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Harmon Hotel in Las Vegas by Foster and Partners gets cut (and not due to the crisis)

Harmon Hotel in Las Vegas by Foster and Partners gets cut (and not due to the crisis)

And we just saw the news that the project got “cut”, but in a literal way. It wasn´t because of the economical crisis, but actually due to construction flaws: 15 floors of wrongly installed rebar. This forced the developer to cut down the height -removing the condos portion of the building- resulting on a 28 stories tall building, instead of 49 as planned.

But what´s funny is how the project was -at least on the exterior look, because engineers must been working extra hours redoing shafts, elevators, etc- just scaled down.

In related news (cuts), back in October Foster said recession will not force him to cut jobs, and now his office is going to layoff 300-400 employees.

Seen at: Adaptation or Disaster? – LV Sun

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Cite: David Basulto. "Harmon Hotel in Las Vegas by Foster and Partners gets cut (and not due to the crisis)" 18 Feb 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/14825/harmon-hotel-las-vegas-by-foster-and-partners-gets-cut/> ISSN 0719-8884
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