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... and the beat goes on....

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MGM Mirage's $10 Billion "Project CityCenter" between the Monte Carlo and Bellagio (Harmon & Las Vegas Blvd.) has begun!

Work gets humming for Project CityCenter

Some facts about this project:

"the largest privately funded building project ever in the United States with a construction value of $5 billion"

66 acre parcel

10,000 residental units

5,000+ hotel rooms

6,300 trade construction workers (an estimated 1/3 of the city's capacity!!!) at the peak of construction

will eventually employ 12,000 (remember Steve Wynn's rule, for every gaming job created, two are instiantly created to service those people in some way, and each person who moves hear for those now 36,000 jobs will bring another 2-3 people in their family.... basically 72-108,000 people will move to Vegas because of this project alone!!!)

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my head is spinning from all the billion dollar announcments recently... this was in the LV-Review Journal today

Las Ramblas - 3 billion mixed village on Harmon Ave

An eclectic team of investers (including Goorge Clooney) plan to bring a $3 billion mixed use development to Harmon Avenue between the planned $1.7 billion W hotel and the $1 billion Hard Rock expansion. Details are sketchy, but it would sit on approx. 25 acres and include 11 separate buildings, 4,000 hotel rooms and an undisclosed number of condos.

Construction is to start mid-2006 and finish 2008.

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Nooo, not the Ho! Its kinda sad that all the old gritty joints are going bye bye. I guess I'll have to head over there soon for one of there famous 1/2 lb hot dogs for 99 cents!!! I wonder if the multimillion dollar (maybe billion) development will sell 99 cent dogs :rolleyes:

Another developmet announcment concerning the 5 billion MGM Mirage CityCenter planned for Harmon Ave and the Stip.

http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/200...ss/3388080.html

Its funny how no one really visits the USA West section of UP, yet there are plenty of things going on out here. I bet the UP posters in Charlotte would be jumping out of their office windows if ever there was a development of this magnitude (or at least something approaching 1,000,000,000.00) uptown. Its all good though!

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Its funny how no one really visits the USA West section of UP, yet there are plenty of things going on out here.  I bet the UP posters in Charlotte would be jumping out of their office windows if ever there was a development of this magnitude (or at least something approaching 1,000,000,000.00) uptown.  Its all good though!

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Careful, we've got our eye on you guys out there.... lol.

You're right, though: I know we'd love to have a fraction of this development in Raleigh/Research Triangle. Just curious, though: what's the water situation out there? Vegas always seemed to me like a precarious metropolis for that reason. I could be off-base, tho'

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The Cosmopolitan, a hotel-casino project just south of the Bellagio is about to begin construction. Plans call for two 600' towers, 3000 rooms.... and get this, a $1,800,000,000.00 price tag!!! O yeah, and it's only going to sit on 8.5 acres with a nifty little 3,800-space underground garage below. see jazzman's website for a photo

http://www.vegastodayandtomorrow.com/cosmo.htm

... this has got to be one of the most expensive buildings (for it's size) in the world :wacko:

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has anyone herd about the Las Ramblas Hotel that includes 11 hihgrises!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and over 8 million square feet of space!!!! thats twice the mall of america!!!!

and its being done by gorge clooney!!! ahhh

but this will look nice on the sky line

Yes, this and the other projects between UNLV and the Stip are going to turn the Harmon Ave. corridor into the new hip spot in Vegas. Right next door are the planned $1-2 billion Hard Rock expansion as well as a $1.7 billion flagship W hotel. Throw in the three 40 story towers on the MGM Grand property (with room for 3 more) and you have quite the east-west skyline developing at the south end of the stip.

Just one problem with these condo resorts though.... 60-70% of the units are bought by investors who never step foot in them. The three Turnberry Towers on the north end of the Strip have been open for about 2 years now, yet roughly half of their rooms sit vacant and unfurbished even. Sure they have all been paid for, but a building isn't anything special without its inhabitants. Most of these structures will sit dark and ugly at night.

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And another thing... it's going to be real, REAL difficult for some of these out of town developers to round up the necessary materials, let alone the skilled construction crews to get their projects built. In one year, the MGM-Mirage $5-10 billion Project City Center is going to take 7,000 skilled workers off the market through the end of the decade (that's like 1/3 to 1/2 of the city's skilled workforce). Yikes!

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Stardust to be replaced with $4B complex

The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS - Boyd Gaming Corp. plans to tear down the old Stardust casino to make way for a $4 billion hotel and casino complex on 63 acres on the Las Vegas Strip - one of the largest such developments planned in a town known for megaresorts.

The complex, to be called Echelon Place, is scheduled to open in 2010 on the northern end of the Strip, company officials said Wednesday. It will include four hotels with 5,300 guest rooms and suites, a 140,000-square-foot casino, theaters, a shopping promenade, spas and acres of convention space.

The aging, 1,500-room Stardust, which opened in 1958, is on the site.

Company executives called the move the second phase of Boyd's plan to expand

into what they termed the ''premier tier'' of the resort casino market.

Boyd plans to collaborate with several corporate partners to develop smaller hotels on the site, executives said.

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No. But it will be interesting to see how much more Las Vegas is allowed to grow since it is basically an unsustainable city due to lack of water.

You really should do a little research before spouting off things like this. Sounds like talk one would hear over the crackerbarrel at the Lake Norman General Store. There will be no water shortage in Las Vegas for the forseeable future. Las Vegas is a city that is still defining itself. There is a tremendous effort underway to diversify the state and city economy. One personal example: I recently met the 20-something executives of a new technology company that relocated from Orange County to Las Vegas. They love it here. Younger people seem to like the entertainment, and they find that Nevada is a very easy place to operate a business, with no corporate or state income taxes, and generally helpful bureaucracies. Most Americans have no clue about what is happening in Las Vegas, they seem to resent it, or dismiss it's legitimacy as a city, for some reason. The stupid "whatever happens here stays here" advertising campaign hasn't helped any.

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has anyone herd about the Las Ramblas Hotel that includes 11 hihgrises!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and over 8 million square feet of space!!!! thats twice the mall of america!!!!

and its being done by gorge clooney!!! ahhh

but this will look nice on the sky line

One of the partners, Jorge Perez (a Miami developer) just recently backed out of the project causing speculation that it would not continue as planned. However cloony still claims that they are going to move forward.

http://www.hollywood.com/news/detail/id/3476330

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has anyone herd about the Las Ramblas Hotel that includes 11 hihgrises!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and over 8 million square feet of space!!!! thats twice the mall of america!!!!

and its being done by gorge clooney!!! ahhh

but this will look nice on the sky line

This is hot! Finally, some good architecture in Las Vegas (besides the Federal Court House, which is fabulous). Its urban, hip, progressive, and soooo, for lack of a better term, un-vegas.

As far as the other stuff goes, the Trump Tower is the same schleppy crap he has built in NY and FL. Note to The Donald: ENOUGH with the gold glass!

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I heard today that the Riviera has finally been sold to a group of investors. Has anyone heard what their plans might be? It's one of the last of the original group of LV strip hotels. From what I understand, though, it will need a lot of work.

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