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Old May 8th, 2007, 11:46 PM   #81
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wow gold glass skyscrapers...just what i LOVE!!!
I have to say it does reflect Las Vegas very well
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Old May 9th, 2007, 12:10 PM   #82
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Apparently Trump designed it himself...
The cladding is brilliant!
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Old May 9th, 2007, 12:38 PM   #83
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I envy the size of that guy's wallet.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 12:25 AM   #84
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Here's a request for a strange floor numbering system for the Trump towers.

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The standard method for numbering residential towers in the Las Vegas Valley is that the floor number corresponds to the level of the floor within the building. The units on that floor are then numbered corresponding to the floor in which they are located. For example, Floor 3 would be the 3rd level of the building and the units on that level would be numbered 301, 302, 303, etc. With this application, the applicant is requesting to deviate from the standard numbering system to allow an alternative floor/unit numbering system for the Trump Towers project. According to the applicant, during the design process, it was determined that the final height of the tower would be 640 feet high. Because of this, the top level of the building was assigned Floor 64. The numbering then proceeded down the building, ending with Floor 16 as the first level with condominium units. Below this level are 8 floors containing offices, recreation areas, parking and the lobby. If the building were numbered in the standard way, the first level of condominium units would be Floor 9 and the highest floor would be Floor 57.
It also says that the building will be operated as a hotel with a front desk and that the application process for Tower II has already started.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 05:37 AM   #85
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so how do you want them to count, 1 floor lobby, 6 floors parking, 8 floor office, ect...come on dude, they threw up 64 floors, why not count them all?

I have heard that in some trump tower they skipped like 10 floors on the elevator panel to make the higher floors higher numbers.... but i dont think that is happening here.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 07:03 PM   #86
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they threw up 64 floors, why not count them all?
They only built 57 floors.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 07:03 PM   #87
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Old May 16th, 2007, 01:36 AM   #88
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Was this an archtiectural design the Trump had sitting in a file cabinet since the 1980s?

Its very tacky, but it should fit into the tacky skyline of Las Vegas just fine.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 07:44 PM   #89
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The Frontier just sold today.. At 1.2 billion dollars that comes to 33 million dollars per acre. The Frontier parcel contains the land that Trump is built on, but that land was not included in the sale and will continue to be a joint development between Ruffin and Trump. The rest of the Frontier land will become a 5 billion dollar mixed use development anchored by a Plaza Hotel patterned after the Plaza Hotel in New York.

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"Donald has already heard about the deal, and he was thrilled to death," Ruffin said. "This is going to be a really good deal for the towers, and it will help them out tremendously."
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Old May 16th, 2007, 09:37 PM   #90
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It's ironic that Donald Trump himself bought the Plaza in New York for $407.5 million in 1988. And sold it at a loss for $325 million in 1995.

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I haven't purchased a building, I have purchased a masterpiece — the Mona Lisa. For the first time in my life, I have knowingly made a deal that was not economic — for I can never justify the price I paid, no matter how successful the Plaza becomes.
Now a new Plaza is coming to Vegas and being built next to his Trump Towers.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 02:56 AM   #91
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Its donald trump, so are they using REAL gold on the facade of the building?

there is a building in Toronto with a REAL gold facade, and I quite like it.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 03:45 AM   #92
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wow i like the golden windows of the trump towers
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Old May 17th, 2007, 03:48 AM   #93
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Its donald trump, so are they using REAL gold on the facade of the building?

there is a building in Toronto with a REAL gold facade, and I quite like it.
Yeah there's real 24k gold mixed in the glass.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 06:58 AM   #94
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Superb!! BRING on the GOLD!
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Old May 17th, 2007, 06:47 PM   #95
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Absolutely great news. A Golden tower, possibly even two. Twin towers always look much better. I'm so gonna stay there if i visit Las Vegas some day. That gold is so Las Vegas -style (and Mr. Trump especially)
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Old May 19th, 2007, 03:51 AM   #96
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Its a condo.
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Old May 19th, 2007, 07:56 AM   #97
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It's also a hotel.
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Old May 19th, 2007, 08:17 AM   #98
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This building wouldnt look good in any other city.
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Old June 5th, 2007, 08:48 AM   #99
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Old June 5th, 2007, 03:04 PM   #100
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Some towers in sydney count the underground floors as well so the flat start on floor 10 when they are really on on the 3rd floor
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