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mac78130
Sep 15, 2009, 9:03 PM
Hoover Dam Bypass

Precast spandrel columns being put into place.
flickr photo by Cindy's Corner (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cindycorner/3918681970/)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3421/3918681970_4186ec5382_b.jpg

Plokoon11
Sep 16, 2009, 12:39 AM
Man those power lines are whacky but cool in a way.

silverbow
Sep 16, 2009, 4:40 AM
Potential Buyer for Fontainebleau

http://www.globest.com/news/1495_1495/lasvegas/181033-1.html (http://www.globest.com/news/1495_1495/lasvegas/181033-1.html)

.

Krases
Sep 16, 2009, 4:51 AM
Potential Buyer for Fontainebleau

http://www.globest.com/news/1495_1495/lasvegas/181033-1.html (http://www.globest.com/news/1495_1495/lasvegas/181033-1.html)

.

Las Vegas sun has a good article (http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/sep/15/potential-buyer-negotiations-stalled-fontainebleau/) on it.

It wouldn't surprise me if Apollo Management bought it and handed it over to Harrah's. I think Harrah's can see the bottom of the economy and wants to buy up property before the prices gow up again.

mac78130
Sep 16, 2009, 11:04 AM
An older pic, but a good view of the crown
flickr photostream by A Vandalay (http://www.flickr.com/photos/a_vandalay/sets/72157621888767526/)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3522/3771154316_0f3c1a8a6d_b.jpg

Nice :tup:
flickr photostream by A Vandalay (http://www.flickr.com/photos/a_vandalay/sets/72157622081314048/)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3428/3835390851_b57e25c599_b.jpg

justdefended
Sep 16, 2009, 6:05 PM
VEGAS' CITYCENTER OPENS DOORS TO WORLD'S MOST SPECTACULAR OFFERINGS IN ONE SINGULAR SETTING, DECEMBER 2009

http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/mgm/40097/

New PR from MGM Mirage. Includes a new video and further details each facet of the project.

In the description for Vdara, the company notes 'sophisticated condo-hotel units', so it looks like speculation that the condos would be axed isn't true.

mac78130
Sep 16, 2009, 6:17 PM
Aria opens in 3 months :)

mac78130
Sep 16, 2009, 8:32 PM
VEGAS' CITYCENTER OPENS DOORS TO WORLD'S MOST SPECTACULAR OFFERINGS IN ONE SINGULAR SETTING, DECEMBER 2009

http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/mgm/40097/

New PR from MGM Mirage. Includes a new video and further details each facet of the project.

In the description for Vdara, the company notes 'sophisticated condo-hotel units', so it looks like speculation that the condos would be axed isn't true.

They edited out the Mandarin and Harmon crane... :P

http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/mgm/40097/images/40097-hi-pano33.jpg

texas_ag
Sep 16, 2009, 10:39 PM
this may seem like an obvious answer.......but where will the actual casino/gaming part of City Center (will just Aria have a casino) be located and when will it open?

Xtreme215
Sep 16, 2009, 11:36 PM
The Harmon seems to be topped off floor-wise. They are now adding the crown...

mac78130
Sep 16, 2009, 11:39 PM
this may seem like an obvious answer.......but where will the actual casino/gaming part of City Center (will just Aria have a casino) be located and when will it open?

The casino is located in Aria... Justdefended posted a link which has all the detals VEGAS' CITYCENTER OPENS DOORS TO WORLD'S MOST SPECTACULAR OFFERINGS IN ONE SINGULAR SETTING, DECEMBER 2009

http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/mgm/40097/

New PR from MGM Mirage. Includes a new video and further details each facet of the project.

In the description for Vdara, the company notes 'sophisticated condo-hotel units', so it looks like speculation that the condos would be axed isn't tr

justdefended
Sep 17, 2009, 6:27 AM
http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/mgm/40097/images/40097-hi-pano33.jpg

Now that the final buildings are all in place the large, medium, small from left to right doesn't seem so bad. With Harmon shorter, Vdara actually does a nice job to bookend the property and provide a sense of depth.

