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Old February 16th, 2012, 08:24 PM   #121
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Really? I've never heard of any indoor sky resort, that would be awesome!!
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Old February 18th, 2012, 12:37 AM   #122
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Dubai already have one.
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Old February 18th, 2012, 06:46 AM   #123
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I meant as a project in Vegas . That's new for me.
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What is the current status of proposed indoor ski resort?
not sure that Vegas needs another gimmick like an indoor ski resort when there is a decent real one just 45 minutes west of town

http://www.skilasvegas.com/winter/index.html
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Old February 18th, 2012, 08:41 PM   #125
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Honestly though, and I don't mean to make this come off as rude, but Las Vegas has been known for being gimmicky for decades. Statue of Liberty replica, Eiffel Tower replica, Luxor, Grand Canal Shoppes, and the ferris wheel. Why stop?
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Old February 18th, 2012, 11:50 PM   #126
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Honestly though, and I don't mean to make this come off as rude, but Las Vegas has been known for being gimmicky for decades. Statue of Liberty replica, Eiffel Tower replica, Luxor, Grand Canal Shoppes, and the ferris wheel. Why stop?
I Hope Las Vegas continues with this, we need the titanic hotel to be built here as well.
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Honestly though, and I don't mean to make this come off as rude, but Las Vegas has been known for being gimmicky for decades. Statue of Liberty replica, Eiffel Tower replica, Luxor, Grand Canal Shoppes, and the ferris wheel. Why stop?
It might work as part of the overall park proposal from 5 or 6 years ago (see link below) but I don't think it makes sense as a standalone attraction. This park would have been a great addition to Vegas.

http://www.finehomeslv.com/blog/snow...and-snow-play/
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Old February 19th, 2012, 07:12 AM   #128
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Is that a dead project?
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I don't know yet which is why I asked about it earlier. I found this website and said it is still proposed. The official website is down.

http://www.vegastodayandtomorrow.com/wet.htm
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SkyVue observation wheel across from Mandalay Bay will pour its foundation next week on Thursday, March 1. It's set to open on July 4, 2013.



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SkyVue observation wheel across from Mandalay Bay will pour its foundation next week on Thursday, March 1. It's set to open on July 4, 2013.



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Las Vegas Wet is the ultimate Vegas-style theme park that will be an environmentally friendly landscape of hotels, arenas, casinos, shopping and dining facilities. Las Vegas Wet will include the largest indoor waterpark in North America, a snow dome where guests can ski indoors year-round, and a destination for locals seeking either a day of fun with the family, or simply a night out on the town. Watch our progress as we grow and announce new developments about this exciting new location south of the Las Vegas Strip.

We are currently only answering inquiries by press and development partners, so stay tuned for public announcements.
Read More: http://www.lasvegaswet.com/
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By Tim O'Reiley
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Posted: Mar. 1, 2012 | 11:58 p.m.


The duel between giant Strip Ferris wheels took another turn as the developers of the SkyVue wheel started pouring the foundations at 2 a.m. Thursday.

Concrete used to fill the 14-foot-deep hole will form the base for the twin poles that will hold up the 500-foot-tall ride, also called an observation wheel. Alone, they resemble an upside-down bicycle fork. Other concrete pads to anchor support cables, slightly removed from the pole base, will follow.

SkyVue principal Howard Bulloch said the work, which started last month on 11 acres across Las Vegas Boulevard from Mandalay Bay, has so far been funded internally, rather than waiting to line up outside financing. The entire project, including a two-story retail complex, comes with a $210 million price.

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Old March 3rd, 2012, 10:32 AM   #134
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52 Story PH Westgate Rebranded "Elara" By Hilton



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Hilton Worldwide on Thursday announced a new name for the former PH Towers Westgate timeshare resort on the Las Vegas Strip.

The new name for the 52-story timeshare, which has more than 17,000 vacation interval owners, is “Elara, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club.”

