Monday, August 04, 2014

The Harmon is being Dismantled

The never-opened Harmon Hotel at CityCenter is finally coming down.

The tower was deemed unsafe because of construction flaws discovered in 2008. In 2010 I speculated the building would be imploded. Then in 2011 MGM made it official by submitting an implosion plan to Clark County.

For the next three years the building's fate was held up in the court room, as MGM sought approval to take the building down.

Ultimately it was determined that a piece-by-piece dismantling would be safer than an implosion. Recently the progress has become visible, as the glass windows are being removed.

The deconstruction is expected to be complete in the summer of 2015. MGM hasn't announced what they're going to do once the demolition is complete. I've always thought that space could be used as a grand entrance way to CityCenter and Aria.