Xtreme215
Sep 17, 2009, 7:09 AM
Driving home from work I noticed that the crane on Veer West is coming down as well. Can't wait to see the finished product! :D

mac78130
Sep 18, 2009, 7:45 PM
Cool :tup:

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/sep/18/citycenter-make-nearly-12000-job-offers-monday/

mac78130
Sep 19, 2009, 2:05 PM
View from Hard Rock Cafe balcony. You can see the large steel structure that will make the Harmon crown.

VegasRex (http://www.vegasrex.com/2009/09/18/view-from-the-upper-balcony/)
http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh359/mac78130/HardRockCafe.jpg

mac78130
Sep 19, 2009, 5:00 PM
flickr photo by toady1215 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ratafia/3933804568/)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3509/3933804568_5a17553fb2_b.jpg

mac78130
Sep 19, 2009, 5:59 PM
http://www.daniel-libeskind.com/projects/show-all/mgm-mirage-citycenter/

http://www.daniel-libeskind.com/typo3temp/pics/d8d17e82b5.jpg

http://www.daniel-libeskind.com/typo3temp/pics/6ddbf1de74.jpg

mac78130
Sep 19, 2009, 6:41 PM
A view of Vdara from Aria's pool.
flickr photo by A. Vandalay (http://www.flickr.com/photos/a_vandalay/3927537917/in/set-72157622081314048/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2578/3927537917_42b455a100_b.jpg

Cozybop
Sep 19, 2009, 9:30 PM
View from Hard Rock Cafe balcony. You can see the large steel structure that will make the Harmon crown.

VegasRex (http://www.vegasrex.com/2009/09/18/view-from-the-upper-balcony/)
http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh359/mac78130/HardRockCafe.jpg

Looks like Harmon has topped out. You can see the metal framework for the top portion of the building. I hope they're going to place "THE HARMON" logo on top.

lfc4life
Sep 20, 2009, 2:45 AM
so harmon topped out at what 26 storys??

mac78130
Sep 20, 2009, 1:00 PM
so harmon topped out at what 26 storys??

What we thought was going to be the 26th floor is now the roof... So total floor count would be 25...?

mac78130
Sep 20, 2009, 8:12 PM
flickr photo by unionmade5 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/82704133@N00/3938499090/in/datetaken/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3458/3938499090_e0bd24b952_b.jpg

Casey12
Sep 21, 2009, 6:01 AM
Does anyone have any idea when the realignment of the roads around city center and of Harmon road and las vegas blvd will be finished?

mac78130
Sep 21, 2009, 1:50 PM
Does anyone have any idea when the realignment of the roads around city center and of Harmon road and las vegas blvd will be finished?

According to the Las Vegas Sun it is expected to be completed by November.

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/aug/07/harmon-avenue-strip-closed-traffic-months/

mac78130
Sep 21, 2009, 2:05 PM
flickr photo by stephenhanafin (http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanafin/3940546672/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2588/3940546672_39f2e207da_b.jpg

jayguy
Sep 21, 2009, 3:57 PM
I took this pic with my iphone on Saturday from the top floor of Bellagio's parking garage.

Same as what was posted above, but I like the contrast between the Jockey Club, the Cosmo, and Harmon in the back.

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r90/jayguy4/Harmon_crown.jpg

lfc4life
Sep 21, 2009, 4:32 PM
What we thought was going to be the 26th floor is now the roof... So total floor count would be 25...?

if the old model is correct, there was 38 or is it 41 floors?? (and the crown) above the pool floor, now there are 20 floors (and the crown) above the pool floor

http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/5302/citycenter018sel2.jpg

justdefended
Sep 22, 2009, 12:54 AM
flickr photo by stephenhanafin (http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanafin/3940546672/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2588/3940546672_39f2e207da_b.jpg

The old Las Vegas Sun article said The Harmon would be adapted to 28 stories. So, I'm guessing they are counting the crown as three stories?

In the above pic (and in person), it's really hard to tell that The Harmon is that much shorter than surrounding buidings due to its jetted position on The Strip.

