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Old Posted Jan 19, 2009, 9:23 PM
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New photo of the Aria hotel room. Looks like they're getting rid of the old-school comforter and going with duvets (thank god). Also, the striped carpeting seems to be gone.
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Old Posted Jan 19, 2009, 11:12 PM
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I'm just not impressed with the rooms. Aria is supposed to be the centerpiece yet the rooms are a let down. Well, it's Vegas so who really spends a lot of time in their rooms.
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2009, 12:09 AM
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M Resort set to open March 1.
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009...ry-get-contro/
How convenient
Mohegan Sun in CT has that also. The gas is about 40% more expensive though.
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2009, 12:09 AM
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Interesting Construction at Fontainebleau

I was walking home from Encore this afternoon and noticed some interesting wrinkles taking shape at Fontainebleau:



'Bleau dominates the evil clown.




The Riviera Boulevard side of the podium is starting to look a little like the Crystals Mall at CityCenter...or maybe the Lou Ruvo Brain Institute.




They've started adding a metallic mesh baffling to cover the garage levels, which apparently won't be entirely open after all. Good news for us Turnberry residents who didn't like the open look much - this should help a lot as long as it goes all the way across. More shots below:





It's impossible to overstate how massive the garage and podium look from the ground on Riviera Boulevard - 200+ feet high and a quarter mile wide.
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2009, 12:45 AM
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Awesome shots RandalR! I've never seen the podium from that angle before. I think that the podium is a mix in terms of colors with the Turnberry Residences and the rest of Fontainebleau. I at least thought that anyway when I saw the photos of Turnberry Residences and the podium side by side across the street from each other.
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2009, 1:48 AM
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great video of FB

http://www.fontainebleau.com/StaticPages/video_lv.html


btw - is there a photo of the initial aria hotel room? to compare with this newest one? - - ,aybe they are different room options...?
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2009, 2:56 AM
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The scan of the latest model looks dull, but looks pretty good direct from the latest M Magazine.
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2009, 2:24 PM
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CityCenter website updated . There's a few more on the website: http://www.citycenter.com/vision/vis...struction.aspx





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Old Posted Jan 20, 2009, 5:16 PM
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City Center People Movers

To update my post from a couple of days ago. What I thought was some type of air handling equipment, turn out to be the people movers (monorail or whatever they are calling it) These started being uncrated on Friday morning, I thought is was odd that they had a security guard watching them since they started.




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Old Posted Jan 20, 2009, 5:45 PM
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cool !! nice to see all the pieces come together
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2009, 5:52 PM
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CityCenter website updated . There's a few more on the website: http://www.citycenter.com/vision/vis...struction.aspx





Thanks. It's amazing to see what's been accomplished in just a few years. It looks pretty much exact to all the renderings and models (Harmon excluded). The components really are an engineering and architectural marvel - so many shapes, unconventional approaches all together in one space.

The CC monorail looks like a futuristic cartoon model! Can't wait to see it on the tracks.
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2009, 9:14 PM
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snotick:

I can see how the shape of those cars could be mistaken for air-duct equipment or whatever...thanks for the update. I would imagine there's some sort of federal security precaution for public transportation devices in high-profile parts of the country--to prevent tampering--anyway, just a guess wrt security being present.

mac78130:

Great find, as usual. It really does look stunning and doesn't require much imagination to see the final product at this point.

Finally, regarding the rooms...I like the look and feel--simplicity and comfortable, classy, homey, artsy--my only complaint would be that the lamps/lampshades remind me of something out of the '70's show!
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2009, 11:00 PM
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Nothing new to readers of this thead, in this LV Business Press Article, but there were a few pics(few more @ link).

Encore:


Fontainebleau:


Cosmopolitan:


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Old Posted Jan 20, 2009, 11:40 PM
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This is another project that ran out of cash.
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2009, 12:02 AM
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It's amazing how many firms starting construction without being fully funded
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2009, 12:10 AM
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It's amazing how many firms starting construction without being fully funded
I don't think that it was so much that they weren't fully funded, its just that they had there funding pulled by parent companies who were trying to conserve there cash reserves as the depression worsened.
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2009, 2:11 AM
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This is another project that ran out of cash.
Great picture, btw...but would you care to expand on your comment a bit? Is that Sullivan Square, or some other project? Is it officially dead or on hold or? Is any part of it completed?

I know The Strip is the economic engine in a big way, but in some ways it's even more disappointing to see an urban type project like this vs a casino that stalled halfway...it also looks like it was along quite a ways.

It reminds me of all the half built/never completed structures in Thialand that are now squatter's havens.
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2009, 12:01 PM
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2009, 6:27 PM
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I know this sounds crazy, but perhaps a group of investors/owners could buy the cosmopolitan. If the current buyers came together maybe it could happen. Deutsche Bank is not in a position to fight much over terms, I bet the whole place could be purchased for $3B, finished, furnished with opening expenses paid and a years worth of advertising to boot. At 30% down (I think that’s a more than generous offer) we would need $900m, that’s just 1,800 investors with $500K each. $500K is less than most buyers are paying for a single suite. Another thing, because Deutsche wants out, our terms would be great, we could demand rates equal to a 30 year home loan and get it, they really have no choice. Who else is going to buy it? The richest men, women, companies and countries have lost their fortunes; us little conservative guys that managed to stay out of debt and save some cash are suddenly in a great position of power. If we band together, we may have more power than we knew. Hey, cash is King once again.

The hard works been done, all we need are enough investors and some lawyers, we elect a board that is willing to hire a team of knowledgeable executives with proven track records and away we go. Is this a completely insane idea? Thoughts?

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Old Posted Jan 22, 2009, 7:12 AM
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I thought this was so funny.
I was looking at one of the citycenter pictures on VTAT and there's a sign next to the freeway for one of the exits to the strip. On it, it says lodging, and under the word lodging it says, "DUH !"

check it out for yourselves
http://www.vegastodayandtomorrow.com...er_090117c.jpg
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