Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Brand New Hotel to be Imploded in Las Vegas

MGM Resorts has requested permission to demolish the still unopened Harmon Tower in the City Center complex.  Construction defects found altered plans for the 49 story hotel and it was topped out at 27 floors.

The company is in litigation with the construction contractors Perini Building Company who says they can fix the structural problems.  Clarke County is considering the request.  

Of the many hotels that have been imploded in Las Vegas to make way for bigger and newer properties, I would guess this is the first one that was demolished before a paying guest even set foot on the property.  Know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em or in this case implode them!

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