Complex01
Sep 22, 2009, 2:28 AM
I really like all that different glass. Its nice...

:yes:

mac78130
Sep 22, 2009, 3:18 AM
Looks like they are starting to light up the building :cheers:

http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh359/mac78130/citycenterlight.jpg
http://www.citycenter.com/vision/vision_construction.aspx

mac78130
Sep 23, 2009, 4:21 PM
Great View.
flickr photo by A. Vandalay (http://www.flickr.com/photos/a_vandalay/3942844699/sizes/l/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2567/3942844699_fe6922abfa_b.jpg

kyle_rh
Sep 24, 2009, 4:44 AM
I don’t know if anyone caught Nightline tonight, but it was about the water drainage tunnels underneath the strip that have become home to the homeless. I didn’t even know tunnels this large existed underneath the strip. Does anyone know the extent of these tunnels or when they were built? Here is a link to the story.

http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/las-vegas-strip-home-homeless/Story?id=8652139&page=2

Krases
Sep 24, 2009, 5:31 AM
I don’t know if anyone caught Nightline tonight, but it was about the water drainage tunnels underneath the strip that have become home to the homeless. I didn’t even know tunnels this large existed underneath the strip. Does anyone know the extent of these tunnels or when they were built? Here is a link to the story.

http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/las-vegas-strip-home-homeless/Story?id=8652139&page=2

Well they are storm drainage tunnels. They extend for dozens of miles under the city and whenever it rains you will notice a significantly larger number of homeless show up out of nowhere.

There are some big graffiti art galleries under there:
http://www.lasvegassun.com/multimedia/panoramas/2008/may/14/graffiti_01/

voice of reason
Sep 24, 2009, 5:48 AM
here is a similar story with pictures from the London Sun.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/2651937/The-people-living-in-drains-below-Las-Vegas.html

The storm drains openings are easy to see as you drive around. Everytime there is a heavy rain in Vegas, the weather and newspeople talk about them. The various washes like Flamingo wash and Rawhide wash and the several others all run thru town. They are above ground mostly, until they hit the areas covered by buildings and freeways, then they are covered. One wash goes right thru I believe Bally's parking structure and often fills the with water. Often there are cars there that get swamped.

Krases
Sep 24, 2009, 3:16 PM
That article confused the strip with Fremont street. lol

I didn't realize though that some people had so much stuff down there.

mac78130
Sep 25, 2009, 12:49 AM
PH Tower opening date is now Dec. 15... a day before Aria.

http://www.phtowers.com/

mac78130
Sep 26, 2009, 1:15 AM
PH Tower front desk
http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/phvegas/6NDvYBvTvX2pLVrKNJw06hQezlL9gRwA33DTMgvumKkrtejdnsxDmMep8efB/CIMG0050.jpg.scaled.1000.jpg
http://phvegas.posterous.com/sneak-peak-of-the-light-fixtures-over-the-fro

worldpool
Sep 26, 2009, 5:40 PM
here is some info about the buffet at aria http://www.vegastripping.com/news/news.php?news_id=2904

Krases
Sep 27, 2009, 2:30 AM
Were not going to have much to talk about when City Center finishes.

I hope Echelon starts up again early next year so we have something to talk about lol.

mac78130
Sep 27, 2009, 5:08 AM
Were not going to have much to talk about when City Center finishes.

I hope Echelon starts up again early next year so we have something to talk about lol.

We still have Cosmopolitan, Hoover dam bypass, Encore beach club, and hopefully Fontainebleau. ;)

mac78130
Sep 27, 2009, 5:09 AM
flickr photo by rickconklin (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickconklin/3955321751/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2594/3955321751_1465e32622_o.jpg

CHAPINM1
Sep 27, 2009, 6:24 PM
I have huge optimism for this city in the very near future when it comes to development. With City Center opening up in December, despite the turbulant economy, there will be quite a number of people who will want to check it out and stay there.

If I'm not mistaken, Mandrian Oriental for example is booked pretty solid for it's first few months it will be up and operating.

