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Old Posted Jun 29, 2006, 3:41 AM
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923ft tall, and 80 stories.

Queensridge

>An oddity among highrises. I have only heard of it via this forum as I don't visit Summerlin too often. I did today however, it's quite strange seeing construction like that in the middle of flat boring sprawling Summerlin but it was there. I heard it's ultraluxurious even by highrise satndards, with only a hundred or so untis in each tower and units costing $10 mil or more.

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I was confused, I thought the Ivana and The Summit were two different projects, hahahaha.
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i just saw a big clip on the news about juhl, i missed the first half, but i think they announced ground breaking...... why else would they mention a condo project other than introducing it (?)
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Old Posted Jun 29, 2006, 11:11 PM
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Juhl

>Juhl already has steel coming out of the ground. It's good to go

World View Towers

>The removal of the warehouses on the site is now complete. Let's hope the project rolls forward from here on. Build the sales office, advertise like hell and make it happen!



Streamline

>Tower crane now erected, steel going up. Oscar Goodman must be happy!

Red Rock Resort

>2nd tower nearly topped out.

Newport



Molosky Office Building

>Seems to be topped out, it's a steel frame so it's fast.

Panorama Towers

>Just when is Pano Tower 1 getting rid of its crane? It's been up forever. (Same and be said of Palms Tower 2...) Tower 2 is working on the top.

Palazzo

>Going crazy on the work for the Italian village (at least that's what I call it). The main tower is still not in any hurry to get any taller...

Encore at Wynn

>Site work still going on. It's Wynn, no need to worry about him finishing his projects!

Trump

>Getting taller every 4 days. More Gold too.



One Las Vegas

>This one managed to slip by us for a while, but not anymore.



2nd crane!!!




The End of the Road

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Old Posted Jun 30, 2006, 1:55 AM
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so there is another thread on a vegas project...

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=109405

there are a few nice new renderings.

notice how the two central towers lean, also look like the 'deconstructionist design' was inspired off the cosmopolitan. with the glass goin haywire. modern times
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Old Posted Jun 30, 2006, 5:08 AM
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Here are a few shots from the Hardrock Cam

MGM Residents Tower Two topped off


Panorama Tower Two about topped off
Hey Patrick

Did you get those shots of MGM Signature from the "Pink Taco" cam at Hardrock. I tried to sign up but it said "Error" every time I tried. That was a great photo you got. I have a condo in Tower C and wantg to watch the progress. Any ideas?
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Old Posted Jun 30, 2006, 5:25 AM
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Pink Taco? hmm well I know its the Hardrock Truelook Camera, and it works fine for me.

Although in the afternoon there are many people online for the camera, which makes it difficult to use the camera without getting someone else's request because the camera gets so busy.

This link Should give the view to the Three Towers
http://live12.truelook.com/face/hrfa...imagemap.h=436

Welcome to the fourm, and cool you have a condo there

Well here is a nightime shot of the towers tonight. Looks like Tower Three is halfway.
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Old Posted Jun 30, 2006, 5:51 AM
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I made 4 different banners: tell me which one you guys think is the best, the one with the most votes will go on the front page

#1 The popular buildings, so far


#2 All evening renderings


#3 All Day Renderings


#4 All Night Renderings


What do you guys think? My Vote goes for #2 All evening renderings
I agree that #2 looks great, But I vote for #3. But I'm a little biased as I've purchased studios in Trump and MGM Signature. I like either one, though.
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Old Posted Jun 30, 2006, 6:16 AM
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^ Well that poll has come and gone already, #2 won and has been on the front page already, I'm suprised only 1 person voted for #3 I thought it looked nice but I voted for #2
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Umm this is off topic but I've been making a sketchup City Called Staunton and barley anyone goes to the SSP Cityscape fourm, I'm hopeing someone here is intrested in seeing it, because barley 2 people actually reply.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=107571



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Old Posted Jun 30, 2006, 8:18 AM
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thats great news about citycener. From the article is appears the foundation pour is going on for only one building in the complex; the tallest building. Is that right? Or is the foundation pour occurring for multiple building in the complex?
Kazpmk,

