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Old May 25th, 2008, 01:09 PM   #501
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Yes I see.. But it still doesn't look like a real airport! It's really flat..
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Old May 25th, 2008, 01:19 PM   #502
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Looking great!

Slightly OT, but why did they remove the palm trees and grass from the middle of the road? They looked better than concrete...
they are going to build a bridge from city center over to planet hollywood

and thats mccarran, 5th busiest airport in the nation and 14th busiest in the world i believe, its less than 2 miles from the strip so thats why there is a 600ft height limit on mid-strip hotels


http://www.visitingdc.com/images/mccarran-airport.jpg
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Old May 25th, 2008, 07:14 PM   #503
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Yes I see.. But it still doesn't look like a real airport! It's really flat..
Looks like an airport to me....









are you used to vertical airports? please tell me where because I've never seen one...
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Old May 26th, 2008, 01:28 AM   #504
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Yes I see.. But it still doesn't look like a real airport! It's really flat..
i thought all airports are flat. O My God! Where have i been!!!!!!? Aiports arnt flat......then how are they?
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Old May 26th, 2008, 02:56 AM   #505
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How can an airport look too flat??? I never knew they made airports on slopes... taking off is easy, but landing is a b.tch!!! lol

On VTaT they have a bridge being built for CC to PH... and a reconstruction of the Harmon interchange... CC is going to amazing when finished, I love Veer the best!!!
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Old May 26th, 2008, 03:08 AM   #506
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Looking great!

Slightly OT, but why did they remove the palm trees and grass from the middle of the road? They looked better than concrete...
You can see from this rendering from VegasTaT the bridge from CC to PH, also the vegatition will be replanted when complete...

Source: http://www.vegastodayandtomorrow.com...r.htm#interior
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Old May 27th, 2008, 06:04 PM   #507
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Magnifico! Come grandioso!

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You can see from this rendering from VegasTaT the bridge from CC to PH, also the vegatition will be replanted when complete...
Bravo, bravo!

I am ready for the Grand Opening! Have champagne bottle chilled and ready for the big day!

Grazie amico's!
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 05:40 PM   #508
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! ! STRIKE ! !


Photo by Jeremy Lyverse/Review-Journal.


Photo by Leila Navidi/Las Vegas Sun

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http://lasvegassun.com/news/2008/jun...-site-protest/

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Workers Strike at Project CityCenter

Updated: June 3, 2008 07:19 AM

The majority of union workers on MGM Mirage Inc.'s multibillion dollar CityCenter project struck late Monday after talks broke down between the Nevada Building and Construction Trades Council, casino giant MGM Mirage and project general contractor Perini Building Co.

Since construction on CityCenter began, six men have died. The latest, 39-year-old Dustin Tarter, a crane worker, was killed Saturday. He is the latest victim who perished on the grounds.

"This is the sixth death since the start of the construction of the CityCenter project and this is unacceptable," said Steve Ross with the Southern Nevada Building & Construction Trades Council.

The council is throwing down the gauntlet. It has made suggestions to Perini Building Company and MGM-Mirage on ways to improve safety concerns at the job site.

Now they're demanding an immediate work site safety assessment, an on-site OSHA training course, both administered by the Center for Construction Research and Training, and full job site access to be granted to union officials and safety directors.

"Immediately is the time we're allowing Perini and MGM-Mirage to work with us in regards to these requests, meaning today," said Ross.

Now the 6,000 workers at CityCenter will walk once the clock strikes midnight.

"We have the most dangerous work on the site -- no ifs, ands or buts. Something needs to be done," said an ironworker who didn't want his name given.

He's prepared to strike to save lives, "We're all behind this. Whatever has to be done to stop the men dying continuously. One man per month is what we have going right now. That's not okay."

Steve Redlinger, a spokesperson for the Southern Nevada Building and Construction Trades Council and its affiliated unions, said a compromise on those three demands is not expected to be met by the deadline. Negotiations with Perini Building Company and MGM-Mirage are expecting to resume Tuesday morning.

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Old June 3rd, 2008, 06:47 PM   #509
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Six deaths? What are the details about them? How did they happen?
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 08:12 PM   #510
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JOB SITE DEATHS

The Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating Saturday's death of Dustin Tarter, said Elisabeth Shurtleff, a spokeswoman with the Nevada Department of Business and Industry.

Tarter was a crane "oiler" who was working on a moving crane when he is believed to have been caught between the counterweight system and the track of the crane, fire officials said. Tarter was crushed and killed.

His was the sixth worker death at the project site.

The CityCenter project is expected to open in late 2009 on the Strip. It is being built by MGM Mirage.

The others who died while working on the project are:

• Mark Wescoat, 47, of Las Vegas, an electrician who fell about 20 feet to his death on April 26.

• Harold Billingsley, 46, of Las Vegas, an ironworker who died Oct. 5, 2007, after falling about 55 feet after reportedly hitting his head on a beam and losing his balance.

• Harvey Englander, 65, of Las Vegas who died Aug. 9, 2007, when his body was struck and severed by an elevator counter-weight system.

• Bobby Lee Tohannie, 40, of Kayenta, Ariz., and Angel J. Hernandez, 24, of Las Vegas, were crushed to death Feb. 6, 2007, when two 3,000-pound steel walls fell on them.

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Old June 3rd, 2008, 08:32 PM   #511
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6 deaths on one project?? That's more than the Empire State Building 75 years ago. Rediculous.
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 09:08 PM   #512
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Look at their handiwork in the back, they really did work hard, they made something very impressive. Six deaths doesn't seem excessive, but I understand their frustrations.
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 10:00 PM   #513
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Six deaths doesn't seem excessive, but I understand their frustrations.
sounds excessive to me
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Old June 4th, 2008, 01:02 AM   #514
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6 deaths on one project?? That's more than the Empire State Building 75 years ago. Rediculous
it is one project but in truth it is 6 skyscrapers, a large shopping mall and a power plant being built. 75 years ago workers didn't have on-site distractions like pagers, cell phones etc either

none of that should excuse the large number of deaths on this site though, looking at recent accidents across the country construction seems to be just as dangerous today as it was years ago

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Old June 4th, 2008, 06:13 AM   #515
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Whoever said "Six deaths doesn't seem excessive" is obviously a moron. Maybe that person should go and say that to these families loved ones.
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Old June 4th, 2008, 06:45 AM   #516
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when will it be done?
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Old June 4th, 2008, 07:08 AM   #517
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We have the giant bureaucracy of OSHA supposedly on top of these kinds of issues.
Where are they?
That is what OSHA is for, to investigate and suggest improvements, or to impose fines, if policy is not being followed.
The strike seems like BS. Has the union made SPECIFIC suggestions as to how to make the worksite safer? Where are the "experts" here?
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Old June 4th, 2008, 08:01 AM   #518
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Look at their handiwork in the back, they really did work hard, they made something very impressive. Six deaths doesn't seem excessive, but I understand their frustrations.

Six deaths on one project (ok, a set of projects) doesn't seem excessive? In this day and age, any deaths on a construction project are unacceptable. They were right to strike.
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Old June 4th, 2008, 12:05 PM   #519
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when will it be done?
it was all meant to open at once in the final quarter 2009 but it looks like one of the towers which is already topped (Vdara) will now open in May/June 2009 ahead of the big opening
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Old June 4th, 2008, 12:21 PM   #520
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About a month ago In Business Las Vegas had an article on the MGM City Center and here was the photo on the front page.

The frontage is really shaping up nicely and the whole City Center will be spectacular once completed.
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