Also, the entire City Center complex will be creating 12,000 new perminant jobs! This will be a huge plus for the city of Las Vegas and it's citizens!

Krases
Sep 27, 2009, 7:03 PM
Yeah but you have to remember that it is taking a lot of business away from other hotels. Las Vegas Sands ain't doing so well, though it seems like Harrah's, Wynn and MGM will hold out fine.

However, I can see the cities economy turning around early next year. How we will recover is something that we have to wait for. It might be a decade before we start to see a lot of new mega-projects start up, but then again companies know that it takes years to build a new mega project and therefore might want to take advantage of low construction costs now and finish the project in five years.

mac78130
Sep 27, 2009, 7:13 PM
Aria's remote control: Control4

http://www.control4.com/suite-systems/clients/mgm-city-center/

mac78130
Sep 27, 2009, 7:54 PM
See some photos of exhibit here (http://www.casinoguide.com/blogs/sincitytattler/blog/tourist-places/city-center-preview/)

"12 + 7: Artists and Architects of CityCenter offers a sneak peek at the highly anticipated CityCenter development, showcasing artworks by a selection of artists featured in CityCenter's Fine Art Collection, alongside early sketches and architectural models of CityCenter's soaring towers, and retail and entertainment district" http://bellagio.com/amenities/gallery-of-fine-art.aspx

mac78130
Sep 27, 2009, 10:53 PM
Watching the first minute of this video makes me want to pack my bags and head out to Vegas. Can't wait to see this in December :cheers:
The Cosmo lighting looks futuristic :)

5r-4ctRgK4o

Snotick
Sep 28, 2009, 4:17 PM
Also, the entire City Center complex will be creating 12,000 new perminant jobs! This will be a huge plus for the city of Las Vegas and it's citizens!

I am all for new jobs. Unfortunately those jobs are there to support the tourist population. Until visitation numbers (and more importantly the gaming numbers) return to normal, Las Vegas will be in a state of flux.

Casey12
Sep 28, 2009, 8:09 PM
Do you guys think that when Citycenter opens in december it will blow people away like the bellagio did when it first opened? I mean will the finished product be as amazing as people are expecting?

mac78130
Sep 29, 2009, 12:40 AM
flickr photo by BrokenAlice (http://www.flickr.com/photos/brokenalice/3960693044/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2601/3960693044_eb76821e76_b.jpg

BrokenAlice (http://www.flickr.com/photos/brokenalice/3960703040/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2469/3960703040_980f2593ce_b.jpg

justdefended
Sep 29, 2009, 3:24 AM
flickr photo by BrokenAlice (http://www.flickr.com/photos/brokenalice/3960693044/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2601/3960693044_eb76821e76_b.jpg

BrokenAlice (http://www.flickr.com/photos/brokenalice/3960703040/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2469/3960703040_980f2593ce_b.jpg

The Harmon looks better and better closer to completion. Looks like they have plenty of time to get it enclosed and lit up for opening.

QuarterMileSidewalk
Sep 29, 2009, 3:38 AM
I like The Harmon, but it will always be one of the great tragedies of architecture to me. It could've been so much better.

Krases
Sep 29, 2009, 5:17 AM
One can always hope that when things get better, MGM completely revamps it and builds it to it's proper height.

mac78130
Sep 29, 2009, 6:22 AM
One can always hope that when things get better, MGM completely revamps it and builds it to it's proper height.

I doubt that will ever happen.

mac78130
Sep 29, 2009, 6:35 AM
Do you guys think that when Citycenter opens in december it will blow people away like the bellagio did when it first opened? I mean will the finished product be as amazing as people are expecting?

