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Old Posted Apr 22, 2007, 5:35 PM
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Article by Jeff Simpson about the Molasky office building. Also talks about Fontainebleau, but it appears he doesn't know it's been under construction since February. Also talks about the fate of Circus Circus, doubting it will last past the end of this decade (a couple years).
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Old Posted Apr 22, 2007, 5:55 PM
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no you can see the rocker tower site is excluded in that rendering.
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Old Posted Apr 22, 2007, 6:04 PM
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They say it will have "robotic parking".

Hey, wait a minute, isn't that the same land where they're trying to pitch this
No, look closely, theres space in the rendering for the tower.
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Old Posted Apr 22, 2007, 7:09 PM
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Oh, okay. Man, they can really squeeze those condo towers on little sites. They'll probably eventually be built on every remaining small lot up and down the Strip.
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Old Posted Apr 22, 2007, 8:06 PM
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More Stuff.

CityCenter's sexy new website:
http://www.citycenter.com/

Like omg. CityCenter live.


These pics arent mine

Palms doin its Thang, hmm needs more PALMS logos!!


Pallazo bein big.


Wynn bein a showoff


Check out Trump's Allignment. Ego much? The renderings kind lied, The building looks wider, giving it a shorter appearence.


The three monsters
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Old Posted Apr 22, 2007, 10:19 PM
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The CityCenter website has been there for many months now.
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2007, 3:26 AM
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New pics taken last night 4/21/07

The 10 kilowatt power plant at the MGM MIRAGE CityCenter development


Planet Hollywood


Signature at MGM Grand


The Jockey Club East Tower


Trump International Las Vegas hits the 64th floor!


CityCenter on site cement plant


A sunset shot of the Panorama Towers Condos
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2007, 3:45 AM
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New pics taken last night 4/21/07

The 10 kilowatt power plant at the
Ah, so that's what that structure is. How will it generate power? Does it burn coal, oil? Solar? Don't tell me it's gonna be nuclear?
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2007, 5:05 AM
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Ah, so that's what that structure is. How will it generate power? Does it burn coal, oil? Solar? Don't tell me it's gonna be nuclear?
Obviously not a nuke, but what the h3ll is it!?
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2007, 5:22 AM
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Obviously not a nuke, but what the h3ll is it!?
My guess would be steam???
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Since CityCenter is a green Project, I'd say the best bet is natural gas turbines. Coal is too polluting.

Wait a minute, are you sure it's not 10 MEGAWATTS? 10 kilowatts will barely light up CityCenter's marquee sign on the street. My hairdryer uses 1 kilowatt of power!

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MGM Mirage's mammoth new Strip development, Project CityCenter, will not only be the state's largest megaresort, it will also be its largest energy user. The $7.4 billion complex of hotels, residences, shops and casinos will require enough electricity to power 91,000 homes.

CityCenter is estimated to require a peak load of 80 megawatts, eventually ramping up to 130 megawatts upon build-out, says Nevada Power. One megawatt is enough to service 700 homes.

The new Strip complex will account for roughly 2.2 percent of the Las Vegas Valley's total electrical consumption on a hot summer day. That doesn't include any on-site emergency back-up generators -- a common practice among Strip operators.

...The Venetian Resort Casino, for example, has a peak demand of 12 megawatts...
http://www.lvbusinesspress.com/artic...ews/news01.txt
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Is the contrast off on your camera or did you photo edit?
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Ah, the tower crane is going up at Cosmo. Good!

Planet Hollywood Towers has progressed a lot since the last time I looked.

Thanks.
They are selling the timeshare tower suites at an absurd rate. I work for a company that books tours for westgate, and a week ago they started their in house tour at the planet hollywood casino, beside the sports book and the stomp showroom... today at 12:30 they had NO REPS available, and when i went up there with a couple, about 40 people in line to take the tour.

