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Harmongeddon: Judge Declares Harmon Clear For Demolition

Posted by Chuckmonster on 27 Aug 2013
In the case of MGM/CityCenter Land LLC vs Perini, Las Vegas District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez approved MGM's petition to tear down the defective tower. The judge cited a possible earthquake as reasoning why...

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Will Harmon Implode, Japanese Style?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Mar 2013
Eventually, the time will come when the beleaguered Harmon Hotel will come down. Unlike other classic Vegas hotel implosions, the destruction of Harmon isn't cause for celebration as inept construction at the early stages...

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Sayonara Harmon!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Jul 2012
A Las Vegas judge today gave MGM Resorts International the ok to scatter, shutter and smother CityCenter's defective Harmon Hotel. MGM is planning on demolishing their mistake in six months. 8 News Now has...

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O'Sheas Implosion Video

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 May 2012
And here it is, video of O'Sheas parking garage implosion. No fanfare, just gigantic clouds of dirt covering The Strip. Eventually, O'Sheas will look something like this. Exciting! Thanks to FiveHundy for the tweet tip....

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Sayonara O'Sheas!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Apr 2012
Earlier today, O'Sheas closed its doors forever an indeterminate time period as construction for Linq ramps up into high gear. To commemorate the occasion, O'Sheas gave guests the opportunity to sign a portion of the wall...

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Last Call At O'Sheas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Apr 2012
Calling all leprechauns and louses, last call at O'Shea's will take place on Monday April 30th shortly before the doors close at noon o'clock. Tons of drink specials and whatnot are planned for the...

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O'Shea's Parking Garage To Be Imploded May 1st

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Apr 2012
According to internal memos, Caesars Entertainment is planning on imploding the O'Shea's parking garage shortly after O'Shea's closes on April 30th. The implosion is scheduled to take place between 1 and 2am on...

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Harmon Interior Photos Leaked

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Mar 2012
Contractor Perini Corp claims that they can fix the shuttered Harmon Hotel for about $2M bucks. Finishing, opening and operating it? Priceless. Obviously MGM doesn't want to have this mess - opened or closed...

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Harmongeddon: Where Does It Fall?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Aug 2011
Local AP correspondent Oskar Garcia has a piece running all over the universe which discusses the difficulties involved in dropping the Harmon Hotel tower via implosion. Numerous experts are interviewed, but none of them discuss the...

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Sayonara Harmon Hotel!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Aug 2011
At the risk of sounding like a broken record (remember those kids?) MGM has FINALLY admitted that the Harmon Hotel is toast and should be destroyed. CityCenter has decided that to abate the potential for structural...

Tagged: citycenter   harmon hotel   cosmopolitan   implosions   

From The Mailbag: Are There Any Implosions Planned?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Aug 2011
Periodically, we get emails from folks asking us questions that we think y'all might be interested in helping us answer, or ones that might stir up a little discussion. Today's question comes from VT reader Bruce,...

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