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Old May 1st, 2007, 01:08 AM   #41
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Fontaintebleau's staging area. Might also be the beginnings of their temporary concrete plant off to the left there:



Here's the foundation work from Arpil 27th. They were pouring the first conrete pillars yesterday.



The El Rancho sign gets chipped away at. A couple guys with blowtorches rain steel down onto the ground at night.

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Old May 1st, 2007, 01:20 AM   #42
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Here's another interesting observation I made about the Fontainebleau foundation construction. Extensive modifications were made to the foundation after it was already started. The second rendition of the foundation is much deeper and much stronger. Wonder if they are going to make one more run at getting their original request for a 1000 foot tower passed? Or not.

First picture from March 31:


And now after they excavated around each poured footing, jackhammered out all the exposed concrete pillars and then finally built large rectangular massive steel reinforced concrete structures to put the piers on.
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Old May 1st, 2007, 03:10 AM   #43
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The second rendition of the foundation is much deeper and much stronger. Wonder if they are going to make one more run at getting their original request for a 1000 foot tower passed?[/IMG]
That would be really cool.

Great photos!
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Old May 1st, 2007, 06:28 PM   #44
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From the In Business Las Vegas:

"Under the radar has been the work already under way at the Fontainebleau site, the $2.8 billion development by the owners of the adjacent Turnberry Towers, former Mandalay Resort Group President Glenn Schaeffer and Australian casino powerhouse Publishing & Broadcasting Ltd.

One of the hallmarks of Mandalay Resort Group was its ability to build great properties for less than others, and I have a feeling that the $2.8 billion project will end up looking like it cost $4 billion.

Fontainebleau executives are tightlipped about their project - and about their reported involvement in a casino resort project in Vietnam - but their Strip resort is a project I'm looking forward to."
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 01:34 AM   #45
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I wish they will finally release a more detailed rendering.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 02:00 AM   #46
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Fontainebleau Progress from Turnberry

Hello All,

I have placed a web cam in my 34 th floor unit in Turnberry Place which is adjacent to the Fontainebleau site. If you would like to access the camera, just go to http://turnberry.raditton.com:84 and use:

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The resolution of the camera is not great and there is a lot of glare in the afternoon, but it has pan/tilt and zoom capability. I will try to keep it up during the duration of the project if people are interested.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 02:21 AM   #47
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That's great! Now we'll have a view form above from both sides, Sky and Turnberry.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 06:20 AM   #48
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Thank you very much raditton, your link is greatly appreaciated!!!
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 06:47 AM   #49
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I was googling earlier looking for information about Las Vegas Tower and I noticed that in this SEC Form 8-k second amendment to the land purchase agreement that it also explains a temporary lease of the land to a third party (Fontainebleau) that can be terminated 60 days after LVT1 takes title to the land. So that explains what's going on the lot to the north. Fontainebleau is probably paying for all that grading over there.

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Old May 4th, 2007, 06:46 AM   #50
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Hello All,

I have placed a web cam in my 34 th floor unit in Turnberry Place which is adjacent to the Fontainebleau site. If you would like to access the camera, just go to http://turnberry.raditton.com:84 and use:

id: guest
password:guest

The resolution of the camera is not great and there is a lot of glare in the afternoon, but it has pan/tilt and zoom capability. I will try to keep it up during the duration of the project if people are interested.
Dude! This is great. Thanks so much. I was just about to do the same thing from Sky on the other side. What camera are you using? The quality is pretty good, really.
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Old May 4th, 2007, 08:22 AM   #51
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The El Rancho sign gets chipped away at. A couple guys with blowtorches rain steel down onto the ground at night.

The El Rancho sign is being destroyed?
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Old May 4th, 2007, 01:00 PM   #52
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For crying out loud, how come they're building something without any renderings or further details released? What a strange marketing strategy lol
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Old May 4th, 2007, 07:46 PM   #53
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For crying out loud, how come they're building something without any renderings or further details released? What a strange marketing strategy lol
I'm choosing to believe that it's because they have some revolutionary or at least original design elements that they don't want to tip their hand on. There are nearby competitors that could integrate these elements into their own developments since they have not broken ground yet.
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it'll be a great building...
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Old May 5th, 2007, 11:11 PM   #55
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Dude! This is great. Thanks so much. I was just about to do the same thing from Sky on the other side. What camera are you using? The quality is pretty good, really.

I am using a 4xem IP network cam. Their website is

http://www.4xem.com/products/wireles...PTZ/index.html

I put them up all over my place to keep track of the contractors. They work out pretty well.

Hope you all are enjoying the camera. The sound of contruction down there is continuous.
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Old May 6th, 2007, 01:32 AM   #56
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it'll be a great building...
YES IT WILL.
I JUST CAN'T WAIT TO SEE A RENDER.
I DON'T KNOW WHY THEY ARE WAITING SO LONG.
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Might also be the beginnings of their temporary concrete plant off to the left there:
Yep, this just appeared on the Las Vegas Tower site. Obviously for Fontainebleau use.



And the pile-o-crane parts keeps getting bigger.
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Old May 9th, 2007, 04:26 PM   #58
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Who is the general contractor on this project?
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Old May 9th, 2007, 09:49 PM   #59
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The only thing I could find states a "Turnberry West Construction"

The structural engineer is John A. Martin & Associates, Inc.
http://www.johnmartin.com/
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