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Old Posted Mar 19, 2007, 6:18 AM
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Fantastic photos, thank you!

I cannot believe how fast projects happen in Vegas. I guess between the fact time is money, the city is accommodating of these projects, and they usually work on 'easy' sites (plenty of room for staging, getting materials in and out, etc.), this can happen.

Just wish this was the case in Reno :-( For a few months, things were looking up, but not so now. Seems Vegas is unstoppable!
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 20, 2007, 2:13 AM
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There is nothing easy about the staging area at PCC. Its one of the most dense projects ever done anywhere. There are six different towers all being built at once on only about 70 acres. But as a general rule, I agree with you, Las Vegas is most cases is much easier than building in a Chicago or NY. However due to the limited amount of land, some of these project are as difficult as ever. Take Palazzo, PCC and Cosmo, all have very little, if any free land to stage.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 20, 2007, 2:16 AM
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WOW!
Incredible pics- thanks mdiederi!
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 20, 2007, 2:19 AM
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that thing is huge!
     
     
  #125  
Old Posted Mar 23, 2007, 1:04 AM
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Tram Renderings

Here are a few renderings of the tram...





     
     
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Old Posted Mar 23, 2007, 6:20 AM
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They need to connect it to the tram at New York New York.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 25, 2007, 9:56 PM
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What's with the six flights of stairs on the Tram? Don't tell me we have to climb that each way. Surly for 7 Billion, they can afford to add a few elevators!
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 25, 2007, 11:44 PM
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They need to connect it to the tram at New York New York.
New York New York doesn't have a tram, but I suppose they could use the roller coaster as a people mover.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 5, 2007, 4:59 AM
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The first section of facade has been installed. It's on the south face of the west wing. Not sure if the color is true in these photos, it was overcast and might look different on a brighter day.





I'm guessing that tall steel frame will be the back of a showroom.

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Old Posted Apr 6, 2007, 12:22 AM
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The facade looks great. The entire resort covered in that tint I think will make it a stand out in Vegas.

It's still astonishing how fast movement on the main resort is moving.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 9, 2007, 4:12 AM
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It's starting to really take on some mass.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 9, 2007, 4:13 AM
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Some more glass.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 9, 2007, 4:14 AM
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The Harmon foundation is starting to take shape.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 9, 2007, 5:30 AM
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What's with the six flights of stairs on the Tram? Don't tell me we have to climb that each way. Surly for 7 Billion, they can afford to add a few elevators!
Emergency exits - look to the left, there will be escalators/elevators for it.

Oh, and the project deserves a
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 10, 2007, 5:35 PM
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Some more glass.
It looks like the facade really may be just transparent to allow the most natural light through. Maybe its a special glass that will absorb sunlight without a tint color.

The final casino is supposed to allow an entire wall of natural light to pour in, a stark contrast to the dark casinos in most current buildings.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 10, 2007, 8:52 PM
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Damn this project is so huge it is difficult to visualize.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 10, 2007, 11:10 PM
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Nice project
     
     
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It looks like the facade really may be just transparent to allow the most natural light through. Maybe its a special glass that will absorb sunlight without a tint color.

The final casino is supposed to allow an entire wall of natural light to pour in, a stark contrast to the dark casinos in most current buildings.
it is a green project
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Old Posted Apr 11, 2007, 2:32 AM
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Damn that's one huge building, larger than I thought it was going to be. No other major city in America would ever put up a tower of such scale in their center, that's for sure.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 11, 2007, 3:21 AM
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I give it credit for adding density, other than that it's just another 600 footer with several other towers either under construction or approved that are taller IMHO. However it is very wide for a 600 foot building which really will add density even though not much for height seeing as how it will be in a sea of buildings taller and some about as wide including the Palazzio, Echelon, and Wynn.

I'm much more excited about the Cosmo and the Encore at Wynn, and now Fontainebleau.
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