The pour is just for the main tower (the hotel/casino at the back of the site). The structure actually contain 2-towers, but they are connected at 280-feet of their height so they count as one structure.
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i drove past the site for planet hollywood towers.....it ain't under construction. the sierra desert has more action than this site. also, they took down the advertising along the fencing around the site...=/

the W sales off ice is HUGE! one block (about). they mean BUSINESS!
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Interesting stuff from San Francisco

I know this is the Las Vegas forum but I figured you skyscraper fiends would find this article interesting. One Rincon will be SF's tallest condo tower and one of the most visible buildings along the skyline. This article is actually an interesting description of the engineering of the building. It also has a link to a Quicktime video that gives a pretty cool flyby rendering.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...AGD5JO3A41.DTL


BTW, Patrick, I just started playing around with Sketchup and your skyline is very impressive! It's a fun program but not simple to produce that much detail.
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I like the banner's for night views better, so I choose 1 or 3, I'm leaning more towards banner 1.
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Originally Posted by Reverie
923ft tall, and 80 stories.

Queensridge

>An oddity among highrises. I have only heard of it via this forum as I don't visit Summerlin too often. I did today however, it's quite strange seeing construction like that in the middle of flat boring sprawling Summerlin but it was there. I heard it's ultraluxurious even by highrise satndards, with only a hundred or so untis in each tower and units costing $10 mil or more.

Prices for One Queensridge start now in the $1.75 million range. The $10 million is for the larger, higher floor units.
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I know this is the Las Vegas forum but I figured you skyscraper fiends would find this article interesting. One Rincon will be SF's tallest condo tower and one of the most visible buildings along the skyline. This article is actually an interesting description of the engineering of the building. It also has a link to a Quicktime video that gives a pretty cool flyby rendering.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...AGD5JO3A41.DTL


BTW, Patrick, I just started playing around with Sketchup and your skyline is very impressive! It's a fun program but not simple to produce that much detail.
THANX FOR THE HOOK-UP, LOOKS NICE.
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Look for renderings to be released in a few weeks for Stanhi. We are the first brokerage to have access to it by private invitation by Sam Cherry. His vision for that area is bang on and he really understands the downtown high rise market.
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Umm this is off topic but I've been making a sketchup City Called Staunton...
>Patrick, as a fellow Sketchup user, I can appeciate the effort and creativity you have put into your city. I especially like that simulated view from an office inside one of the buildings, clever

I havn't done any more Vegas buildings since last time due to lack of time but I'm thinking of doing city center, it may take a while die to lack of official heights and such but it would be nice to see.

Now for some more news, since there's always something happening!

Sky-high condos to leave neighbors in shadows

>It may not be clear from the article but this project is proposed for the far northwest corner of the valley. It looks like another Queensridge type suburban condo with two towers. What arer your thoughts on these suburban condos? (queensridge, Red Rock Residences, Spanish View, etc.) Will they help urbanize Vegas more? Are they just some get rich quick scheme by developers to sell to investors who will never live in them and who care nothing for the surrounding area? If they have to be built, are some areas more suited for these types of (suburban) towers then others?

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By Dan Kulin <dan@lasvegassun.com>
Las Vegas Sun

The flood of high-rise plans that swept through the Strip and downtown Las Vegas is seeping into the city's outskirts, presenting thousands of homeowners with the prospect of traffic jams and neighbors towering above them.

The latest suburban high-rise proposal comes attached to plans for the Great Mall of Las Vegas - a long-discussed project from Triple Five, the developers behind Boca Park in Summerlin, the Mall of America in Minneapolis, and the largest mall in the world, the West Edmonton Mall in Canada.

Neighbors knew the megamall was coming but became alarmed in February when they first saw that a Triple Five subsidiary, Triple Five Nevada Development Corp., wanted condominium-filled high-rises around the Great Mall of Las Vegas. The proposal brings Triple Five into the mix of developers hoping to cash in on the Las Vegas high-rise condominium craze that promises to keep builders busy for years.

This isn't the first high-rise proposal for this area near the northwest crossing of U.S. 95 and the Las Vegas Beltway. The city outlined a vision for dense, tall development around that highway interchange in the late '90s - a plan that allows buildings up to 500 feet tall in certain areas, including on half of Triple Five's 50-acre mall site.

However, Triple Five wants to change the zoning to allow two 250-foot-tall condominium towers on a part of the property that now carries a two-story height limit and that doesn't allow residences. A company official said the layout was influenced by a desire to help traffic flow by keeping condo residents and mall patrons on different roads.

