logo will sit on top??


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/be/CityCenter_Logo.png

image from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CityCenter_Las_Vegas

mac78130
Aug 26, 2009, 6:16 AM
Support cables being removed

http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh359/mac78130/hoover.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=1251267130260&width=640&height=480&quality=65&catalogname=catalog

metroXpress
Aug 26, 2009, 3:31 PM
thanks for the wonderful update....

justdefended
Aug 26, 2009, 9:11 PM
I would think that they would use it to brand CityCenter as a whole rather than just Aria. At any rate, it's a pleasant surprise that they are putting the same artistic effort into freeway signage.


Interesting.. I wonder if the CityCenter logo will sit on top??


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/be/CityCenter_Logo.png

image from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CityCenter_Las_Vegas

mac78130
Aug 27, 2009, 2:13 AM
Judge sides with banks...

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/aug/26/fontainebleau-suffers-defeat-judge-sides-banks/

mac78130
Aug 27, 2009, 2:52 AM
Photos from CityCenter website, under the gallery section
http://www.citycenter.com/

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

http://www.citycenter.com/images/vision/construction/construction_5.jpg

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

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

Thymant
Aug 27, 2009, 3:13 AM
Whats going on with fontainebleau, I havent heard anything about it for a while?

justdefended
Aug 27, 2009, 4:19 AM
Photos from CityCenter website, under the gallery section
http://www.citycenter.com/

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

http://www.citycenter.com/images/vision/construction/construction_5.jpg

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

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

Looks so good. Only three months to go!

About Fontainebleau, it is a shame that banks had to abruptly cut funding, however the project did require an amount of credit that simply isn't available in this market. Their best hope is mediation between the banks and a combination of investors to get the project finished.

Also sad is that Bofa valued the project at 1.76 billion when it would require 3.2 billion. Almost devalued by half!

mac78130
Aug 27, 2009, 7:31 PM
flickr photo by natchie (http://www.flickr.com/photos/runa_pee/3861598102/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2506/3861598102_1c3039294c_b.jpg

natchie (http://www.flickr.com/photos/runa_pee/3860810901/in/set-72157621999476201/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2450/3860810901_87c5f8b9f7_b.jpg

justdefended
Aug 27, 2009, 8:01 PM
The Harmon is stunning. It definitely looks taller now. I'm counting 26 floors now...is this right mac?

flickr photo by natchie (http://www.flickr.com/photos/runa_pee/3861598102/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2506/3861598102_1c3039294c_b.jpg

natchie (http://www.flickr.com/photos/runa_pee/3860810901/in/set-72157621999476201/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2450/3860810901_87c5f8b9f7_b.jpg

mac78130
Aug 27, 2009, 9:19 PM
The Harmon is stunning. It definitely looks taller now. I'm counting 26 floors now...is this right mac?


Yup.. 26 floors. It seems there's more space between the 25th and 26th floor.. Maybe the start of the "penthouse" floors? I need a better picture to be sure....

mac78130
Aug 27, 2009, 11:21 PM
Just noticed on this pic.. there's a semi by the Cosmo podium which looks like it's hauling an assembly of the tower crane

flickr photo by natchie (http://www.flickr.com/photos/runa_pee/3861598102/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2506/3861598102_1c3039294c_b.jpg

mac78130
Aug 27, 2009, 11:24 PM
Flickr photo also by natchie (http://www.flickr.com/photos/runa_pee/3860803637/in/set-72157621999476201/), shows that a tower crane was removed from the Beach Tower... So Cosmo is down to two cranes :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3505/3860803637_2fb4eaf547_b.jpg

mac78130
Aug 28, 2009, 2:15 AM
flickr photo by f4lcon65 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/40798760@N07/3861102594/in/set-72157622030578153/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2541/3861102594_7aa8a7dc99_o.jpg

mac78130
Aug 29, 2009, 12:17 AM
VegasRex (http://www.vegasrex.com/2009/08/28/live-from-eifel-tower/)

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

mac78130
Aug 29, 2009, 10:16 PM
VegasRex has some photo comparisons from September 2006. A lot has changed :)

http://www.casinoguide.com/blogs/lifeinvegas/blog/the-strip/looking-back-from-above/

mac78130
Aug 30, 2009, 3:42 AM
flickr photo by mrlaugh (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrlaugh/3869191780/)
http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh359/mac78130/3869191780_8abfeb98e9_b-1.jpg

mac78130
Aug 30, 2009, 7:05 AM
The height of the Veer Tower lobby is incredible!
qnN3wMOPrZM

justdefended
Aug 31, 2009, 2:43 AM
The height of the Veer Tower lobby is incredible!
qnN3wMOPrZM

Very cool. Those 80-foot mud drawings will look so good in the natural light-infused lobby.

