daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > Skyscrapers > Proposed Skyscrapers



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old July 8th, 2007, 09:43 PM   #81
gpz137
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 43
Likes (Received): 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by mdiederi View Post
The frame they are constructing over on the convention side sure looks beefy enough to go much taller.
No kidding. And looking at how they went back and strengthened the tower's main foundation after already beginning construction made me think they were hedging their bets that they could increase the height of the main tower at some point during construction. Fontainebleau was originally planned to be 1000 feet tall anyway and now with their neighbor to the north asking for 1888 feet... I was really excited when I first started reading this Application Information card thinking, "This is it! Just what I was hoping for!" But no, just the podium building.
gpz137 no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old July 10th, 2007, 04:41 AM   #82
Superfish
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 163
Likes (Received): 2

just the podium huh? That's too bad then.

We'll get our supertall someday.

Crown could do it, or some will go near the Strat or from MGM's north strip project. The odds are pretty good.

Anyhow I don't really want something that wide being 1000ft, if hotels are supposed to wider as with many others on the strip Fontainebleau to go higher would make it way too imposing.

Leave supertalls to more traditional building designs.
Superfish no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 10th, 2007, 08:46 AM   #83
kangarooMN09
Registered User
 
kangarooMN09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Boston
Posts: 75
Likes (Received): 2

first 200m+ tower for Las Vegas, congratssss
__________________
:)
kangarooMN09 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 12th, 2007, 02:48 AM   #84
gpz137
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 43
Likes (Received): 1

A million additional square feet here, a million there and pretty soon you have an 8 million square foot resort! Well, I guess that's what you get when you raise a 20 some-odd acre sized podium building nearly 30 feet up....

http://dsnet.co.clark.nv.us/dsnetapp...a/P0219043.htm
gpz137 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 12th, 2007, 03:27 AM   #85
Superfish
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 163
Likes (Received): 2

Fontainebleau will be a beast of a resort. Unlike Palazzo it's concrete too.

At 737ft it's taller than Hoover Dam! (726ft)

You have all stared down the dam's downstream side and thought the river was far far below, well the view from top of Fontainebleau will be the same.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoover_dam
Superfish no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 12th, 2007, 03:55 AM   #86
Maxwell Thomas
Maxwell Thomas
 
Maxwell Thomas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 2
Likes (Received): 0

Great addition!
__________________
I was born in the back seat of a Yellow Cab in a hospital loading zone and with the meter still running. I emerged needing a shave and shouted Time Square, and step on it! " - Tom Waits
Maxwell Thomas no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 12th, 2007, 04:38 PM   #87
mdiederi
Artist
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Downtown
Posts: 1,058
Likes (Received): 162





mdiederi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 14th, 2007, 12:07 AM   #88
mdiederi
Artist
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Downtown
Posts: 1,058
Likes (Received): 162







mdiederi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 14th, 2007, 12:37 AM   #89
Superfish
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 163
Likes (Received): 2

The 4th tower crane is finally going up. It is blue of course to keep things matching
Superfish no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 14th, 2007, 01:08 AM   #90
mdiederi
Artist
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Downtown
Posts: 1,058
Likes (Received): 162

Ah, things change fast at these construction sites. I shot those last pictures three days ago. You can see the base for the forth tower crane in the next to last photo.
mdiederi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 14th, 2007, 01:16 AM   #91
Muse
Supernature
 
Muse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Sydney
Posts: 8,590
Likes (Received): 32

Thanks for the last 2 rounds of pics mdiederi Much appreciated.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mdiederi View Post
This is the rendering that was in the paper the other day.
...and this is the only render we have so far? It looks almost as wide as it is tall.
Muse no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 14th, 2007, 01:28 AM   #92
mdiederi
Artist
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Downtown
Posts: 1,058
Likes (Received): 162

Quote:
Originally Posted by gpz137 View Post
A million additional square feet here, a million there and pretty soon you have an 8 million square foot resort! Well, I guess that's what you get when you raise a 20 some-odd acre sized podium building nearly 30 feet up....

http://dsnet.co.clark.nv.us/dsnetapp...a/P0219043.htm
I was just reading that and it says they miscalculated an additional 464,809 square feet of floor space in the original plans. That's a lot of floor to overlook.
mdiederi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 14th, 2007, 01:58 AM   #93
Dale
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 9,180
Likes (Received): 5505

Is it my imagination, or do they get stuff built faster in Vegas ?
Dale no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 14th, 2007, 04:57 AM   #94
Superfish
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 163
Likes (Received): 2

The sooner a resort opens, the sooner it makes money.
Superfish no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 14th, 2007, 05:02 AM   #95
-Corey-
Je suis tout vous
 
-Corey-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Seattle
Posts: 16,222
Likes (Received): 5223

Exactly.. Every yearh there is a new hotel.. a luxury hotel, and each new hotel is better than the old one haha
__________________

๏̯͡๏๏̯͡๏
-Corey- no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 16th, 2007, 06:33 AM   #96
-Corey-
Je suis tout vous
 
-Corey-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Seattle
Posts: 16,222
Likes (Received): 5223

taken today
__________________

๏̯͡๏๏̯͡๏
-Corey- no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 16th, 2007, 06:41 PM   #97
mdiederi
Artist
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Downtown
Posts: 1,058
Likes (Received): 162

Quote:
Originally Posted by alex537 View Post
taken today
No, I shot that last week. Look at post #87. There's a new crane not in that picture that they put up since then.
mdiederi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 16th, 2007, 09:28 PM   #98
Superfish
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 163
Likes (Received): 2

The crane is fully assembled and operational now. It's quite a sight.

You get a good feel for how wide the tower is.
Superfish no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 16th, 2007, 09:33 PM   #99
-Corey-
Je suis tout vous
 
-Corey-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Seattle
Posts: 16,222
Likes (Received): 5223

Quote:
Originally Posted by mdiederi View Post
No, I shot that last week. Look at post #87. There's a new crane not in that picture that they put up since then.
oh really?? i saw that pic on lasvegastomorow.com and it said july 15th.
__________________

๏̯͡๏๏̯͡๏
-Corey- no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 21st, 2007, 10:48 PM   #100
mdiederi
Artist
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Downtown
Posts: 1,058
Likes (Received): 162

New renders.



mdiederi no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
fontainebleau, las vegas

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 02:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu