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CityCenter’s new Harmon Hotel targeted for demolition

CityCenter’s new Harmon Hotel targeted for demolition


November 16, 2010

MGM Resorts officials want to demolish the unopened 27-story Harmon Hotel—one of the main components of its brand new $8.5 billion CityCenter development in Las Vegas. In 2008, inspectors found structural work on the Harmon didn’t match building plans submitted to the county, with construction issues focused on improperly placed steel reinforcing bar. In January 2009, MGM scrapped the building’s 200 condo units on the upper floors and stopped the tower at 27 stories, focusing on the Harmon having just 400 hotel rooms. With the Lord Norman Foster-designed building mired in litigation, construction has since been halted on the interior, and the blue-glass tower is essentially a 27-story empty shell.

http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/casinos-gaming/mgm-resorts-targets-harmon-hotel-demolition

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