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The Harmon Has A Death Ray Too

By Chuckmonster on Sunday, 26th September 2010 12:25pm
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Harmon Death Ray

Hot on the heels of the Vdara Death Ray news comes this video (ferreted out of The YouTube by mac777) all about the glass at the Harmon. The narrator - "Vegas Bob" - appears to have a lot of technical knowledge of the property. The clincher is the discussion about the convergence of light reflections at the entrance of the Harmon (that discussion starts at 1:03).

Harmon Death Ray
There is an area in the center here, where the glass gets together to create these prisms and lights, you can see it right here. We checked the temperature, the temperature right here, if it is like a 100 degrees if you stand in this area its like 140-150 degrees. There are five or six different reflections hitting this one area.

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Comments & Discussion:

you know someone taking a temperature right there would make a heck of a viral youtube video or picture.

or better yet, maybe cooking an egg

Next June I'm bringing a couple of eggs and my iPhone 4 along. That's crazy.

They should fill the lobby with Jiffy Pop and blow that sumbitch up like in "Real Genius".

Misnomer, you may have stumbled on the most economical way to improve the structural integrity of the Harmon. Carefully filling selected areas of the hotel with solar popcorn would allow writing off the rooms they weren't going to sell anyway, and would brace the building against the rebar and concrete failing.

I don't get it, how do you build a glass building and not model for this stuff? This is simple geometric optics and everything needed to predict these things is known. Ok, it's a big building, with a big model required for movement of the the sun etc, but this is kind of a big budget buildlng.

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