Krases
Aug 31, 2009, 4:19 AM
Very cool. Those 80-foot mud drawings will look so good in the natural light-infused lobby.

80 foot mud drawings?

I wonder what that looks like....

justdefended
Aug 31, 2009, 5:18 AM
http://activerain.com/image_store/uploads/2/8/8/8/3/ar122351683238882.jpg

This is a rendering of the Veer East tower lobby. Two works will be commissioned (one for each tower) by Richard Long called Circle of Life and Earth.

mac78130
Aug 31, 2009, 10:01 PM
flickr photo by Twoshortj /Janet (http://www.flickr.com/photos/twoshortj/3875144643/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2671/3875144643_e868a11aa0_b.jpg

justdefended
Aug 31, 2009, 10:52 PM
The Light Group will run four venues at CityCenter in Aria:


Union Restaurant & Lounge serving contemporary American food

Liquid, a pool area to include pools with underwater speakers opening in 2010

Haze Nightclub

The Deuce Lounge, a smaller bar with high-limit gaming

Krases
Sep 1, 2009, 4:14 AM
This is a rendering of the Veer East tower lobby. Two works will be commissioned (one for each tower) by Richard Long called Circle of Life and Earth.

Wow, those are gigantic.

mac78130
Sep 1, 2009, 9:23 AM
Flickr photostream star5112 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnjoh/sets/72157622203960796/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2453/3877657042_e0255b36d1_b.jpg

Landscaping looks great!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2475/3877654276_ef315bb07a_b.jpg

Veer
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3449/3876863329_e5dbba88f1_b.jpg

The Crystals
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3474/3877658386_7323ed078a_b.jpg

Harmon
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2652/3876866789_51ed266f32_b.jpg

Cosmopolitan
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2638/3877659778_a9274e0570_b.jpg

Hard Rock Cafe
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2438/3877638262_3e7e93d586_b.jpg

justdefended
Sep 1, 2009, 10:24 PM
New interview with MGM CEO Jim Murren:

http://www.cnbc.com/id/32642315

He says CityCenter condo price adjustments will be available in Oct. along with financing options for buyers.

Interestingly enough he says MGM has sold more than 70 percent of condo product at CityCenter. That wouldn't be possible unless they took out Vdara's unsold inventory, which would mean they will likely absorb more than half of the units there.

Those units will probably be the inventory for when the hotel opens in Dec., since closings for Vdara were scheduled for Feb. - Mar. 2010.

mac78130
Sep 1, 2009, 10:40 PM
The Light Group will run four venues at CityCenter in Aria:


Union Restaurant & Lounge serving contemporary American food

Liquid, a pool area to include pools with underwater speakers opening in 2010

Haze Nightclub

The Deuce Lounge, a smaller bar with high-limit gaming


More details

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/sep/01/details-released-citycenter-restaurants-entertainm/

mac78130
Sep 2, 2009, 8:22 PM
The Light Group is hiring 350 people for its three food and beverage locations at Aria............

