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Old April 10th, 2007, 01:19 AM   #1
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LAS VEGAS | Cosmopolitan | 600ft x 2 | Com










Developer:
3700 Associates
Ian Bruce Eichner, CEO
David Friedman, President
Dune Capital Management, managing partner.

Architect: Arquitectonica
http://www.arquitectonica.com/

Additional Designers:
Dougall Design
Friedmutter Group
Paul Duesing

General contractor:
Perini Building Company

Steel fabricator:
JFE Engineering Corp (Japan)

Groundbreaking: October 2005

Completion: 2009

Condos managed by Grand Hyatt

Hotel managed by Cosmopolitan

Conventions managed by Hyatt

$3 billion dollars or more.

Footprint: 330,000 square feet

6,660,000 square feet of development

41,000 tons of structural steel

750,000 cubic yards excavation

Two hotel and condo towers rising 600 feet (180 meters)

2,000 condos 1,000 hotel rooms.

250,000 square feet of convention and meeting space

79,000 square foot casino

360,000 square feet of retail

12 restaurants

1,800 seat showroom

5-acre pool deck

3,910 car underground parking garage

Links:
http://www.cosmolv.com/
VT&T http://vegastodayandtomorrow.com/cos...m#construction















All renderings © www.cosmolv.com and linked pdf files and also www.arquitectonica.com

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Old April 10th, 2007, 01:24 AM   #2
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Old April 10th, 2007, 01:26 AM   #3
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The core is now over the top of the hole.
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Old April 10th, 2007, 01:37 AM   #4
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I like it looks nice.
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Old April 10th, 2007, 01:44 AM   #5
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wow, another big proyect,, i love it. the design is unique
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Old April 10th, 2007, 02:43 AM   #6
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Was wondering where the Cosmopolitan thread was

Cosmo is possibly the most land-efficient multibillion dollar resort yet conceived in Vegas, and has set a number of engineering firsts in the city. (Including deepest slurry wall and pit, constructing a resort around an existing time share complex without severely affecting the occupants.).

Can't wait to see it nicely complement CityCenter.
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Old April 10th, 2007, 03:59 AM   #7
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WOW! That design blew my mind out! Can't wait to see it get built!
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Old April 10th, 2007, 04:24 AM   #8
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Cosmopolitan goes vertical with sake ceremony
By Tony Illia

The Cosmopolitan Resort Casino held a traditional Japanese blessing and sake pouring ceremony Monday to mark the erection of the project’s first structural beam. The event took place at the northwest corner of Harmon Avenue and the Strip, adjacent to the Bellagio Hotel-Casino.

The new $2 billion project will use a total of 41,000 tons of structural steel, which is enough metal to build over 1,000 Sherman tanks.

Blessing the project site and pouring sake wine over the first piece of vertical steel are traditional construction ceremonies in Japan. (Cosmopolitan’s steel fabricator is Tokyo-based JFE Engineering Corp.) It’s considered bad luck to forgo such rituals.

Cosmopolitan consists of two 53-story glass-and-concrete towers with a five-level retail, casino and entertainment podium. The 3,000-room condo-hotel property is being developed by Ian Bruce Eicher. The project will, however, face some tough construction challenges.

Perini Building Co., the general contractor, for example, has had to excavate 80 feet below grade to create the resort’s five-level, 3,900-space underground parking garage. The undertaking required 110,000 trucks trips to remove a whopping 750,000 cubic yards worth of dirt. The narrow site, which literally abuts MGM Mirage’s Project CityCenter, has zero lot lines. The project, as a result, makes the most of its Strip-front real estate.

Cosmopolitan has a giant cavity formed by slurry concrete walls and 2,881 tiebacks. The massive bathtub uses 17 million pounds of reinforcing steel rebar and 90,000 cubic yards of concrete or enough to build a 12-inch-thick, 4-foot-wide sidewalk from Las Vegas to St. George, Utah.


The huge hole additionally entailed pumping out 100,000 gallons of water daily. The building’s footprint measures 330,000 square feet, which is the equivalent of 5.7 football fields.

Designed by Miami-based Arquitectonica with Friedmutter Group of Las Vegas as architect-of-record, the Cosmopolitan Resort Casino is scheduled to open in 2009.
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Old April 10th, 2007, 09:22 AM   #9
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Wink Tropical Water Color

Excellent compilation of images!

A sales rep claims she has seen the glass color for the facade and that it looks very similar to this:

http://imagecache2.allposters.com/im...ch-Posters.jpg

Thank you Mark!

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Old April 11th, 2007, 02:26 AM   #10
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[B]The huge hole additionally entailed pumping out 100,000 gallons of water daily.
Is that something they will have to do all the time or just during digging? You can see some seeping water in some of the pictures.
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Old April 11th, 2007, 04:22 AM   #11
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Beats me, but for a pit this deep I assume they must have have permanent pumps installed in order to deal with flooding risks. As for pumping out water continuously , one must figure out where this water is coming from.

I assume it must be runoff water for irrigation through the valley. Mandalay Bay famously had a problem back then with the hotel sinking during construction, I read in the paper it was because of a "shallow aquifer" from irrigation runoff.

The original, natural aquifers that gave Vegas the nickname "the Meadows" were long ago drained pretty deep down by numerous early ranches sinking wells.

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Old April 13th, 2007, 12:49 AM   #12
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Forgot to post these model shots.



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Old April 13th, 2007, 06:05 AM   #13
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Old April 14th, 2007, 12:12 AM   #14
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Cities riding the highrise boom...CHICAGO...NYC....MIAMI....LAS VAGAS...AUSTIN...whos next....o yeah this is one nice building....but they have some catching up to do against Trump...CityCenter...and many others busy in the game out in Vegas.
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Old April 14th, 2007, 05:39 AM   #15
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Yes, I can imagine quite well that this shopping mall being empty. In fact, there is a shopping mall in downtown Columbus, OH that looks just like this mall, the interior looks identical. And the last time I went there it was virtually empty and half of the stores were closed.



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Nice design. Looks very sleek.
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Old April 14th, 2007, 10:43 PM   #17
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Yes, I can imagine quite well that this shopping mall being empty. In fact, there is a shopping mall in downtown Columbus, OH that looks just like this mall, the interior looks identical. And the last time I went there it was virtually empty and half of the stores were closed.



But this is in Las Vegas,
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Old April 15th, 2007, 04:18 AM   #18
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Great towers I specially like the facade
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Old April 15th, 2007, 04:29 AM   #19
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I just looked at the plan... I saw "Adult Playground" Does it mean for adults to having sex on the rooftop or what?
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Old April 15th, 2007, 06:31 AM   #20
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I saw that too and am a little curious as to what that means. Several other resorts in town have topless swimming pools, so maybe they're joining that craze.
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