That project needs to be fasttracked. If the sales are any indication, they could do so... but it is a private company still (westgate), so who knows.
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2007, 5:49 AM
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Planet Hollywood looks good, but they need to change the yellow flood lighting, dosnt work well with the new theme, maybe white will do?
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If this article is correct, I think PH Towers is the largest singular timeshare complex in the nation.

http://www.lvbusinesspress.com/artic...q_13827274.txt

Good thing they abbreviated it to PH, Planet Hollywood Towers is just too long to say and spell out.
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2007, 5:51 AM
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Yeah, that's where the Conrad-Majestic-Waldorf Astoria thing is supposed to go.



The Riviera and the Frontier are the only two significant properties left that are up for sale on the Strip.
a side note.
Notice keeps coming that the tenants will have to move from those buildings there, but they keep postponing it... also, dont know if it is still inside, but a few months ago i saw a cool model for the majestic inside the old la concha remains.

the timeshare booth across from the riv keeps getting told to be ready to pack up and move out, and thats been a rumor for the past eight months or so!
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2007, 5:55 AM
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At least the CircusCircus has some historical value. This NEW Tropicana expansion however is an atrocity.

but that is done with markers and pencil crayon. let's wait until a CGI model exists, ,and then see what it looks like.

Still, i think they want to not compete with the bellagio etc, so they will keep the old vegas theme and mid level market, which helps to keep costs low for that massive project which should cost alot more than it looks to.

Heck, just building the westgate towers costs $750 million... Trop is bigger than that with extensive renos to what exists now. So the few billion price tag is cheap when you think of it.
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2007, 10:16 AM
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They can't just remove the Monte Carlo because it is ugly. I really don't like this new classy Vegas too much. I remember I went to the Venetian and asked if they have any arcades and they don't have ANY at all. If companies keep building these new resorts for the high-class/wealthy people then there will be nothing much for the average joe left. I miss Wet N' Wild!
And Thank God Almighty for these companies to weed out the last remaining elements of this and make the town strictly for upscale adults!

Sorry, but your post conjured up the image of Randy Quaid's brilliant and frighteningly realistic portrayal of the white trash trailer-park redneck in the flick Vegas Vacation with Chevy Chase.

Are you joking about the Venetian? The Venetian? Do you think Sheldon Adelson somehow wanted the name of his masterpiece homage to one of Europe's grandest resort cities to imply the possibility of such suburban trashiness? That's like going to Neiman Marcus and asking for $50 suits. Hello???

The Disneyfication of Vegas in the 80s failed miserably because it was a violation of what Vegas was meant to be. Vegas is no longer an average joe hangout for blue collar types anymore, wanting to slime by with cheap hotel rates and cheap buffet meals after gambling on penny slots! So, blow the living hell outta of Circus Circus and Excalibur puleese! AND LEAVE THE $%^&*(@ KIDS AT HOME! There's nothing more detracting than fanny-pack wearing couples from Arkansas pushing around a baby buggy at 3am in a casino! You people don't belong here, let alone your kids! Vegas was invented for adults of means as a chic getaway and needs to go back to its roots and keep developing in that direction as it has only recently started doing. Hopefully, as the pricing on entertainment, restaurants, and hotel rates keeps going up, it will eventually keep the punks, lowlifes, and other assorted trash at bay.

And for the 'avergae joes', please look for the arcades in your local towns. There's no room for such here!

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For the Trop, I would like to see a better plan for maximizing views form the existing towers,
and for better overall ascetics.

I worked up a quick study based on; the 40 acre site, the
10,000+ room count, and keeping the existing towers.

My plan takes peds from MGM and Excalibur into a (Mirage like) tropical
paradise, with casino, retail and restaurants below and above the
mezzanine level.

I re-skinned the old towers and knocked off the gold
(crystal shaped) crap on top (which their rendering shows
intact, yuk).

The side of the existing tower would be retrofitted with a (grey water) waterfall.

Maybe someone over there will take a look and go back to
the drawing board.

Your comments are welcomed.


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Here's another concept render for that lot.

ewwww....who proposed that? horrible.

atrocious my ass, the new trop is going to be absolutely fantastic.
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