The 1,201-unit Elara was sold in November and, after a series of transactions, new owner LV Tower 52 LLC hired Hilton Grand Vacations to rebrand the property and provide future timeshare sales and marketing services.
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Old March 4th, 2012, 06:39 AM   #135
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$650m for a 17,500 seat Arena!!??? is it made out of gold or what? no wonder projects don't get done here
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New Las Vegas City Hall dedication a highlight of downtown development

Night dedication highlights artistic light display on structure’s facade

By Dave Toplikar
Monday, March 5, 2012 | 11:30 p.m.



It was an event to dedicate the opening of the new Las Vegas City Hall, a glassy, futuristic, solar-powered structure that celebrates the city's noted sunshine by day and illuminates its neon heritage by night. "It's certainly a beautiful building that every citizen in Las Vegas can be proud of," Mayor Carolyn Goodman told a gathering of several hundred people Monday night.

But the event was about much more than the seven-story, $185 million building at at 495 S. Main Street. "This stately building is a part of the ongoing urban renaissance that we are fortunately enough enjoying in and across our downtown," Goodman said.

The downtown is seeing a rebirth that includes a new concert hall and children's museum in nearby Symphony Park and a variety of other downtown commercial and cultural projects that will open this year, she said. "While 2012 is the year of downtown, it is only the beginning of the transformation of Las Vegas and the entire community into the world-class city it deserves to become," Goodman said.

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Movement on Sacramento Kings arena not a kiss of death for Las Vegas projects2

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The latest efforts to keep the National Basketball Association’s Sacramento Kings from relocating won't mean the game is over for bids to build arenas in Southern Nevada.

In meetings held last month during the NBA All-Star Game weekend, the Kings and the city of Sacramento put together the framework of a deal to build a new Sacramento arena. The Kings — owned by the Maloof family, which also has a stake in the Palms hotel-casino in Las Vegas — were targeted by several cities when it appeared the team was ready to move because it couldn’t secure an arena deal in California’s capital city. Anaheim, which was trying to build momentum for a third Southern California NBA franchise, and Seattle, which lost its team to Oklahoma City in 2008, have been suitors for the Kings. So has Las Vegas, which figured it had a shot because of the Maloof connection and an array of arena proposals on the drawing board.

But not only are development plans still under way for perhaps the most promising arena project in Southern Nevada — proposed by the Las Vegas Arena Foundation on land donated by Caesars Entertainment — a representative from the project said its success was not dependent on the NBA's presence. “It isn’t the NBA’s policy to promise a team if you build an arena,” said Marybel Batjer, a member of the Las Vegas Arena Foundation and vice president of public policy and communications for Caesars Entertainment. The nonprofit foundation plans to build the arena using specifications that could entice an NBA or National Hockey League team, but Batjer said the lack of a franchise wasn’t a deal-breaker for the project.

Two other prominent Southern Nevada arena proposals have indicated in the past that they would maintain their efforts with or without an NBA tenant. Chris Milam’s companies, Las Vegas National Sports Center and International Development Management, announced last month that a Chinese company and its banks had agreed to finance a $650 million arena in Henderson near the M Resort. While Milam has hinted to having an NBA franchise ready to move into the arena, there has been no evidence to suggest that an existing team is coming.

Milam also has said the project was not contingent on attracting a team.
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Las Vegas Monorail will again try to emerge from bankruptcy



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The Las Vegas Monorail will try again on April 30 to emerge from bankruptcy.

At a hearing Wednesday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Bruce Markell approved the monorail attorneys' request to send out the disclosure statement, which explains what the monorail is and how the Chapter 11 repayment plan works. He also set the hearing for April 30 on whether the plan passes legal muster.

Last November, Markell derailed a previous version of the plan as leaving the monorail with too much debt and prone to another default in future years.

Previously, the monorail had worked out a deal with creditors to repay $658 million in bonds with three IOUs totaling $40.4 million. But after Markell's rejection, terms were reworked to provide creditors with two IOUs for $13 million.
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SkyVue observation wheel across from Mandalay Bay will pour its foundation next week on Thursday, March 1. It's set to open on July 4, 2013.



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Looks pretty good, though a little ways from the strip, what is the height of it?
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