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Old February 9th, 2012, 11:59 PM   #421
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fair enough... but it's already built though???
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Old February 10th, 2012, 12:07 AM   #422
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It ain't finished yet. Construction stopped which means it's on hold..
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Old February 10th, 2012, 12:15 AM   #423
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I hope they demolish the monster.
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Old March 29th, 2013, 10:01 PM   #424
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I heard rumors that the unfinished Fontinebleau Las Vegas is getting torn down. I was easily offended by the rumors, and that's something I take personally. I do not want to see a megaresort in Las Vegas getting torn down. The Fontainebleau is a megaresort, and its demolition ain't happening. I just want to see its construction finished and opened.
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Old March 29th, 2013, 10:05 PM   #425
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You were offended? The owner of the property has the right to do whatever it wants with it. If it makes economic sense to tear it down, then by all means the developer should tear it down.
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Old March 29th, 2013, 10:22 PM   #426
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From the concave side, this looks amazing, not so good from the other side.

It would be an incredible shame to demolish this. It's one of the better looking ones in Las Vegas.
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Old March 29th, 2013, 10:37 PM   #427
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It would be unbelievable to demolish a building in which 2 billions were invested already :O
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Old March 29th, 2013, 10:43 PM   #428
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You were offended? The owner of the property has the right to do whatever it wants with it. If it makes economic sense to tear it down, then by all means the developer should tear it down.
Please do not incite a flame war.

The Fontainebleau does not need to be torn down; by all means, it needs to be saved no matter what. It's not like it's an old, small hotel, or has major structural issues.
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Old March 30th, 2013, 01:32 AM   #429
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I agree, it's no Stardust which was torn down to build a modern new resort. It's no Ryugyong Hotel that stood abandoned for 20 years without cladding.
It's a modern work of architecture which has maybe even become a landmark because it's so huge. I really don't hope they just ignore all the investment what was put into this, by simply torning it down.
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Old March 30th, 2013, 01:37 AM   #430
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I heard rumors that the unfinished Fontinebleau Las Vegas is getting torn down. I was easily offended by the rumors, and that's something I take personally. I do not want to see a megaresort in Las Vegas getting torn down. The Fontainebleau is a megaresort, and its demolition ain't happening. I just want to see its construction finished and opened.
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Carl Icahn owns the Fontainebleau. He is worth nearly $20 billion and can afford to complete (or demo) the project. Given the news about Echelon's restart as Resorts World, there's a far greater likelihood that the development will be finished. Vegas is bouncing back much sooner than many had forecast.
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Old March 30th, 2013, 01:39 AM   #431
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Please do not incite a flame war.

The Fontainebleau does not need to be torn down; by all means, it needs to be saved no matter what. It's not like it's an old, small hotel, or has major structural issues.
I agree, this is not North Korean type of building. Also to remember, unlike that hotel, the Fountainebleau it's mostly covered throughout its facade and has only been there for about 5 years. If anything, they would sell the entire project, but not demolish.
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Old March 30th, 2013, 01:56 AM   #432
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Please do not incite a flame war.

The Fontainebleau does not need to be torn down; by all means, it needs to be saved no matter what. It's not like it's an old, small hotel, or has major structural issues.
Im not starting a flame war. I simply said that your outlook on the project was unnecessary. If you cant handle a little criticism then perhaps this is not the best site for you.
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Old March 30th, 2013, 11:27 PM   #433
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Well then, don't even bother responding to my posts anymore. Instead of getting personal with you, I'm going to be responsible and put you on my ignore list.
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Old March 31st, 2013, 12:40 AM   #434
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Would be cool if a meter height would be in the thread's name too (its 225 meters)
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 10:21 PM   #435
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I really do not want to bump this, but it has been 10 months and there should be some new information?
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It continues to await improved market conditions.


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Old January 24th, 2014, 09:51 AM   #437
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What improved market conditions? Are they expecting a return to 2007? Just finish the damn thing and cut your losses!
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Old March 19th, 2015, 10:33 AM   #438
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The Las Vegas Global Business District (whatever that is) is being developed to the south of the Fontainebleau Site, and the development of the LVGBD involves the closure and demolition of the historic Riviera Hotel and Casino. Although details on the LVGBD have yet to be specified, this will probably provide some incentive to finish and open the Fontainebleau Hotel.
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Old March 19th, 2015, 10:39 AM   #439
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let's hope so
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I heard that the Fontainebleau Hotel is valuable for its land on the north of the strop, and it was described in court papers as "essentially a tear down". The truth is, I was sick of everyone always suggesting or insisting that the unfinished Fontainebleau Hotel actually be demolished. I can list several reasons why it is not realistically happening:

* It is good infill for the former Thunderbird/Silverbird/El Rancho site.
* The tower is probably still structurally sound. The Harmon Hotel is only being demolished because of structural problems, and I'd hate to have the same problems happen to a building this large.
* Demolition of the Fontainebleau Hotel would be an absolute waste and be prohibitively expensive.
* If the Fontainebleau actually does get torn down, then it's going to be difficult to come up with something else for the site (especially something smaller).

* If the Fontainebleau has about 4,000 rooms, then will this mean the Las Vegas Strip will just have too many hotel rooms? (currently around 70,000)
* I also think that if and when the Fontainebleau ever opens, it'll probably be tarnished by its troubled construction period and the fact that it has been put on hold for 6+ years.
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