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Photo: The Final Floor Of Harmon Hotel Being Removed

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Aug 2015
Big thanks to VT superfriend VegasGalB for sharing this photo of construction crews demolishing the very last floor of the Harmon Hotel taken from her office at Veer. Veer was also plagued with the...

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Murren: Harmon Nightmare Is Over

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Aug 2015
Today, MGM Resorts International CEO declared that the Harmon Hotel "nightmare is over" thanking CityCenter CEO Bobby Baldwin for having the botched building removed, expeditiously. Murren went on to say that the company has lots of...

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Sayonara Harmon Hotel

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Jun 2015
With whimper and whistling wind, Sir Norman Foster's aborted Harmon Hotel - the elliptical City Center cylinder - is nearly gone. Poof... and there goes Jim's Mistake's pet mistake. Harmon was a once...

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Murren: Make Us An Offer

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Feb 2015
In this morning's investor relations call, MGM Resorts International reported positive results for Q4 2014, "the best Q4 EBITA since the peak in 2007" and "the best full year in six years." City Center has been...

Tagged: murren   mgm resorts   city center   crystals   harmon   

Aria Virtually Implodes The Harmon Hotel

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Feb 2015
Aria has released a new rendering of their hotel. Huh? A new rendering of a hotel that opened seven years ago? The new rendering imagines the entirety of City Center complex without the Harmon...

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Harmon Hotel Lawsuit Settled

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Dec 2014
Ending what would've been years of litigation, lawyers representing Harmon Hotel owners MGM Resorts International and building contractor Perini have settled their lawsuit over the botched construction of CityCenter boutique hotel as it is slowly...

Tagged: harmon   murren   failure   demolition   lawsuits   city center   

The Harmon Demolition

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Jul 2014
The demolition of the Harmon Hotel at CityCenter is in high gear. The entire curtain wall of the western side of the building had been removed, and holes have begun popping up on the eastern...

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Harmon Demolition Is Under Way

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Jun 2014
VT reader bgrapes sent us this photo showing what appears to be blocks of Harmon Hotel's windows being removed from the exterior of the hotel. Harmon Hotel at CityCenter, designed by starchitect Sir Norman Foster, was...

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Harmongeddon: Judge Declares Harmon Clear For Demolition

Posted by Chuckmonster on 27 Aug 2013
In the case of MGM/CityCenter Land LLC vs Perini, Las Vegas District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez approved MGM's petition to tear down the defective tower. The judge cited a possible earthquake as reasoning why...

Tagged: harmongeddon   citycenter   murren   implosions   

Throwback: The W Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Aug 2013
Eight years ago this week, at the height of the building boom, Starwood Hotels announced W Las Vegas. The W was planned to be the linchpins of the burgeoning "Harmon Corridor" - a spoke...

Tagged: throwback   harmon corridor   architecture   w las vegas   las ramblas   hard rock   hrh   klai juba   lacina heitler   

Will Harmon Implode, Japanese Style?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Mar 2013
Eventually, the time will come when the beleaguered Harmon Hotel will come down. Unlike other classic Vegas hotel implosions, the destruction of Harmon isn't cause for celebration as inept construction at the early stages...

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Sayonara Harmon!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Jul 2012
A Las Vegas judge today gave MGM Resorts International the ok to scatter, shutter and smother CityCenter's defective Harmon Hotel. MGM is planning on demolishing their mistake in six months. 8 News Now has...

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Harmon Interior Photos Leaked

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Mar 2012
Contractor Perini Corp claims that they can fix the shuttered Harmon Hotel for about $2M bucks. Finishing, opening and operating it? Priceless. Obviously MGM doesn't want to have this mess - opened or closed...

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Harmongeddon: Where Does It Fall?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Aug 2011
Local AP correspondent Oskar Garcia has a piece running all over the universe which discusses the difficulties involved in dropping the Harmon Hotel tower via implosion. Numerous experts are interviewed, but none of them discuss the...

Tagged: harmongeddon   citycenter   implosions   cosmopolitan   murren   

Sayonara Harmon Hotel!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Aug 2011
At the risk of sounding like a broken record (remember those kids?) MGM has FINALLY admitted that the Harmon Hotel is toast and should be destroyed. CityCenter has decided that to abate the potential for structural...

Tagged: citycenter   harmon hotel   cosmopolitan   implosions   

MGM: The Harmon Is Toast

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Jul 2011
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...

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The Harmon Isn't Dead

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 Mar 2011
CityCenter Land LLC has applied to trademark the name and logo (above) of THEHARMON HOTEL, no that is not a typo. No space between THE and HARMON. Perhaps we've had it wrong all...

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The Harmon Is Toast

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Nov 2010
Here's a late entrant in to the CityCenter Art Collection sweepstakes... The Harmon Hotel Is Toast. VT reader BCCableGuy just got back from Vegas yesterday and shared with us a short discussion he had with one...

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Palazzo To Harmonize St. Regis at Five Floors

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Oct 2010
Las Vegas Sands COO Michael Leven recently told Reuters (see page 2) that the company was planning on Harmonizing the unfinished St. Regis condo thingy that has been standing there unfinished and stalled for a...

Tagged: palazzo   venetian   condos   harmon   

The Harmon Has A Death Ray Too

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Sep 2010
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...

Tagged: harmon   death ray   citycenter   murren   

Mr. Chow Las Vegas Revealed

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Sep 2010
Peekaboo! Our ever industrious internet ferret Mac75745 managed to dig out four renderings of the Mr. Chow restaurant coming to CityCenter at some point. Mr. Chow was originally slated to be part of the Harmon,...

Tagged: citycenter   mr. chow   vdara   harmon   renderings   

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