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/sep/02/citycenters-aria-resort-hire-350-workers/
http://media.lasvegassun.com/media/img/photos/2009/09/02/aria_t651.jpg?f88c8649bbadbb805ebb7b1c2020cc5b10765421

mac78130
Sep 4, 2009, 12:58 AM
flickr photo by graemecosgrove (http://www.flickr.com/photos/graemecosgrove/3890247030/)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3444/3890247030_3e47f40f28_b.jpg

centralcali19
Sep 6, 2009, 4:14 AM
:previous: Wow! thats a nice view of City Center...awesome pic!

mac78130
Sep 7, 2009, 11:12 AM
flickr photo by Motel George (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenoja/3895313951/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2547/3895313951_955f9f14d7_b.jpg

CHAPINM1
Sep 9, 2009, 5:13 AM
I honestly believe that the eye of the hurricane has past. Sure the economy may take time to rebound in Vegas; however, I see stalled projects eventually being completed and new life as always emerging in this great city. Those new photos of Cosmo/City Center Progress are just unbelievable! In time both places will be packed!

glowrock
Sep 9, 2009, 6:44 AM
Was in Vegas for a couple of nights last week. A few comments governing City Center:

1) It is truly an amazing project in terms of size and scope. Extremely tall, extremely dense, and very modern! :tup:

2) Poor Monte Carlo Hotel. Can't even see the damn thing anymore! :)

3) Construction, construction, construction! I stayed at Planet Hollywood, and I couldn't get to the parking garage without a half-hour of gridlock no matter which way I went! The Strip, Tropicana, Harmon, Koval, all a nightmare! :(

4) I wonder how many of the units are REALLY sold already, and I wonder how many more hotel rooms are REALLY needed... Will the project be half-empty or more for years to come?

Aaron (Glowrock)

neworleans
Sep 10, 2009, 2:57 AM
2) Poor Monte Carlo Hotel. Can't even see the damn thing anymore! :)
Aaron (Glowrock)

it depends on which angle you're looking at it from. there is still a huge section where it is highly visible. i know because i was looking at it and thinking about it last time i went down there. yes, from the north you can't see it, but you can't see the luxor either.

JDRCRASH
Sep 10, 2009, 4:14 AM
After reading the 2-part series the LATimes had on Vegas, I really hope now more than ever that Echelon is completed...the demolition of Stardust should not have been in vain.

mac78130
Sep 10, 2009, 11:57 AM
Lou Ruvo Brain Institute
flickr photo by Thomas Dwyer (http://www.flickr.com/photos/double_o_zero/3902180808/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2457/3902180808_47dccc9a6c_b.jpg

ScottG
Sep 10, 2009, 4:07 PM
Wow- Its Actually Turning Out Better Than I Thought - Its Looking More Like A 'building' Rather Than Broken Latttice

Xtreme215
Sep 11, 2009, 8:05 AM
Just got back from the strip. Another name has appeared on The Crystals. This time it's Tiffany's & Co.

http://flickr.com/photos/42419905@N06/3908479729/

Also, the last crane on Cosmo's Beach Tower is coming down as well.

mac78130
Sep 11, 2009, 12:15 PM
flickr photo by macjp (http://www.flickr.com/photos/macjp/3908448652/in/set-72157622209000317/)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3520/3908448652_3b286cc46f_b.jpg

mac78130
Sep 11, 2009, 12:19 PM
Just got back from the strip. Another name has appeared on The Crystals. This time it's Tiffany's & Co.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/42419905@N06/3908479729/

Also, the last crane on Cosmo's Beach Tower is coming down as well.

I haven't come across the Tiffany's logo but here's a pic of the crane coming down :tup:

flickr photo by macjp (http://www.flickr.com/photos/macjp/3908433846/in/set-72157622209000317/)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3437/3908433846_8f7df125a6_b.jpg

Casey12
Sep 11, 2009, 4:23 PM
Does anybody know if the balcony of the top floor of cosmo is going to stay orange?

mdiederi
Sep 11, 2009, 5:06 PM
That's just construction fencing.

justdefended
Sep 11, 2009, 5:15 PM
flickr photo by macjp (http://www.flickr.com/photos/macjp/3908448652/in/set-72157622209000317/)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3520/3908448652_3b286cc46f_b.jpg

LV certainly now has its most visible store on the strip. The scale of the store will probably make it the preferred location for high-end fans.

Here's the Tiffany Co. pic from the earlier post.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2473/3908479729_4f4e66b879.jpg

glowrock
Sep 11, 2009, 5:41 PM
Lou Ruvo Brain Institute
flickr photo by Thomas Dwyer (http://www.flickr.com/photos/double_o_zero/3902180808/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2457/3902180808_47dccc9a6c_b.jpg

Wow, that's just, uhm, awful... :rolleyes: Gehry, perhaps?