It better be amazing...........

lfc4life
Sep 29, 2009, 9:56 PM
Do you guys think that when Citycenter opens in december it will blow people away like the bellagio did when it first opened? I mean will the finished product be as amazing as people are expecting?

blow people away like the bellagio did in 1998, no i don't think it will

why you ask

because people are used of 5 star megaresorts now on the strip with wynn, venetian, bellagio. bellagio itself when it first opened was a big step up from mirage or caesars (probably the highest class of resort we had in town at that time). city center i suspect will be at the same level as the wynns or palazzos of this world only on a larger scale.

thats not to say it won't be a success, it might of course take away business from the wynns and palazzos of this world and they might take business from it, i would expect the price of rooms at the more high-end spots to fall big time in 2010 though

Cozybop
Sep 30, 2009, 12:27 AM
Eyewitness News has just reported that Echelon will he on-hold indefinitely. They are going to start removing the large equipment from the site, like the cranes, and will wait for another three years to start work again.

http://www.lasvegasnow.com/global/story.asp?s=11227057

Krases
Sep 30, 2009, 1:20 AM
Ouch is all I can say unless someone comes in and takes it over.

mac78130
Sep 30, 2009, 5:03 AM
Eyewitness News has just reported that Echelon will he on-hold indefinitely. They are going to start removing the large equipment from the site, like the cranes, and will wait for another three years to start work again.

http://www.lasvegasnow.com/global/story.asp?s=11227057

What an eyesore :(

glowrock
Sep 30, 2009, 5:44 AM
Eyewitness News has just reported that Echelon will he on-hold indefinitely. They are going to start removing the large equipment from the site, like the cranes, and will wait for another three years to start work again.

http://www.lasvegasnow.com/global/story.asp?s=11227057

Echelon is the project that started and then stalled where the Stardust used to be, correct?

Aaron (Glowrock)

Cozybop
Sep 30, 2009, 6:37 AM
Echelon is the project that started and then stalled where the Stardust used to be, correct?

Aaron (Glowrock)

Yep. Also, I doubt someone will take the project over. Once they see how City Center does then they will decide. If City Center does very well then construction will probably start up again. If it doesn't do very good then it will remain as it is. It is the same with Fontainebleau, but Fontainebleau is already over 70% finished so it depends on financial issues. I would bet it all depends on how City Center does.

mac78130
Oct 2, 2009, 1:24 AM
PH Tower... a few construction photos on their facebook page
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=112749&id=102715738357#/album.php?aid=112749&id=102715738357

http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs272.snc1/9930_145018728357_102715738357_2709491_2601604_n.jpg

RLS_rls
Oct 2, 2009, 3:49 AM
^I dig the red ceiling, and I don't mind the mirrored pillar, but that glass skirting is tacky. Even for LV. Makes me think of a thousand government offices anywhere in Canada and most of the Midwest.

Krases
Oct 2, 2009, 4:16 AM
Have any of you guys seen a maglev commercial lately? I saw it on TV today and was kinda surprised.

tumbleweed
Oct 2, 2009, 1:36 PM
^I dig the red ceiling, and I don't mind the mirrored pillar, but that glass skirting is tacky. Even for LV. Makes me think of a thousand government offices anywhere in Canada and most of the Midwest.

what glass skirting? around the escalator opening at the ceiling? That is code for smoke control.

mac78130
Oct 2, 2009, 6:27 PM
flickr photo by Stephen 818 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37129240@N04/3974009237/)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3491/3974009237_5fdbe84a20_b.jpg

Krases
Oct 2, 2009, 7:29 PM
What the hell? The glass looks different in that one section.

solarquestion
Oct 2, 2009, 8:09 PM
I believe that's the reflection of the Beach Tower of The Cosmopolitan.

Anyway, getting closer. Installation of furnishings, fixtures and equipment is up to the 52nd floor at Vdara this week. The same goes for others, the Mandarin is complete through the 11th floor. Also, dismantling of the final crane at Mandarin Oriental has begun. Glazing of the lower lobby of the Veer Towers has also begun. Finally, Interiors are up to 39th and 50th floor at Aria.

solarquestion
Oct 2, 2009, 8:17 PM
Does anyone else have any more knowledge about the Lumia fountain that's being installed at Aria?

BrandonJXN
Oct 2, 2009, 8:45 PM
Another question: Does anyone have a clear idea of what CC will look like at night? Any unique lighting displays?

mac78130
Oct 3, 2009, 1:05 AM
Another question: Does anyone have a clear idea of what CC will look like at night? Any unique lighting displays?

