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Foster + Partners’ Unfinished Vegas Tower Approved for Demolition

Foster + Partners’ Unfinished Vegas Tower Approved for Demolition
 Foster + Partners’ Unfinished Vegas Tower Approved for Demolition , Harmon Hotel via <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/'>Wikimedia</a> Commons
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A court approved ruling has sealed the fate of Foster + Partners’ half-built Harmon Hotel in Las Vegas. Unfinished due to structural defects, the 27-story glass tower was once envisioned to be the staple of the $8.5 billion CityCenter entertainment complex. However, since problems arose in 2008, the stunted hotel and casino has instead served as a glorified billboard.

Though it has yet to be determined who will be blamed for the faulty construction, owner MGM Resorts International has been granted permission to dismantle the blue glass building floor-by-floor at a cost of $11.5 million. 

This isn't the only unfortunate Foster news of the week; On Wednesday, the New York Public Library abandoned plans for the Foster + Partner-designed renovation of their research flagship on Fifth Avenue. You can learn more about that news, here.

Reference: Engineering News Record, Architectural Record

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. " Foster + Partners’ Unfinished Vegas Tower Approved for Demolition " 09 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/504994/foster-partners-unfinished-vegas-tower-approved-for-demolition/> ISSN 0719-8884
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