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MGM Grand: Lion Renovation Update

By Chuckmonster on Tuesday, 22nd May 2012 2:17pm
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MGM bulkhead

A crane has landed at MGM Grand.

VT super tipster JakeZ just sent us a photo moments ago which reveals a crane has been brought in to help MGM in the renovation/expansion of the building behind the MGM Lion fountain bulkhead thingy.

MGM bulkhead

Plans filed with the County describe the project as:

...an expansion and modifications to the existing MGM Grand Resort Hotel property. The proposed modifications are on the southwest corner of the property at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard South and Tropicana Avenue. The majority of the facade work will be directly behind the bronze MGM lion decorative water feature. The decorative feature around the lion will be modified by removing the elevated sections directly behind the lion while the portion of the water feature in front of the lion will be retained. The basic footprint for the building will remain the same; however, the overall square footage for a night club and restaurant will increase vertically by creating more floors. There will be no changes to existing pedestrian and vehicular access points on the property.

I wonder what are they gonna do with all this nightclub space when the craze blows over?


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Comments & Discussion:

YEA!! We finally have active cranes on the LV Strip again, that's the Strip I know and love! I was missing our state bird.

So basically they're gonna knock down the facade expand the space up to the lion?
I hope they at least keep some sort of decorative lighting behind it.

Btw, we're the "torch" towers ever lit?

(What're they gonna call the nightclub... Oz?)

^ Em City.

Go with G n R and call it paradise city.

MGM needs a really good nightclub to compete with XS, Tao, and Marquee!

Studio 54 was OK like 10 years ago. But yeah it was definitely time for the boot and to get something else in there. I probably won't be back to Vegas until around Christmas time. Does anyone know when the final renovations for this will be done?

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