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September 21, 2005

CityCenter and Macau Graphics

Posted by Hunter

Due to a request from MGM MIRAGE, we have removed the images. Sorry guys.

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September 22, 2005 3:09 AM Posted by Mike C

I'm not sure what to make of the image labeled "Foster Partners." The tower looks like something out of the SimTower apartment manager sim game. The concept art on the right looks like someone visited the lobby interior of the Westin Bonaventure in downtown LA and make a copy that uses a lot less cement.

The residentials are cetainly interesting to look at but this project and other housing mixed-use high rises are beginning to scare me a little bit since they're mostly (with a few exception) bland buildings that offer someone a home next to the attractions of the strip. Who doesn't want a comfy condo next to a glass pyramid or 5-diamond hotel?

The problem is that nobody seems to be looking at creating the next Strip attraction. Even Wynn, the king at this stuff, decided to shelter his attraction behind a mountain. As more and more bland high-rises appear around the strip making it appear less unique, it'll look less like a comically blown up wonderland in the middle of nowhere, and more like a collection of condos with some tourist traps. And of course, that means less people who want to buy into such a program to have a crash pad there.

Just IMO, of course.

September 22, 2005 4:45 AM Posted by Mike

I just can't seem to get excited by this project. It's just missing something.

September 22, 2005 1:34 PM Posted by socalduck

Has anyone heard whether they plan to build this all at once, or if it will proceed in phases? I assume the large hotel will be the first thing they build.

September 22, 2005 2:05 PM Posted by Ehrlich

The construction is going to be doen in phases

September 24, 2005 7:16 PM Posted by Tom

I too am uninspired by the bland architecture shown in these drawings. I am also concerned about the traffic nightmare on the strip and how going vertical with all these high rises will only exacerbate the situation.

September 26, 2005 6:58 PM Posted by detroit1051

There is an interesting article on going vertical in Las Vegas in "In Business Las Vegas" which is published by the LV Sun company.
Note the comment on the potential demise of Bellagio's lake. I don't believe it will happen.

September 26, 2005 8:17 PM Posted by Hunter

I think it is crazy talk.

Some guests don't like super high densities - they want open spaces.

September 27, 2005 3:53 AM Posted by A German tourist

Glad to see that I'm not the only one who thinks that Vegas gets blander day by day. Every day I read something about another high rise condo somewhere in the city I ask myself who wants to stay in a city that only consists of high rise condos in 10 to 15 years.

September 27, 2005 6:09 PM Posted by Mark K.

I agree, I don't like super high densities... it just makes me feel clausterphobic. And I dought the fact that MGM is going to take out the fountains of Bellagio; it's just to big of an asset to the Bellagio.

October 8, 2005 1:27 AM Posted by emkae

Hell yea! You're first legal battle, a cease and desister. Nice work. I'll see you at the City Center.

October 12, 2005 8:19 PM Posted by Hunter

Yeah, I got a cease and desist from MGM MIRAGE so I had to take down the pix.