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Old May 13th, 2009, 06:39 AM   #761
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amazing. High quality, and a lot of it. Wonder how the people's mover is moving along.
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Old May 13th, 2009, 06:42 AM   #762
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Old May 13th, 2009, 07:20 AM   #763
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Amazing pictures! Are they testing metrorail now?
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 08:03 PM   #764
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looking great!!!!!
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Old May 24th, 2009, 03:01 AM   #765
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Wow excellent images. I love this project
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Old May 24th, 2009, 03:58 AM   #766
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Looks very simular to the Mandalay Bay tram, are there any plans to connect these in the future?
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Old May 24th, 2009, 07:07 AM   #767
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I wouldn't want to climb all those stairs to the monorail station. I'm sure there must be an elevator.
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Old May 24th, 2009, 08:25 PM   #768
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Come on! Climbing up the stairs is great exercise!
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Old May 24th, 2009, 09:44 PM   #769
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With 600 feet, shouldn't this be in the Skyscrapers-section?
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Old May 24th, 2009, 11:18 PM   #770
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Looks very simular to the Mandalay Bay tram, are there any plans to connect these in the future?
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Old May 29th, 2009, 02:29 PM   #771
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It it total balls that the Harmon Hotel will not be completed at its planned 50-story height because of a problem with the reinforcing bars within the concrete. It has been cut down to 28 floors (should have been about 30-35). I haven't seen a construction flaw like this, especially in a first-world country like the United States. Those kind of flaws should have happened in first world countries. Did that problem occur in many places within its concrete frame or did it only occur in a few places? I do not want the Harmon hotel tower collapsing unexpectedly.
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Old May 29th, 2009, 04:00 PM   #772
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the problems occured in many places, but since they're cutting down the height, they're confident that it won't collapse.
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Old May 29th, 2009, 06:10 PM   #773
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I wouldn't want to climb all those stairs to the monorail station. I'm sure there must be an elevator.
There is an elevator, as well as escalators. Plus the direct access to the building that will be its main traffic flow.
Those stairs you see there are for safety use only: maintanance and access to the base/tracks of the station and as an emergency exit in case of fire or some other emergency situation. They are attached to the main concrete structure in case of fire (and possible damage to the main structure).

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It it total balls that the Harmon Hotel will not be completed at its planned 50-story height because of a problem with the reinforcing bars within the concrete. It has been cut down to 28 floors (should have been about 30-35). I haven't seen a construction flaw like this, especially in a first-world country like the United States. Those kind of flaws should have happened in first world countries. Did that problem occur in many places within its concrete frame or did it only occur in a few places? I do not want the Harmon hotel tower collapsing unexpectedly.
you are oversimplifying a situation that is more complex than "third world/ first world country" nonsense. Failure in the quality control system that has to ensure and enforce regulations and quality is extremely complex and expensive, and may be put at risk in a situation where the company is trying to cut on the budget to save the project. It's mpt a justification of those cuts, but simply reality. Failure can happen, in the best of systems when put under strain, and what has happened is a clear example of failure as well as effectiveness. In fact, the system proved it was able to fix it's own mistake in time, that is, the mistake was found and corrected before the worst could (and would) have happened, such as the failure of the structure once the building was complited at its original hight and opened to the public. And even these kind of disasters happen in industrialized countries, let alone developing ones.

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Old May 29th, 2009, 06:14 PM   #774
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Extremely impressive.
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Old June 7th, 2009, 12:04 PM   #775
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WOW, what a change in vegas since my last visit in 2004 !!!

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Old July 19th, 2009, 06:57 AM   #776
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An update would be nice.
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Yes please. I am dying to know what is going on with City Center now.
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Old July 20th, 2009, 06:10 AM   #778
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Just came back from Vegas. Will upload pics momentarily.
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Old July 20th, 2009, 07:51 AM   #779
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