Aaron (Glowrock)

edit: Didn't see the Frank Gehry Architect mention on the sign! :)

BrandonJXN
Sep 11, 2009, 7:14 PM
Wow- Its Actually Turning Out Better Than I Thought - Its Looking More Like A 'building' Rather Than Broken Latttice

Still looks like a melted brain to me.

mac78130
Sep 12, 2009, 4:10 PM
Mandarin Oriental now accepting reservations... Too bad I already made reservations at other hotels for Aria's opening week, maybe next time. But for those interested here's the link:

https://reservations.mandarinoriental.com/xbe/rez.aspx?hotel=23893&chain=507&lang=1

justdefended
Sep 13, 2009, 12:07 AM
New LV Sun article about CityCenter condo prices. They expect a 30 percent cut and possible change of Vdara from condo hotel to hotel; however both are speculation and unconfirmed.

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/sep/11/how-much-will-citycenter-slash-its-condo-prices/

mac78130
Sep 13, 2009, 8:53 AM
New LV Sun article about CityCenter condo prices. They expect a 30 percent cut and possible change of Vdara from condo hotel to hotel; however both are speculation and unconfirmed.

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/sep/11/how-much-will-citycenter-slash-its-condo-prices/

Was "condo" removed from the Vdara website (http://www.vdara.com/)? I swear it said condo hotel under Vdara near the opening countdown?? Under the about section (http://www.vdara.com/about/) Vdara is described as an all-suite boutique hotel, not sure if it always said that or if it was recently changed?

justdefended
Sep 13, 2009, 4:10 PM
Was "condo" removed from the Vdara website (http://www.vdara.com/)? I swear it said condo hotel under Vdara near the opening countdown?? Under the about section (http://www.vdara.com/about/) Vdara is described as an all-suite boutique hotel, not sure if it always said that or if it was recently changed?

I don't think they used the 'condo hotel' scribe under Vdara for the main hotel website. Though, it was always used in the sales brochure items for CityCenter.

mac78130
Sep 13, 2009, 7:04 PM
According to the Hard Rock website (http://www.hardrock.com/locations/cafes3/cafe.aspx?LocationID=507&MIBEnumID=3), the Hard Rock Cafe on the strip is now open :) The interactive "Rock Wall" looks interesting.

VCMwd4GRa2U

mac78130
Sep 14, 2009, 9:04 AM
flickr photostream mailgirl333 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mailgirl333/)

Cosmo crane coming down
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3068/3918674850_719c697626_b.jpg

Crystals
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2423/3917886011_be2fe876f6_b.jpg

Veer
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2598/3917885685_0066844838_b.jpg

Looking Good :tup:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2517/3918672540_a15611701a_b.jpg

mac78130
Sep 14, 2009, 4:50 PM
MGM Mirage must be truly happy :)

http://www.lvrj.com/news/59215277.html

justdefended
Sep 14, 2009, 10:49 PM
MGM Mirage must be truly happy :)

http://www.lvrj.com/news/59215277.html

Good for them. I thought they were aiming for Silver and they actually got Gold!

Looks like it should follow up with LEED certification for Mandarin, Crystals and Veer.

To be able to market Aria and Vdara as the first Gold certified LEED hotels will be quite a marketing feat.

NYC2ATX
Sep 15, 2009, 6:23 AM
Damn. As if Las Vegas wasn't mesmerizing already...

ScottG
Sep 15, 2009, 4:20 PM
any one else hear that planet hollywood went bankrupt and harrahs immediatly bought it? am i reading this right? i found it at vegasrex....

http://www.casinoguide.com/blogs/lifeinvegas/blog/current-events/planet-harrahs/


how can PH go under? its awsome there?! plus the locatation in now probably among the best with a really nice neighbor across the street?!?!?!?! im sad and confused. - there is no way harrahs can keep the PH name - does this mean it will be rebranded.....for the THIRD time?! :(

ScottG
Sep 15, 2009, 4:31 PM
heres more info:
http://www.lvrj.com/news/59318702.html

apparently harrahs has bought up some of PH debt and many are spekulated its teh start of a buyout (why else would harrahs be so nice?)