Some neighbors say the City Council shouldn't give in to Triple Five's proposal, which they say would overwhelm their neighborhood with traffic and would give prying eyes a chance to look into their back yards.

"It seems that Triple Five purchased the property knowing the zoning ¦ and this is a little bit bigger than two stories," said Vicki Driscoll, a resident of the Timberlake subdivision just south of the mall site who fears a loss of privacy to future condo neighbors.

"If they're on the top floors, they can just get a telescope, and we'll have no privacy. We had a reasonable expectation of privacy. We didn't plan on people watching us in our pools."

Brian Gordon of Applied Analysis, a real estate and business advisory firm, said the suburban high rises are a direct result of growth driving up land prices throughout the Las Vegas Valley. As the population expands away from the center of the city, "pockets of dense commercial development" are to be expected, he said.

Whether people support or oppose dense, high-rise development is often determined by whether they are more influenced by aesthetics or the potential economic benefit of a project, Gordon said.

Debra March, executive director of UNLV's Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies, also said the clusters of dense development are to be expected in such a rapidly growing area.

"That's why you see zoning changed all the time," March said. "But thank God it isn't changed at the drop of a hat and we can challenge and question the proposed changes."

March, who is also a member of the Henderson Planning Commission, said it still "behooves the city to concentrate high-rise development in downtown," where such development is more expected and generally accepted by those already living there. Also, while much high-rise development has been approved for downtown Las Vegas, relatively little is under construction.

But while comments from city officials and council members seem to indicate Triple Five won't be allowed to go as tall as it now proposes, city leaders seem to generally support a tall and dense development at the site.

The city Planning Commission is recommending the City Council reject the tall proposal when it goes before them on July 12. And Councilman Steve Ross, whose ward includes the mall site, is reportedly unwilling to support the 250-foot towers but might agree to something shorter.

Ross was unavailable for comment for this story because of a death in his family. But his city liaison, Sheila Lambert, said the councilman supports the mall project and the idea of having condominiums there too, even though she said he is "unlikely to support two 250-foot towers."

Councilman Steve Wolfson, whose ward includes most of Summerlin, wouldn't comment on the Great Mall proposal specifically. But Wolfson said the increasing number of proposed high rises away from downtown "is a natural extension of what's happening in the internal part of the city - the need to go vertical because of the land prices."

Wolfson has also been forced to deal with high rises coming to his community - most notably the under-construction One Queensridge Place condominiums. And he is in the midst of negotiations between Triple Five and residents for another potential high-rise project near Rampart and Alta drives .

Councilman Larry Brown now represents some northern parts of Summerlin and precincts north of Cheyenne Avenue, but until the expansion of the council in 1999, Brown's ward included the entire northwest. And although he wouldn't speak about the Great Mall proposal specifically, Brown said that in general a tall and dense development near the highway interchanges "certainly fits into what was envisioned" for that area.

Also, as Triple Five representatives have noted, theirs would not be the first tall building OK'd for the area. A year ago the council approved plans for two 24-story towers roughly a half-mile west of the proposed mall.

Attorney Bob Gronauer represented the Deer Springs Investments project, which won approval for the two office and residential towers planned for land across from a new hospital at Durango Drive and Deer Springs Way. Gronauer said Triple Five's proposal fits in with the city's long-range plan for higher-density developments in that area, and others said the high-rises are an expected by-product of higher land prices, and the city's rapid growth.

And not all the neighbors are opposed to the project.

Mark Schwartz, the secretary and treasurer of the Timberlake association, said his group has formally supported the mall project and the towers, which would be on the far side of the property from the hundreds of Timberlake homes, where most of the opposition resides.

"They're at the far end of the property and not really going to bother me," Schwartz said. "But we're a very divided subdivision on this. Some people don't want any towers back there."

James Grindstaff, Triple Five's local vice president of planning and development, said in addition to the distance from the homes on the south, there would also be an earth berm and 10- to 20-foot trees between the mall property and the homes.

"Plus the mall itself will obscure the view," he said.

The mall would have about 1.2 million square feet of retail space on three floors, which would make it a little larger than the Meadows mall and about the same size as the Boulevard mall. There would be 900 condominiums on the property, with 48 in two rows of six-story loft/retail buildings that would resemble the District at Green Valley Ranch. The rest of the condominiums would be in the two 250-foot towers, which would include 15 floors of condominiums on top of parking garages.

