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Re: The Vegas Thread!

Postby x2isawesome » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:31 pm

Nice to see someone finally do something with that site. It's been a big ugly eyesore for years. Also to anyone interested, they have started to work on the site of the former sahara to transform it into sls las vegas. They have a big banner in front saying coming fall 2014.
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Postby gisco » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:26 am

They need something nice at that end of the strip. If this goes through and Vegas can support the extra rooms then this will spur the rest of that area for new development.

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Postby Double0Kevin » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:08 pm

Going to be a big couple of years on the north end of the Strip, with SLS opening next year and Resorts World in 2016. Makes me wonder if something will happen with the Fountainbleu site soon, since that one is so far along. This could also be some encouragement to MGM to remodel or just fix up Circus Circus over the next 10 years... it could happen.

Here is some concept art of Resorts World.

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Postby Jew » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:36 am

They just took the renderings for Echelon and made it all Asian looking. I doubt the final product will resemble that.
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Postby BeemerBoy » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:06 am

^ Although I hope it does. That looks amazing!
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Postby ernierocker » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:54 am

Could they build a Supersonic Odyssey clone so I don't have to go to Malaysia to ride it?
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Re: The Vegas Thread!

Postby gisco » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:46 am

Jew wrote:They just took the renderings for Echelon and made it all Asian looking. I doubt the final product will resemble that.


With some of the buildings already started it is not surprising it looks like the old Echelon. The two towers in the back look like they may be new. I haven't seen them before on Echelon's plans.
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How far they got when construction stopped. Looking toward the strip.

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Postby Jew » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:17 pm

I wonder how structurally sound that place still is? I'm not an engineer, so I have no idea if the structure sitting there exposed to the elements for 3 years would mean they will have to start from scratch again or not?
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Re: The Vegas Thread!

Postby gisco » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:42 am

from the article-

Genting Senior Vice President of Development Christian Goode said the unfinished Echelon buildings, including hotel towers, foundations and a parking structure, would be incorporated into Resorts World, which could expedite construction time.


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Re: The Vegas Thread!

Postby Double0Kevin » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:56 pm

If they are basically just restarting where they left off, the construction should seem really quick since the ground work and utilities are basically done, its just a matter of installing the structures now (which is obviously not a small task but gives them a one up). It said that the last company already spent over a billion on construction so they have obviously done a lot.
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