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Old June 4th, 2008, 09:22 PM   #521
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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.
You wanna **** off? For this huge a project, just 6 deaths is not unexpected, though a little bit high. Of course there should be no deaths, but there's always people distracted, corporations skimping on safety training, etc... With this huge a project and with quite a fast speed, deaths in single-digits is quite low for the amount of square footage coming on line.
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Old June 4th, 2008, 11:31 PM   #522
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The back section of the City Center.





Linked with the condos across the freeway via an overpass.
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Old June 5th, 2008, 06:15 PM   #523
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You can see from this rendering from VegasTaT the bridge from CC to PH,
Actually, the bridge goes from Planet Hollywood to the Cosmopolitan, then you take another bridge from the Cosmopolitan to CityCenter.
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Old June 5th, 2008, 07:33 PM   #524
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This is the first I have seen on this because I dont usually come to this part of the forum so can someone tell me, will this be like a real city centre with retail, office blocks and stuff like that?
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Old June 5th, 2008, 11:18 PM   #525
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Shot this last week.
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Old June 6th, 2008, 12:45 AM   #526
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thats the old boardwalk hotel, legendary buffet, legendary for all the wrong reasons http://www.inetours.com/Las_Vegas/im...dwalk_1071.jpg

the boardwalk only sat on a tiny part of the city-center site, where the Mandarin Oriental high-rise sits today

the golf course is not gone that long this is a shot from 1990, you can see the dunes golf course just north of excalibur. Also notice across the road the site where MGM grand now sits was also a country club



http://www.interjet.ch/LasVegas0401/LasVegas1990.jpg
I stayed in the Boardwalk Hotel for a few days - I got a room on the top floor (18th), and it was not too comfortable. I had this nagging feeling that I was given a room where sonebody could have possibly died in, because I felt this very creepy feeling about it - The same feeling I would get in my stepdad's apartment building when I walked by this one unit that had an occupant who died of AIDS (it took them 3 weeks to enter his apt. and find his body), and the smell as you can imagine was out of this world it wqas so horrible. A day before they found his dead body, my mother had seen him get out of the elevator and walk down the hall, even though the coroner knew for a fact that he was dead for at least 3 weeks.. A little off topic, but Im comparing this because I felt the same feeling when I stayed in this hotel room - I actually left a day early because of that!
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Old June 6th, 2008, 02:32 AM   #527
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Wow, Vdara cladding is perfect, perfect color, and just the right amount of reflectivity. Las Vegas has really progressed from the tacky theme resorts era with these great, beautiful, modern buildings.
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Old June 6th, 2008, 03:09 AM   #528
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This is the first I have seen on this because I dont usually come to this part of the forum so can someone tell me, will this be like a real city centre with retail, office blocks and stuff like that?
shopping centre (mall) yes, fire station, power plant, office blocks not really, there will be towers but they won't be used for business purposes but hotel and condos.
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Old June 6th, 2008, 04:27 AM   #529
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You wanna **** off? For this huge a project, just 6 deaths is not unexpected, though a little bit high. Of course there should be no deaths, but there's always people distracted, corporations skimping on safety training, etc... With this huge a project and with quite a fast speed, deaths in single-digits is quite low for the amount of square footage coming on line.
This is not Dubai where workers are expendable.

As "waccamatt" mentioned, "In this day and age, any deaths on a construction project are unacceptable. They were right to strike."
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Old June 16th, 2008, 06:51 PM   #530
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Originally from P&C (a little behind on posting these, sry):

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A shitload of new pics from VTaT on CityCenter including views of Cosmopolitan (Vdara looks amazing!):



Vdara closeup (the best cladding of CityCenter besides Harmon, which hasn't gone up enough to judge fully):









Massive pool area:





Convention center, not a parking garage:



Cosmopolitan on right, already getting a little tall:



Veer: (I'm not "feeling" the cladding right now, hopefully it will look better as it goes up)



Mandarin Oriental, standard hotel block (at least appearance):



Mall:



Harmon, Vdara, Cosmopolitan:

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Old June 17th, 2008, 06:48 AM   #531
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im loving it.

The Veer is incredible!
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Old June 17th, 2008, 06:52 AM   #532
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I don't want to be mean but these parking lots are plain ugly. Why didn't they put them underground?
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Old June 17th, 2008, 06:55 AM   #533
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there is only one you can see in those photos and it belongs to another Casino.

On the other hand, Las Vegas is a largely spread out city and not cramped so they could put the lots above surface.
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Old June 17th, 2008, 07:05 AM   #534
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I thought they were wealthy enough to, you know, care about aesthetics.

I'm talking about all the casinos, not especially this one.
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Old June 17th, 2008, 07:08 AM   #535
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you do realize we are talking about Las Vegas and this is not a Casino.
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Old June 17th, 2008, 07:35 AM   #536
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I thought they were wealthy enough to, you know, care about aesthetics.

I'm talking about all the casinos, not especially this one.

You are kidding right? because every single important city in the world has these kind of parking places, not to mention european cities: I've lived in Rome for 19 years and it was full, and Milan, Madrid and Barcelona were exactly the same. Then there are cities like Toronto that have more parking places than parks (it's amazing how many parking areas there are in downtown toronto.... let alone the outskirts of Montreal, pretty embarrassing ). And what, these cities don't care about aesthetics?
Please give me a good answer because I'm seriously considering you are not older than 15 and have seen very little world to be able to write something like that.

p.s. or all these cities not wealthy enough to care about aesthetics?
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Old June 17th, 2008, 04:48 PM   #537
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I don't want to be mean but these parking lots are plain ugly. Why didn't they put them underground?
because underground parking for a project of this scale would take years to complete, instead of opening in 2009, city center would open in 2011-2012

most of the casino car parks are located behind the hotels (you cannot see them on the strip) e.g. facing i-15 like the one in the above photo
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Old June 18th, 2008, 01:05 AM   #538
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I'm pretty sure the Pallazzo is about the only one to have underground parking and that was mostly due to space restrictions and even that was not enough to accommodate all their parking needs. It's not more common because Las Vegas sits on extremely dense bedrock and excavating a pit big enough for these structures would be enormously expensive and take a lot more time, and in Vegas time is money. They work the construction crews 24/7 because everyday not open is a day millions are not earned.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 03:22 AM   #539
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This project is beautiful and the speed is AMAZING. Veer looking interesting, but I'm worried about how it will fit in. Time will tell I guess. When is this project supposed to be done again?
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 03:40 AM   #540
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This project is beautiful and the speed is AMAZING. Veer looking interesting, but I'm worried about how it will fit in. Time will tell I guess. When is this project supposed to be done again?
vdara now scheduled to open may-ish 2009 with the rest of the project opening oct 2009
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