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Old July 23rd, 2007, 11:13 PM   #101
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Story about Fontainebleau and Turnberry Place nimbys.
http://lasvegassun.com/sunbin/storie...566673361.html
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Old July 24th, 2007, 01:24 AM   #102
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Geez, it's like city NIMBYs everywhere. They buy downtown expecting to have a suburban view forever. It's quite unrealistic and sad.

Thanks for the story and renders mdiederi
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Old July 24th, 2007, 06:34 AM   #103
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Good for Vegas.
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Old July 25th, 2007, 01:16 AM   #104
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Thanks for the updates mdiederi. I like the new renders. The podium looks amazing and it will certainly look good at street level. The height of the tower is also something to look forward to.
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Old July 25th, 2007, 06:32 AM   #105
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The Turnberry Nimby's are making a commotion on all the news channels the past days, they sure love the publicity.

I understand their feelings but it's not like anyone can prevent this when the law on views is clear and it's the strip for crying out loud. It's not like a high rise going up next to some single family houses or something where they can argue on grounds of noise, traffic, etc.

I do think they are mostly angry because Turnberry has a stake in Fontainebleau and even though they built Turnberry Place too, they did not inform them.
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Old July 28th, 2007, 02:21 AM   #106
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Old July 28th, 2007, 04:32 AM   #107
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Yep all four cranes are there. That tower will be great.
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Old July 28th, 2007, 05:05 PM   #108
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Cool construction pics.

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I do think they are mostly angry because Turnberry has a stake in Fontainebleau and even though they built Turnberry Place too, they did not inform them.
That is not unusual either. Developers are always selling out towers before they start on a tower right next door. They never even put the newer tower in the renders, on websites etc, even thugh these in question are totally different developments.
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Old July 29th, 2007, 11:09 PM   #109
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when are thay going to finish this building? the project looks great!
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Old July 30th, 2007, 07:31 PM   #110
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Mark, thanks so much for the pictures. I have not been out there in a while and I was having withdrawals not seeing the progress. This thing is huge. And so close to the road. Should be quite a sight once one rounds the corner up there by the Venetian.
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Old July 31st, 2007, 02:49 AM   #111
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when are thay going to finish this building? the project looks great!
Scheduled to open late 2008/early 2009.

Personally i can't wait for this one, its my favourite project in Vegas at this present time.
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Old July 31st, 2007, 03:18 AM   #112
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Fontainebleau's neighbors across the street: http://www.lvrj.com/business/8804437.html
Might give us an idea of how much per foot Fontainebleau's condo/hotel rooms might sell for. This guy's 475 foot high penthouse suite will have another 250+ feet of Fontainebleau to look up at.
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Old August 1st, 2007, 06:16 AM   #113
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I still get blown away when imagining how wide and tall the tower will be, if Sky is only 500ft and it's certainly not tiny by any means...


I was reminded the other day of Krystle Sands, remember that? It was one of the first condo towers during the boom back then and famously among the first to get canceled. There is probably a picture of it on VTAT site..eh never mind... it must have been so early he doesn't even have a render of it on his site at all. It was ugly anyway. Sky was proposed at around the same time and was far better.

Anyway it occupied the space of the old , gah what was that motel that used to be there... forgot the name. But that land cut a huge chunk into the current Fontainebleau plot. Even more it would have taken the valuable street corner sandwiching Fontainebleau in the middle. I'm thinking Fontainebleau would be very different if Krystle sands didn't get canceled and Turnberry bought it out.

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Old August 1st, 2007, 07:58 AM   #114
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whoa it's already going up!
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Old August 1st, 2007, 04:35 PM   #115
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I still get blown away when imagining how wide and tall the tower will be, if Sky is only 500ft and it's certainly not tiny by any means....
Yes imagine one of the excalibur towers (each 240 feet tall) on top of the 500ft Sky and you have an idea of the height of Fountainebleau.

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Anyway it occupied the space of the old , gah what was that motel that used to be there... forgot the name. But that land cut a huge chunk into the current Fontainebleau plot. Even more it would have taken the valuable street corner sandwiching Fontainebleau in the middle. I'm thinking Fontainebleau would be very different if Krystle sands didn't get canceled and Turnberry bought it out
Algiers is the motel you are thinking about
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 12:06 AM   #116
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These projects of Las Vegas are all the same... no difference... see my proposal for Las Vegas.

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Old August 2nd, 2007, 12:19 AM   #117
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look at how wide the building is...thats floor space right there. hotels, function rooms, casinos...its whats inside that counts.
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 07:06 AM   #118
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Algiers is the motel you are thinking about
Yea that's what it was, thanks.
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Old August 3rd, 2007, 09:20 AM   #119
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VegasTodayAndTomorrow.com has a pretty good shot of the breadth of the tower.
http://www.vegastodayandtomorrow.com...n%20070725.jpg
Looks like it was shot from a good vantage point in the Riviera hotel.
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Old August 4th, 2007, 06:05 AM   #120
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I havn't checked, the width could be comparable to Wynn's and thus not too extraordinary. It will make up for it with sheer height as well as the podium structure.

Closer view of podium in the back...
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