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Old October 15th, 2008, 06:12 AM   #221
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[QUOTE=erbsenzaehler;25963956]The name's just plain ridiculous.
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No it's not. It is paying homage to the famous luxury resort hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. In the 1940's and 50's elegant Miami Beach hotels were often named after French palaces: The Verseilles, The Malmaison ... or British ones as well, such as The Balmoral. The famous architect of these palatial hotels by the sea was often Morris Lapidus.

The Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami (now the Fontainebleau Hilton) was featured in the 1964(?) James Bond movie Goldfinger .
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Old October 15th, 2008, 06:39 AM   #222
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OMG it is huge, las vegas is starting to get non-themed skyscrapers, it is starting to become a REAL city in my opinion
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Old October 15th, 2008, 07:41 AM   #223
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I went to Las Vegas last weekend
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Old October 17th, 2008, 07:44 AM   #224
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Those are phenominal shots Vrysxy!!! Thank you very much!
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Old October 17th, 2008, 02:39 PM   #225
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It will look shiny and massive when completed. Good to LV.
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Old October 17th, 2008, 11:57 PM   #226
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It appears that this building will be heigher than 737 feet/63 floors. They are now working on the 64th floor and they have NOT even started the crown yet! I'm kinda excited!
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Old November 11th, 2008, 08:11 PM   #227
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Old November 11th, 2008, 08:20 PM   #228
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It looks massive. like all the resorts in LV Like it
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Old November 20th, 2008, 04:58 AM   #229
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On Skyscraperpage, the floor count now stands at 67 floors so far...
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Old November 20th, 2008, 05:14 AM   #230
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Any indication from the Fontainebleau folks if they plan to make this all hotel, part hotel/part condo hotel, or part hotel/part condo?
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Old November 20th, 2008, 06:09 AM   #231
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On Skyscraperpage, the floor count now stands at 67 floors so far...
I counted 67 floors too
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Old November 20th, 2008, 06:52 AM   #232
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The most towers in Vegas are resorts. Not special to me this one, Vegas is a nice city but I just don't like the downtown. all of the towers are too wide. they just have to build some slim towers.

These resorts are spending in the billions and they want to make sure to have a decent return on their investments so they are maximizing every square footage on their investments.
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Old November 20th, 2008, 07:04 AM   #233
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Wow that is just massive!
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Old November 20th, 2008, 07:13 AM   #234
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As you drive on Las Vegas Blvd this thing is ABSOLUTELY GIGANTIC. It's like a huge wall. Very Hong Kong lol. Can't wait to try it out!
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Old November 21st, 2008, 11:10 PM   #235
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Very impressive. I would love to go to Vegas just to see this and the City Center project as well.
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 12:02 AM   #236
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Fontainebleau at street level will be a nice addition on the Strip. With the right balance of restaurants and shops at the podium of this hotel, the Strip will be even more vibrant in the future.
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 04:34 PM   #237
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 08:48 PM   #238
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Very massive and very nice tower too
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dont like it. very text book - my first building. I hate the glass cladding over the bare concrete. dishonest and wasteful. should be a wall of solar panels or nothing
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 10:22 PM   #240
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dont like it. very text book - my first building. I hate the glass cladding over the bare concrete. dishonest and wasteful. should be a wall of solar panels or nothing
Well your in luck, supposedly there are solar cells incorporated in the glass...
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