Veer will have lighting on the four corners... The Louis Vuitton store will probably have some type of led lighting..

http://www.privatelylasvegas.com/files/2009/02/veer-towers-citycenter-las-vegas-strip.jpg
privatelylasvegas (http://www.privatelylasvegas.com/veer-towers-las-vegas-strip-condo-high-rise-project/)

Does anyone else have any more knowledge about the Lumia fountain that's being installed at Aria?

The only thing I've heard that there will be fire and water....

solarquestion
Oct 3, 2009, 7:27 AM
Really? I've only read about a water feature that is predominantly light-based. Looking at the Lumia sculptures online, it does seem like it'd be a nice fit for Aria.

Casey12
Oct 3, 2009, 8:37 PM
Do you guys think they will landscape the road medians around Citycenter where they have had to tear up all the roads? It looks so much nicer landscaped with Palm trees etc like up by the Mandalay Bay part of the strip :cool:

mac78130
Oct 3, 2009, 8:41 PM
Do you guys think they will landscape the road medians around Citycenter where they have had to tear up all the roads? It looks so much nicer landscaped with Palm trees etc like up by the Mandalay Bay part of the strip :cool:

I'm sure they will ;)

mac78130
Oct 3, 2009, 8:52 PM
Very nice... If you look at this photo in the original size (http://www.flickr.com/photos/craigthoburn/3978018296/sizes/o/) you can see the glass globes on the Mandarin 23rd floor which will be the Twist restaurant.

flickr photo by Craig Thoburn (http://www.flickr.com/photos/craigthoburn/3978018296/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3523/3978018296_4cb9767257_b.jpg


TWIST

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef0120a57310fb970c-600wi
http://myvegasscene.com/blog/chef-pierre-gagnaire-open-restaurant-las-vegas/

solarquestion
Oct 3, 2009, 9:00 PM
I was just going to post that picture! The city needs to get on landscaping those medians!

Casey12
Oct 3, 2009, 9:31 PM
So cool!

Casey12
Oct 3, 2009, 9:32 PM
I was just going to post that picture! The city needs to get on landscaping those medians!

Will they bother doing it though??

hulahoop
Oct 5, 2009, 8:32 PM
Does anyone what has happened with vegastodayandtomorrow?

This is my favorite vegas portal, and Jazfinger used to update it every week or so. I notice that it has not been updated for a couple of months now:shrug: .

I always look forward to his new maps and analysis. I hope he hasn't given up on it.

mac78130
Oct 5, 2009, 9:24 PM
Anyone want to take a guess what this is? Came across this on flickr tagged Las Vegas, retail.. Could be part of CityCenter, inside the Crystals??

voice of reason
Oct 5, 2009, 10:04 PM
MGM just lowered City Center condo prices 30%.
I dont think that this is enough. They were supposed to offer financing, no mention of that yet.

What will Cosmo do?
Tomorrow is a big day in court for the 500+ in the lawsuit.

We shall see what happens......

(_!_)

mac78130
Oct 5, 2009, 10:15 PM
:previous: Here's a link about the reduction


http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/oct/05/citycenter-reduces-condo-prices-30-percent/

mac78130
Oct 5, 2009, 11:23 PM
CC website updated with "new" construction photos :rolleyes:.. I wish they would have at least posted some photos of areas we haven't seen before.. gives us a little peek-a-boo, something for us to get excited about :shuffle:

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

solarquestion
Oct 6, 2009, 12:58 AM
I believe that wooden sculpture thing is probably the work of the Rockwell Group, as seen in the scale model showing at the Bellagio Gallery. I think they may even have a shot of the model on the gallery site at Bellagio.com.

Kirre
Oct 6, 2009, 2:19 AM
A few pictures from my trip to Vegas over the weekend.