Under a best-case scenario, mall construction would begin late next year and the mall would open in late 2009. The proposed high rises would follow two or three years later.

Triple Five has been seen as a political force in the past. Since 1998, the company and its affiliates have contributed at least $153,000 to Southern Nevada politicians, and in 2000 the company secured Clark County approval for a casino in the Spring Valley township of southwest Las Vegas - although that was later voided by a state panel.

Former County Commissioner Erin Kenny has testified that Triple Five paid her $3,000 a month for three years after she supported the Spring Valley casino.

Triple Five officials have denied any illicit deals with Kenny.
Dan Kulin can be reached at 229-6436 or at dan@lasvegassun.com.
Influx of high-rise condos starting to sway housing statistics

>An article that sheds some good light on the boom for once.

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The housing market in Las Vegas is entering a period of extraordinary transition with the first real influx of high-rise condominium sales in May, a local researcher said Wednesday.

Larry Murphy, president of SalesTraq, said May's housing statistics offer "intriguing clues" as to why the much ballyhooed housing bubble has not burst in Las Vegas.
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While the inventory of homes for sale reached an all-time high of 20,515 in May, about double from a year ago, it's a supply of six to seven months based on sales through the Multiple Listing Service. That's a relatively healthy market, Murphy said.

Prices have yet to diminish, as many predicted at the beginning of the year, he said.

Median resale prices are hovering around their all-time high at $284,950, a 5.5 percent increase from May 2005, and new home prices jumped 11.8 percent to $324,757. The number of new home subdivisions in the market declined for the second consecutive month.

Forty-eight high-rise condos closed escrow in May, including 40 at SoHo Lofts in downtown Las Vegas. That compares with 64 total sales in 2005 and 11 through April of this year.

"While the number was relatively small, it's a harbinger of things to come," real estate consultant Steve Bottfeld of Marketing Solutions said. "They're going to be closing all of building one at MGM Residences, 580-some units over the next two to three months. Panorama is closing, SoHo, Sky (Las Vegas). So suddenly this has all been coming and coming and now it's here. Start looking for that to be a regular and increasing number."

Combined with the slowdown in sales of lower-priced condo conversions, the uptick in high-rise sales will drive home prices significantly higher by the end of the year, he said. There were 352 condo conversion sales in May, a 29 percent decline from a year ago and less than half of January's sales.

Bottfeld forecast a drop in condo conversions at SaleTraq's housing seminar in January. He said the slowdown in conversions would push vertical construction, particularly midrise, to the market's forefront over the next two to three quarters.

The number of high-rise units coming onto the market will continue to rise as the first wave of new projects are completed, said Aaron Yashouafar, developer of the 45-story, 409-unit Sky Las Vegas condo tower on the Strip.

"Obviously, this is going to shoot up total sales volume in the Las Vegas area," he said. "This is a very exciting time for the Las Vegas residential market."

New home closings rose by a fraction in May from the same month last year at 2,933, according to SalesTraq. Year-to-date new home sales are up 8.9 percent. On the other hand, existing home sales are down 9.8 percent for the year. There were 4,163 resales in May, a 17 percent drop from a year ago.

Murphy said the big story is the number of incentives being offered by builders, including paying higher broker commissions, putting in free upgrades and paying for closing costs. "The list is getting longer every day, and for the last two months incentives are getting bigger," he said.

The first clue that there is no housing bubble in Las Vegas is price stability over the entire year, Bottfeld said. Price appreciation has dropped in markets such as Phoenix, Denver and San Diego, according to the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight. Over the fourth quarter of 2005 and the first quarter this year, appreciation in the Las Vegas market has risen.

Secondly, the new-home market in Las Vegas is beginning to compress in response to market conditions, he said. With fewer new home communities, the resale inventory will be absorbed quickly.

Murphy is less optimistic.

"This inventory will be with us for the rest of the year and will moderate the prices," he said.

Wet 'n Wild plot brings $450 million




>$4 Billion, not to shabby - if they build it. You know this reminds me... Seeing how all these CityCenter sized multibillion dollar projects are planned, it's nothing new. I remeber there was a plan for some sort of space themed hotel that would have costed $10 billion. Maybe the space idea may bring a laugh, but the price doesn't seem too high now these days does it?

