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Ooops: Harmon & Veer Construction Botched

By Chuckmonster on Wednesday, 7th January 2009 8:56am
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Rebar Error

File this one under "Stupak":

MGM Mirage has come clean that both Veer and Harmon Hotel & Spa construction towers have been severely botched by Perini Construction, proving rampant rumors true.

Clark County building inspectors found all sorts of errors relating to spacing and tying off of rebar in both towers, with Harmon's screw up significantly worse.

The long and the short of it is... Veer has been fixed and Harmon can't be fixed. Harmon's condo component (floors 28+) have been hosed and construction will be topped out 'as is' - nowhere near it's planned 49 floors. Additionally, interiors will not be fitted saving ~$200M in expenses.

All of this proves one thing: whether you're re-doing the downstairs bathroom or building a skyscraper, it's nearly impossible to find a good contractor.

MGM Mirage delays CityCenter component
Structural Flaw May Stunt Tower



Comments & Discussion:

Isn't it pretty convenient that the condo component of Harmon just happened to get the ax? Dumb luck or something more sinister?

I'm confused on the statement of interiors will not be fitted...does that mean there will be floors that are just bare concrete?

what i gather is they are putting the whole thing in mothballs for a year or two, deferring costs... they might also figure out some other solution to the problem in the mean time.

Even though it may be economically convenient to lose the Harmon condo component, it still severely hurts the concept as a whole. The idea behind CityCenter was to be this architecturally crafted urban area. In sense, the design and architecture of the place was supposed to be the draw. Now you got part of it chopped off and throwing off the visual balance of the whole site. I hope MGM is getting some sort of compensation for this mistake. I'm sure a few Veer owners are going to be asking questions as well...

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