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Old December 5th, 2006, 08:51 AM   #1
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LAS VEGAS | Trump Towers | 622ft | 64 fl x 2 | Completed

Trump International Hotel & Towers, Las Vegas



[IMG]http://i11.************/2m51ggi.jpg[/IMG]

Trump's first project in Las Vegas, in partnership with Phil Ruffin, owner of the Frontier Hotel. Project originally planned for only one tower, but when first tower sold out within days, trump plans a second identical tower next to the first one.

Website: www.trumplv.com
Tower 1 Height: 189m/620ft' - 64 floors
Tower 2 Height: 197m/645ft'
Type: Condominium/Hotel
Exterior: Glass blended with 24k gold.
Cost: $300 million (tower 1)
Opening Date: Early 2008, possibly late 2007 (unlikely)
Architect: Bergman, Walls & Associates
Builder: Perini Building Company

1282 units
1 Restaurant

Interesting Facts:

*True to Trump's style, he builds a $3 million TEMPORARY sales center on Las Vegas blvd, the most expensive ever in Vegas and possibly most of the country.

*The windows actually contains 24K gold to help reflect the desert heat.

*A basketball team is rumored to own an entire floor in tower 1.

*Trump has bought himself a penthouse in tower 1.



Location of Tower in City


Trump and Frontier Hotel Owner Phil Ruffin at Groundbreaking Ceremony.


Some current construction photos by SSC member Don Pacho:





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Old December 5th, 2006, 01:58 PM   #2
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gold. =.=
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Old December 5th, 2006, 02:30 PM   #3
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shiny....
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Old December 5th, 2006, 09:18 PM   #4
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It's about 40 stories tall right now.

Here's a night shot I took about a month ago
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Old December 5th, 2006, 11:07 PM   #5
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for a trump building, the tower actually looks really good imo. im still on the fence about the gold glass tho, looks a bit tacky.

thats sick tho that hes building 2 towers. when is the 2nd slated for construction?
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Old December 6th, 2006, 01:56 AM   #6
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Don't know the exact date, but in January they say it'll play a big role in the new Apprentice season. Guessing the winner will get to mange the tower's construction or something. How's that for advertising?

Needless to say it'll sell out in days and construction won't be far behind.


Trump tower taken today.

Time: Near noon.
Looking at eastern face. Notice the Nordstroms across the street from the tower being illuminated with Trump's rays of gold.


Trump's 3 million dollar sales center.


Western face of tower, taken early morning. Distance of 1 mile. The tower seems much bigger then it looks even up close.







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Old December 6th, 2006, 03:43 AM   #7
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im still on the fence about the gold glass tho, looks a bit tacky.
I would say so, but how can anything look tacky in Las Vegas? If it were in a somber city it would be an incredible eyesore, but it should blend in nice in the gaudy skyline of LV.
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Old December 6th, 2006, 03:51 AM   #8
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The Mandalay Bay resort, with two towers, all 3 towers of the MGM condo complex and the Mirage resort are gold as well. It's nothing new or unusual here.

Still I do think Trump has taken gold to the max. Ironically fitting for someone like him.
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Old December 6th, 2006, 09:29 AM   #9
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!!FATAL CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT!!

Just heard on the tv news that construction work was stopped tuesday at around 11am on the Trump tower after a worker fell five floors down an elevator shaft due to equipment failure.

http://www.krnv.com/Global/story.asp?S=5774501&nav=8faO

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Old December 6th, 2006, 09:46 AM   #10
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Deaths are never a good thing. OSHA will probably be investigating it and construction is likely to be halted for a while. I hope it's just bad luck as opposed to them skipping safety procedures or rushing the construction.

Deaths arn't unheard of however. One or two workers have been killed before building other megaresorts such as Bellagio back then.
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Old December 6th, 2006, 11:18 AM   #11
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This is one of my favorite buildings! I just love the gold windows, it looks so classy!

The best facade in the world.
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Old December 6th, 2006, 09:00 PM   #12
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Las Vegas needs a lot more skyscrapers i think
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Old December 6th, 2006, 11:19 PM   #13
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Trump LV is one of the most acttractive buildings in the world. Even in a city as tacky as Vegas (though it's changing into a more livable city), Trump LV stands out. A very hard thing to do espically seeing as how Vegas has alot of gold towers already.
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Old December 7th, 2006, 12:12 AM   #14
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Nice building, Las Vegasis always in a continues changes that make the city better everyday, I've never been there but I think it would wonderful to be there.
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Old December 7th, 2006, 03:52 AM   #15
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Find the Tower
Can you see it?

Many have wondered why he would stick his tower all the way behind the Frontier hotel's property, no one would see it right? Wrong. Being tall as it will be, it will peek out right over the Treasure Island hotel, and is perfectly aligned with the Strip such that his tower will appear to be looming directly north of nearly half of the Strip.

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Old December 9th, 2006, 12:31 AM   #16
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Old December 9th, 2006, 12:50 AM   #17
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seems like Mandalay Bay
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Old December 9th, 2006, 02:26 AM   #18
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If the facade of this buildling is as shiny as I think it is (and how it looks in those sweet pics) wouldn't it almost be a driving hazard to those on the Strip? I mean, if the sun hits it just right, that could blind some drivers if it reflects into their eyes. Maybe the orientation of the tower would prevent this from happening though. Just a weird thought I had.
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Old December 9th, 2006, 02:33 AM   #19
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Haha you would think so but then if it is the Wynn is guilty too, I've seen that thing reflect the rays of the sunset pretty strongly. But Trump's gold windows will probably be 10x more blinding then Wynn's reddish copper.

Don't get me started on the Luxor and Mandalay Bay those things reflect as well big time. I guess people will just have to deal with it.
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Old December 9th, 2006, 03:14 AM   #20
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When the Luxors windows are clean theyre cool but theyre always dusty when I come to Vegas
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