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Wet 'n Wild's former landlord said it has struck a deal to sell the 27-acre north Strip property for $450 million, and the buyer on Friday expressed its hope to build a $4 billion megaresort atop the longtime water park site.

A Securities and Exchange Commission filing from Thursday shows that Las Vegas-based Archon Corp. plans to sell the site next year to LVTI, a low-profile limited liability company incorporated in Delaware.
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"The Wet 'n Wild site was like a gift," Chris Milam, an Austin, Texas-based developer who owns LVTI, said Friday. "There's nothing on it that needs to be torn down, and you get frontage on Las Vegas Boulevard and Paradise Road.

"Five years ago the north Strip was the lonely child, but now it's where everything is happening."

Milam's company would use private equity investors to build the 4,500-suite resort. Construction would begin in 15 to 16 months, with an approximately 3 1/2-year build out. He expects the as-yet unthemed property to open in fall 2010 or spring 2011.

Milam said the Paul Steelman Group will design the casino, while RTKL, a Baltimore-based retail design firm, will plan a shopping component. Skidmore, Owings and Merrill will design the hotel tower, he added.

Milam's group plans to operate the resort for approximately two years. It would then sell the property to an established gaming operator, or take the company public through a stock offering, he said.

"We've never done gaming before," Milam said, adding his partners would prefer to build up the property's value and cash out rather than act as a long-term operator.

Archon's SEC filing indicates that LVTI on Tuesday paid a refundable $5 million deposit.

Should the deal progress beyond a due diligence period ending July 24, a second deposit worth $40 million will be due Sept. 22, or whenever Archon mails its stockholders to confirm the deal at a later, undetermined date.

Monthly payments of more than $2.19 million would begin approximately 13 months after the $40 million is paid.

LVTI can only exercise its option to buy the land during a six-month period that begins one year after Archon receives the $40 million.

Should the company back out after July 24, Archon could keep the $45 million under conditions outlined in the deal.

Calls placed to Archon's office on Friday were referred to the voice mailbox of a corporate tax manager; she did not respond before deadline.

Milam, who is also president of an Austin company called IDM Properties, was recently linked to another Las Vegas resort development that failed to launch.

In October, then-Hard Rock Hotel owner Peter Morton named IDM developer of a $1.25 billion resort condominium project at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel. That project was scrapped before Morton two months ago sold the Hard Rock Hotel and surrounding land to Morgans Hotel Group for $770 million.

Milam said his experience with Hard Rock whetted his appetite to do another project in Las Vegas. He said his company is also talking with Morgans in hopes of developing a condo project where Morton once planned to build.

Archon formerly owned the Sante Fe on Rancho Drive, though it sold that locals casino to Station Casinos six years ago.

Archon continues to own and operate the Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall, a 400-room property in Laughlin.

Wet 'n Wild, an aquatic amusement park, operated just south of the Sahara from 1985 through 2004. The popular summertime playground had several owners over the years, though in recent years it leased the site from Sahara Las Vegas Corp., an Archon subsidiary that has controlled the site since October 1995, according to Clark County property records.

In July 2004, Archon told Newport Beach, Calif.-based park operator Palace Entertainment to vacate the site at the end of the summer.

Archon initially planned to build a 3,250-room megaresort on the Wet 'n Wild site but that development never moved forward. The sole signs of life since spotted at Wet 'n Wild are the numerous semitrailers that temporarily park on-site between carrying goods to and from the nearby Las Vegas Convention Center.

Paul Lowden, Archon's chairman and president, controlled nearly 4.9 million shares, or approximately 76 percent of Archon's common stock, according to an SEC filing recorded May 4.

The filing said Lowden also owned 10,000 shares, or 18 percent, of its preferred stock.
the mother of all resort booms that's heading to a Strip near you

>Best. Article. Ever. It's great to be alive to see this happen.

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One of the great things about covering Las Vegas business is the opportunity to witness gigantic projects move from concept to reality.

I've recently met with a number of top Las Vegas resort executives to learn about their plans to change the city's skyline.

For those of you in Las Vegas who think you are accustomed to the rapid pace of growth: Buckle your seat belts.

The last big wave of casino resort construction ended six years ago after Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Paris and Aladdin opened in a two-year span.