Planet Hollywood Tower(s) from my room at Planet Hollywood
http://kirre716.smugmug.com/photos/671561396_N6P63-XL.jpg

Planet Hollywood Tower(s) pool area.
http://kirre716.smugmug.com/photos/671561980_N65Gh-XL.jpg

The Harmon Hotel
http://kirre716.smugmug.com/photos/671542960_XQRv7-XL.jpg

Crystals
http://kirre716.smugmug.com/photos/671556278_5ecFe-XL.jpg

Aria Resort/Casino and Veer Towers
http://kirre716.smugmug.com/photos/671551161_iRc2X-XL.jpg

Additional pictures at http://kirre716.smugmug.com/Architecture/Las-Vegas-Construction-Oct-09/9867142_RtaiN#P-1-25

mdiederi
Oct 6, 2009, 2:20 AM
Does anyone what has happened with vegastodayandtomorrow?

This is my favorite vegas portal, and Jazfinger used to update it every week or so. I notice that it has not been updated for a couple of months now:shrug: .

I always look forward to his new maps and analysis. I hope he hasn't given up on it.
Last I heard he was moving to Vegas. But, I found this on Vegas Tripping and seems some other things have been taking up his time.
http://www.vegastripping.com/board/topic.php?topic=626

The same question was the subject of the QOD on Las Vegas Advisor. This was the response:

Q:
I noticed that the website "Vegas Today and Tomorrow" hasn't been updated in over a month. Is it out of business?
A:
Nothing of the sort. Site creator and mastermind Mark Adams has been offline, though. He recently suffered five kidney stones in six weeks, among other crises that include a death in the family and house-hunting. That accounts for the hiatus to which you refer. We spoke with Mr. Adams on Sept. 3 and he reported that he was feeling better than he had in months. He also said to stay tuned for updates and an apology in the near future.
The other obvious problem for a site called Vegas Today and Tomorrow is that there's not much "Tomorrow" to report upon at the moment. Resort owners up and down the Strip are struggling desperately to complete projects or even to hang onto them (Fontainebleau, for instance). Other than Steve Wynn's plan to convert the Encore porte cochere into a pool and nightclub, there's been nothing of a "new project" nature for Adams to showcase during the last month or so.

Anyway, LVA wishes Mark Adams a speedy return to health and to the website that he loves so dearly.

mac78130
Oct 6, 2009, 2:46 AM
A few pictures from my trip to Vegas over the weekend.


Additional pictures at http://kirre716.smugmug.com/Architecture/Las-Vegas-Construction-Oct-09/9867142_RtaiN#P-1-25

Thanks for the photos :tup:

mac78130
Oct 6, 2009, 5:02 AM
Are they removing the crane at the Cosmo spa tower? It looks lower on the cc webcam.

solarquestion
Oct 6, 2009, 6:28 AM
I suppose they are. Are they just not going to have a sign on the building?

mac78130
Oct 6, 2009, 7:25 AM
I suppose they are. Are they just not going to have a sign on the building?

I guess they are waiting on to see who buys it...

mac78130
Oct 6, 2009, 10:46 PM
I really need to see this Canoe art in person because everytime I see a pic of it I cringe :(

flickr photo by Dave Alter (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23856328@N02/3988327896/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2433/3988327896_8b385a6c0c_b.jpg

BrandonJXN
Oct 6, 2009, 10:59 PM
I don't see what's so bad about it.

Krases
Oct 6, 2009, 11:32 PM
Canoe-splosian!

justdefended
Oct 7, 2009, 12:38 AM
The canoe looked pretty spectacular when I caught a glimpse passing it on the 15. The scale of it is huge. When it's all shiny and up close I think it'll look better.

Apparently, the 30% off CityCenter condo units is attracting a lot more interest to the project. The near $1 milllion Veer units are now in the $600s and the units formerly in the $600s are in the $400s, definitely a stark change from before. I heard the sales office is very busy and there aren't enough reps to give customers a tour.

Also, it is possible to switch from Vdara to Veer if the buyer is afraid he or she can't find financing for the condo hotel unit.

At least it will help jump start some real estate sales in Vegas and provide some uplifting change in the interim.

solarquestion
Oct 7, 2009, 12:50 AM
Nancy Rubins' work is certainly not for everyone. But from all of the CityCenter and MGM employees that I've spoken to so far, the general consensus of "Big Edge" is is that it's amazing up close. 'Enormous' and 'dynamic' were two of the most commonly used adjectives. One construction worker even said that it excited him to see it every morning. Pretty nuts.

