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Old October 21st, 2006, 08:25 PM   #1
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LAS VEGAS | The Palazzo | 642 ft | 53 fl | Com

WORLD'S LARGEST HOTEL





This is a major expansion of the Venetian/Sands Expo megaresort complex
developed by Las Vegas Sands Corporation on the Las Vegas Strip.

When finished, the combined Palazzo, Venetian and Sands Expo and Convention Center
will be the largest resort and hotel complex in the world, with more than
7,000 hotel rooms and suites.

Expansion stats:
• $1.8 billion budget
• 14 acre site
• 7,400,000 square feet floor space
• 54 levels above ground
• 8 levels below ground
• 50-floor hotel tower with 3,025 rooms
• Six villas with up to 11,000 square feet each
• Over 375 concierge-level suites
• 296 multi-room suites
• Six presidential suites
• Seven pools
• 60-foot glass dome lobby
• Multiple two story fountains
• Theater hosting a major production or Broadway show
• 105,000-square-foot casino
• 375,000-square-foot enclosed shopping
• 450,000 square feet of meeting and conference space
• 4,400-space underground parking garage

Home page:
http://www.lasvegassands.com/palazzo.html

Infomation sites:
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=212149
http://www.library.unlv.edu/arch/arc...nt=proj&id=647
http://www.vegastodayandtomorrow.com/palazzo.htm

News stories:
http://www.hotel-online.com/News/PR2...4_Palazzo.html
http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_ho...s/3453835.html

Developer:
Sheldon Adelson, Forbes' 3rd richest man in U.S.
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p..._EE&refer=news

Architects & designers:
James R. Rimelspach; The Stubbins Associates of Nevada, LLC.; Wilson & Associates; HKS

Other companies involved:
Dick Corporation; AE Associates; Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo; Lifescapes International, Inc.; Martin & Martin Civil Engineers and Surveyors; Rinker Materials Nevada; Jake's Crane; Rigging & Transportation International, Inc.; Tractel Ltd. Western; Dubai International Reinforced Plastics, LLC; Doka Industrie GmbH; Century Steel, Inc..



Construction:
• 12-month long 1-million cubic yard excavation
• Several hundred 120-feet deep pilings
• 10,000-yard concrete core foundation pour
• 66,000 tons of steel for framing

Construction is well underway.










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Old October 21st, 2006, 08:52 PM   #2
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uh..wow!

what a freakin' massive core!
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Old October 21st, 2006, 09:05 PM   #3
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Old October 21st, 2006, 09:13 PM   #4
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Massive structure! But can't they built anything else than huge ugly walls over there?
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Old October 21st, 2006, 09:36 PM   #5
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Nice, really classy building.

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Old October 21st, 2006, 09:54 PM   #6
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I was in Vegas 2 weeks ago and saw the model of the Palazzo inside of the Venetian. There really is no words to describe how big the Palazzo is.
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Old October 21st, 2006, 10:47 PM   #7
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WOw.. amazing
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 04:12 AM   #8
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Big ugly walls i would say that vegas has some of the worlds classies buildings lately most cost around a billion dollars too.
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 04:39 AM   #9
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then what will you say about Kuwait projects !!

and BTW what unique in this project i can't get it !!
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 04:47 AM   #10
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Locks awsome
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 09:20 AM   #11
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Looks too kitsch.

HORRIBLE !!
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 09:42 AM   #12
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can't they built anything else than huge ugly walls over there?
I agree that they could certainly come up with a nicer design than this derivative facade, but they can not make it smaller or skinny, there is just too much demand for rooms and the massive amount of floor space needed for those rooms.

Allow me to put this into perspective. As a size comparison, Freedom Tower in New York will have "only" 2,600,000 square feet of floor space, Burj Dubai will have 3,378,137 square feet of floor space, Sears Tower has 3,800,000 square feet of floor space, Chicago Merchandise Mart has 4,200,000 square feet of floor space and the Pentagon has 6,600,000 square feet of floor space. But check this out, Palazzo will have 7,400,000 square feet of floor space. This thing is a monster by world standards, but actually average by Vegas megaresort standards (CityCenter will have 18 million sq ft combined, and a nicer design).

You have to realize that it's difficult to design a single building that size without having to include massive, wide facades, especially with the FAA height restrictions along the south Strip. 40 million tourists want rooms with a view, so they can't make a skinny tower and they can't just spread out all that floor space like the Aalsmeer Flower Auction.

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Old October 22nd, 2006, 09:48 AM   #13
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Now that we have Bellagio, Wynn, Paris, and many other great projects in Vegas, we expect something better than this mundane architecture.
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 10:18 AM   #14
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I think a couple of things that hurt the design are the vertical stripes and the lack of a sensible top. The large windows help make it less imposing, but they are fighting the vertical stripes which, of course, are imposing. Plus, the Mediterranean style at the bottom has been way over done here and tan colored buildings are just plain boring. But, on the bright side, there are more garish designs in town than this.
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 11:54 PM   #15
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this building is friggin massive! glad to see it's well under way
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Las Vegas is so crap and cheesy
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Learn to speak english dumbass. What was the point to your post anyway besides making people mad.
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 04:44 AM   #18
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That is part of the charm! kind of like the majority of Europe... (ooohhh)
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I looked at the pic and asked myself where is the nearly 200m tall skyscraper.


but now i understand......
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