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The Harmon

The HarmonDescription : The Harmon was a highrise building in the CityCenter Las Vegas development in Paradise, Nevada. The tower was designed by Foster + Partners as a non-gaming boutique hotel, and was to be operated by Andrew Sasson's The Light Group upon completion. The building features an elliptical layout and highly reflective exterior located on the northeast corner of the project at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue. Serious construction defects to the building were discovered in 200... Page:t

The Harmon Harmon logo.svg
The Harmon Hotel - West Entry - 2011-06-04.jpg
Alternative namesThe Harmon Hotel & Residences
Project CityCenter Lifestyle Hotel
Project CityCenter Block C - North Tower
General information
StatusCurrently being demolished
TypeHotel
Address3720 Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
United States
Coordinates36°06′31″N 115°10′25″W / 36.108681°N 115.173611°W / 36.108681; -115.173611Coordinates: 36°06′31″N 115°10′25″W / 36.108681°N 115.173611°W / 36.108681; -115.173611
Construction started2007
Completed2009
OpeningNever
Demolished2015
OwnerMGM Mirage
Dubai World
LandlordMGM Resorts International
Height~138 m (453 ft)
Technical details
Floor count27– room count: 352
Floor area231,900 m (2,496,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architecture firmFoster + Partners
Other designersMGM Mirage Design Group
Main contractorPerini Building Company
Tishman Construction
References

The Harmon was a highrise building in the CityCenter Las Vegas development in Paradise, Nevada. The tower was designed by Foster + Partners as a non-gaming boutique hotel, and was to be operated by Andrew Sasson's The Light Group upon completion. The building features an elliptical layout and highly reflective exterior located on the northeast corner of the project at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue. Serious construction defects to the building were discovered in 2008, and the project was halted indefinitely. On August 23, 2013, a Clark County court approved the tower's demolition. The dismantling of the tower began in the summer of 2014.

History

At the beginning of the project, the hotel was called the "Lifestyle Hotel" and then "The Harmon Hotel, Spa & Residences". The tower was planned to have 400 hotel rooms and approximately 207 condominium residences from 800 to 2,900 sq ft (74 to 269 m) on 49 floors. The hotel's pool deck was planned to be on the roof high above the Las Vegas Strip. The exterior of the building was finished in 2009 but the interior work to correct the construction issues was to continue into 2010.

Project scope reduction

In late 2008, work on the Harmon Hotel/Condo Tower was stopped after inspectors discovered construction defects: county inspectors discovered improper installation by Pacific Coast Steel, of critical steel reinforcements (rebar) after 15 stories of the building had already been erected. The error caused a major change in the building's design; instead of being 49 stories, it was reduced to 28 stories with the condominium element, The Harmon Residences removed entirely. At the time, 88 of the 207 condominiums were reserved by buyers who had put 20 percent down. Those buyers were offered refunds or the option to buy in other buildings. Due to the delay and alterations to the design, the building was delayed past the other CityCenter projects and was scheduled to be finished in late 2010 but was delayed indefinitely. The canceled units ranged in size from 980 to 3,700 square feet (91 to 344 m). With litigation pending due to the defects, construction was halted, and MGM Resorts International, the owner of CityCenter, has targeted the building for complete demolition.

On July 11, 2011 a report was released by Weidlinger Associates, an engineering firm hired by MGM Resorts International. This report indicated that the building was likely to collapse in a major earthquake and that a determination of possible repairs would take at least a year. On August 15, 2011 MGM announced plans to implode the building.

The hotel's demolition was approved by a judge in August 2013, as the building represented a threat to public safety due to the risk of collapse in an earthquake. Dismantling of the hotel began in June 2014 and is expected to last throughout 2015. The dismantling is expected to cost $11.5 million.

Gallery

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  • Photo of the south east side after the exterior is completed

  • Construction progress in November 2009

  • Construction progress in October 2009

  • Construction progress in July 2009

  • Construction progress in February 2009

  • Construction progress in June 2007

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