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MGM: The Harmon Is Toast

By Chuckmonster on Monday, 11th July 2011 5:12pm
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As we reported a year ago, the Harmon Hotel inside CityCenter is toast, officially.

Weidlinger Associates, a structural engineering firm hired by MGM, says in documents obtained by the Las Vegas Review Journal that "it is not possible to quickly implement a temporary or permanent repair to remediate the defects, or even determine whether such repairs can be performed."

Of course, this could also be a media play orchestrated by MGM in their lawsuit against Perini Building Co., botched contractors of record.

More from the Review-Journal.

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Comments & Discussion:

In reading all of this I really want to know what exactly is a "code level" earthquake?

Watch out for falling soothing blue glass.

Not a big loss, aesthetically, I just hope it knocks over Veer on its way down.

From what I can gather from a quick scan on Google, a "code-level" earthquake is a 500-year earthquake, that is, one of a magnitude that has a 0.2 percent (1 in 500) chance of occurring in any given year.

Or to put it another way, it's when the the center of Las Vegas gets shifted.


Wait wasn't that part of the plot of Ocean's 13?

Funny, I don't hear much bragging these days about the "World's largest Construction site" or the monumental feats of engineering an luck involved in this project. Maybe, as is becoming clear, this project was a bit too ambitious. I would be 50 bucks and a deep fried twinkie that somewhere along the line, there was an engineer looking at the plans and construction of the Harmon who said oh shit that's not good, and was either ordered to shut up, paid off, or buried in the desert by the powers that be.

they wouldnt consider reducing the number of stories would they? :D

So are they going to surgically remove the Harmon from it's location with the Vdara death ray? I would pay to see that.

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