Since then the city has enjoyed a steady stream of property openings (Suncoast, Palms, Green Valley Ranch, Cannery, Wynn Las Vegas, South Coast and Red Rock Resort) that would be the envy of any casino market in the country.

But that stream is nothing like the flood of projects we're going to see open during the last few years of this decade.

They'll include: Sheldon Adelson's Palazzo, next to his Venetian; Steve Wynn's Encore, next to Wynn Las Vegas; the Cosmopolitan, just south of Bellagio on a thin slice of Stripfront turf; and Phil Ruffin's Montreux, on the site of his New Frontier.

Just those projects would surpass the size and cost of the resorts opened during the last resort boom.

But there's more - way more.

The city's three biggest casino operators are breaking out mammoth mixed-use projects: MGM Mirage's Project CityCenter, between its Monte Carlo and Bellagio; Boyd Gaming Corp.'s Echelon Place, on its Stardust site; and Harrah's Entertainment's soon-to-be-announced redevelopment of its prized center-Strip turf.

Those three projects may cost more than the combined construction costs of all of the resorts now open on the Strip.

In the locals casino market, Station Casinos and the Greenspun family, who own the Las Vegas Sun, are teaming up to build Aliante Station in North Las Vegas; Boyd Gaming has its own North Las Vegas casino site and expects to begin building a property next year near the Las Vegas Beltway interchange with Interstate 15.

That's not all. A couple of new entrants to the casino business plan to soon begin their own casino projects: Developer Garry Goett plans to build at the extreme southern end of the Strip near his Southern Highlands community; developer Anthony Marnell III has his own plans nearby; and the Edge Group is building a major megaresort with the W Hotel brand between the Aladdin and Hard Rock on Harmon Avenue.

Condominium king Turnberry Associates and former Mandalay Resort Group President Glenn Schaeffer plan to develop the former El Rancho site between the Sahara and the Riviera into a mixed-use resort, the Fontainebleau.

Recent meetings with Steve Wynn, Harrah's Chairman Gary Loveman, MGM Mirage Chairman Terry Lanni and Edge Group principal Reagan Silber make clear that the city will soon begin its biggest and most exciting growth spurt ever.

CityCenter's design is incredible. Two "leaning tower" condos on the Strip, a beautifully curved hotel tower with tons of clear glass and dramatic retail space are among the highlights.

The W Las Vegas resort will have a clean, contemporary look, and those with Southern California connections are already buzzing about Silber's deal to bring a Fred Segal store to the city.

Wynn plans to ratchet the luxury of Encore up a notch from his best-in-the-market Wynn Las Vegas, with bigger suites, better technology and refined design.

And Loveman promises that Harrah's redevelopment of the Center Strip will create the first group of resorts truly synchronized to create a distinct sense of place - an adult Disneyland, if you will.

We're just starting to see the beginning signs of the transformation of the city. As the foundations on these megaprojects get poured, steel gets erected, and dozens of cranes hoist the materials that make hotel towers climb toward the sky, take some time to absorb the scene.

You're witnessing history.

I love this town.
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>I heard SOHO should be open by now. Did you know that it's supposed to have a Ferrari/Lamborgini dealship on the first floor? I have to drive by it at night sometime to see the room lights all shining brightly in the building and finally see people living the urban lifestyle in downtown! Downtown still has a long way to go, speaking of Stanhi, I heard rumors Stanhi has been dramatically downsized. It's no longer the 700+ft tower anymore. Check it out on Las Vegas's high rise map on the city website.

Club Renaissance, I still like that building. But I hate that single house (or a house being used as a Bail Bonds store) that stands in the way of progress. As long as it's there, nothing will ever happen.

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Old Posted Jul 3, 2006, 7:53 PM
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I was in Vegas for the weekend and went downtown and noticed they are working on putting the gold facade on the Golden Nugget.

also, there is a Panorama salesman at the World Series of Poker at the Rio along with a large model on display. good idea in my opinion to try and sell there because poker players are exactly the type of clientel, in my opinion, the condos want to go after.

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i watched an interview on the news on an mgm chairmen about future plans. circus circus was mentioned. they "wont demolish it because it is such a great property'. but it has alot of undeveloped land that can be utilized alot better.

once city center gets underway i;m sure something will come about the rv park, manor, and parking lot. he said there are no plans of now with the site, but in the future there will be.
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