I've only ever seen it from the Bellagio employee parking garage, but it looked awesome even from there.

mac78130
Oct 7, 2009, 6:27 PM
Harmon Ave. coming along quickly :)

flickr photo by Texas New Media Group, LLC (http://www.flickr.com/photos/teneyck/3989511492/in/set-72157622411002733/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2655/3989511492_52038d4686_b.jpg

ScottG
Oct 7, 2009, 7:23 PM
so whats going to happen to that county owned vacant land? (bottom right in photo^^^)


that value has increased ten fold now

mac78130
Oct 8, 2009, 4:00 AM
I found some renderings of the Tiffany store that will be @ the Crystals.
Just follow the link and view the pics.

http://m.industry.bnet.com/retail/10004097/first-look-newest-tiffany-may-outshine-vegas/

solarquestion
Oct 8, 2009, 5:06 AM
MGM internal email:

Construction Update

Week of October 5, 2009

·Indoor landscaping is being installed along the 400-foot curtain wall of the ARIA Convention Center.

·The Cirque du Soleil cast and crew continue rehearsals in the theatre at ARIA.

·Workers completed installation of 300 glass globes that illuminate Twist by Pierre Gagnaire, the signature restaurant at Mandarin Oriental. Located on the 23rd floor, the globes can already be seen from Las Vegas Boulevard.

·The kitchen in the ARIA Employee Dining Room is now in operation and began serving meals to employees working on-site.

·Artist Maya Lin’s work, Silver River, will be installed above the Registration Desk at ARIA. The 84-foot silver cast of the Colorado River was created from reclaimed silver in the spirit of CityCenter’s commitment to sustainability.

·Mandarin Oriental has completed hiring; colleagues hired represent more than 30 countries.

·Furniture load-in for back-of-house areas at Vdara is complete. Furniture load-in now begins for podium-level public spaces.

·Furniture load-in in the Vdara rooms is up to the 53rd and 54th floors.

·ARIA Tower furniture is being installed up to the 53rd floor.

·Furniture load-in at the Mandarin Tower has reached floors 12 and 14.

·Interior finishes are being completed in public spaces at ARIA, Vdara and Mandarin Oriental.

mac78130
Oct 8, 2009, 5:23 AM
MGM internal email:

Construction Update

Week of October 5, 2009

·Indoor landscaping is being installed along the 400-foot curtain wall of the ARIA Convention Center.

·The Cirque du Soleil cast and crew continue rehearsals in the theatre at ARIA.

·Workers completed installation of 300 glass globes that illuminate Twist by Pierre Gagnaire, the signature restaurant at Mandarin Oriental. Located on the 23rd floor, the globes can already be seen from Las Vegas Boulevard.

·The kitchen in the ARIA Employee Dining Room is now in operation and began serving meals to employees working on-site.

·Artist Maya Lin’s work, Silver River, will be installed above the Registration Desk at ARIA. The 84-foot silver cast of the Colorado River was created from reclaimed silver in the spirit of CityCenter’s commitment to sustainability.

·Mandarin Oriental has completed hiring; colleagues hired represent more than 30 countries.

·Furniture load-in for back-of-house areas at Vdara is complete. Furniture load-in now begins for podium-level public spaces.

·Furniture load-in in the Vdara rooms is up to the 53rd and 54th floors.

·ARIA Tower furniture is being installed up to the 53rd floor.

·Furniture load-in at the Mandarin Tower has reached floors 12 and 14.

·Interior finishes are being completed in public spaces at ARIA, Vdara and Mandarin Oriental.

Cool... Thanks :tup:

mdiederi
Oct 8, 2009, 7:01 AM
so whats going to happen to that county owned vacant land? (bottom right in photo^^^)


that value has increased ten fold now
That's not vacant land in the bottom right in that photo. That's a roof top blocking the view of the county land that is now covered with pavement and an escalator.