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***** - The Gramercy, a 9 floor unfinished residential building on the Southwest part of Las Vegas will be imploded omn the morning of February 15, 2015. It is located near Russell and 215 and will fall around 8am. The best view is expected to be from the intersection of Oquendo Ave and Ft Apache, which is to be closed after 6am.
**** - The Clarion, (previously known, amongst other names, as the Paddlewheel, Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Hotel and Greek Isles Hotel & Casino) will be imploded in the wee hours of February 10, 2015 making it the latest since the Frontier implosion in November 2007, and the 13th local implosion since 1993.
**** - Genting Group, a Malaysian based, international casino-resort developer has agreed to purchase the former Echelon Project property on the North end of The Strip from Boyd Gaming. They intend to build "World Resort Las Vegas" on the partially completed, decaying location, to include multiple hotels, an indoor water park and a competitive convention center.
***** - The El Cortez has been added to the National Register of Historic Places as the second Las Vegas Casino ever to receive the honor, joining the other 50+ Las Vegas buildings on the list. The first casino on the list was the Moulin Rouge which burned down in 2003 making the 1941 built El Cortez the only one remaining.
**** - O'Sheas Casino on the Vegas Strip closed their doors in April 2012 to make room for Caesars Entertainment's new Linq Project observation sky wheel coming in 2013. The corridor between O'Sheas and the Flamingo will be converted into an outdoor shopping and dining plaza. O'Sheas is planned to re-open in 2013 INSIDE the new LINQ.
**** - The last remnants of another historical Las Vegas landmark were removed when the neon sign for the Lady Luck Casino was taken down and dismantled, hopefully to become a future part of the Neon Sign Museum. The Lady Luck which opened in 1964 had been closed since 2006 and has since been purchased by new owners. The current plans are to rennovate it, change the name to the Downtown Grand and reopen some time in 2012.
*** - In a move unusual even for Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International has submitted a plan to blow up their unfinished 27-story condo and hotel structure named Harmon Tower without ever housing a single guest. The building is in the center of the $9 billion CityCenter complex on the Strip and has been determined to be unsafe due to construction and engineering flaws largely attributed to using incorrect rebar. If the plan goes through the implosion could be scheduled for as soon as Summer 2013.
*** - Two separate sets of plans are in the works for Ferris Wheels on the Las Vegas Strip. One, recently approved, would be built by developer Howard Bulloch as part of a 10-acre amusement park across from the Mandalay Bay casino and would stand 500 ft tall. The other being planned would be somewhat smaller, located mid-strip between the Imperial Palace and the Flamingo and be built by Caesars Entertainment. Neither has yet raised the funding for their projects so whether either actually comes to fruition is anyone's guess.
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These are the latest Las Vegas area rumors, newspaper announcements, news and press releases which our staff has picked up on, of interest to the touring public. Some are well confirmed, some not, some humorous, some pathetic. Some of these border on pure speculation, while others were heard "straight from the source" (see the explanation of *'s above). You've been warned! Although we've done our best in following up, to track down the details, LVLG assumes no responsibility for their accuracy nor for any damages resulting from their lack of accuracy.
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