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More Defects for the Harmon Tower
More Defects for the Harmon Tower

AIR DATE: July 15, 2011

An engineering firm said the defects of an unfinished CityCenter hotel are "pervasive" and would likely collapse in an earthquake.  Construction on the Harmon hotel tower stalled a few years ago, when the county discovered structural problems.  Now this latest report suggests the Harmon might not even be repairable.  What does this latest news mean for the hotel's operator, MGM Resorts International?  Will it tear the Harmon down?  And how will the county, contractors, and architects prevent these problems in the future?
Howard Stutz, gaming reporter, LVRJ

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My concern is that no one has given us assurance that the OTHER structures at City Center don't have similar problems. The main contractor is Perini on all the structures. There is no guarantee that ANY of the structures are free from similar defects. I wouldn't stay in any of the hotel in City Center until an engineer reviews the adequacy of the rebar in them.
Alan NakashimaJul 13, 2011 17:25:33 PM
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