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The Harmon Hotel

The Harmon at CityCenter in Las Vegas on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011.
Harmon tower set to fall — with a whimper
The Strip:
Saturday, April 19, 2014
One by one, the grand old dames of the Strip outlived their charms — the Dunes, Stardust and Aladdin — and down they came, thanks to some well-rigged dynamite, in a booming flash of bravado and showmanship that became this city’s staple ...
The Harmon Hotel at CityCenter sits unfinished with the Veer Towers seen in the background on July 29, 2011.
Demolition of flawed tower at CityCenter delayed again
Friday, December 6, 2013
A judge has further delayed demolition of the Harmon Tower to allow the company behind its insurance policy to provide an update on its investigation of CityCenter’s $393.8 million claim that the hotel is a total loss. Inspectors discovered flaws in the steel rebar running through its concrete.
An exterior view of the Harmon Tower, June 6, 2013.
Judge approves demolition of flawed CityCenter hotel tower
Friday, August 23, 2013
A judge has granted permission for owners of the CityCenter development to demolish a flawed, half-built hotel tower on the Strip after developers completed a fourth round of testing on the building.
The Harmon at CityCenter in Las Vegas on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011.
After hearing, Nevada Supreme Court weighing decisions on Harmon Hotel's fate
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Nevada Supreme Court justices will have their say in litigation involving the flawed Harmon Hotel tower, even before the case goes to trial in Clark County District Court.
The Harmon at CityCenter in Las Vegas on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011.
Nevada high court to hear arguments on Harmon demolition
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The fate of a flawed hotel at the glittery CityCenter development on the Las Vegas Strip will be argued before the Nevada Supreme Court.
A view of the Harmon at MGM's CityCenter looking westbound from a helicopter Monday, May 21, 2012.
Contractors to begin dismantling portions of the Harmon this week
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Structural experts for CityCenter are scheduled as early as Thursday to begin chipping away at sections of concrete in the 26-story unfinished tower on the Las Vegas Strip. They'll be searching for evidence of construction defects they hope to present to a jury this summer. MGM Resorts International, which owns half of CityCenter, seeks to prove flaws that halted construction on the $275 million Harmon four years ago were the fault of its former general contractor.
The Harmon Hotel at CityCenter sits empty and unfinished with the Veer Towers seen in the background Friday, July 29, 2011.
MGM asks for quick decision on flawed Vegas hotel
Thursday, February 7, 2013
MGM Resorts International is asking the Nevada Supreme Court to speed up a decision that's holding up the demolition of a flawed hotel tower on the Las Vegas Strip.
The Harmon at CityCenter in Las Vegas on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011.
CityCenter appeals order that could delay demolition of Harmon tower
Friday, October 26, 2012
CityCenter has asked the Nevada Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that could delay demolition of the flawed Harmon hotel tower and a trial over defects in the structure.
The Harmon at CityCenter in Las Vegas on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011.
Court temporarily blocks questioning of PR consultants in Harmon tower lawsuit
Courts:
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The Nevada Supreme Court on Monday refused to let a contractor proceed with questioning set this week for public relations representatives hired by the owner of the flawed Harmon Hotel tower on the Strip.
The Harmon at CityCenter in Las Vegas on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011.
Court asked to stop probe of CityCenter PR activities for the Harmon
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The Nevada Supreme Court has been asked to intervene in a dispute over whether CityCenter has been trying to taint the jury pool in next year's trial over problems at the flawed Harmon Hotel tower.
The Harmon Hotel at CityCenter sits empty and unfinished with the Veer Towers seen in the background Friday, July 29, 2011.
Builder says CityCenter spinning story of flawed Harmon tower to influence potential jurors
Friday, September 14, 2012
The builder of the flawed Harmon on the Las Vegas Strip says hotel owner CityCenter has improperly engaged expert “spin doctors” to influence potential jurors in an upcoming trial over construction defects and unpaid bills there.
A view of the Harmon at MGM's CityCenter looking westbound from a helicopter Monday, May 21, 2012.
CityCenter considering more testing to prove Harmon defects
THE STRIP:
Saturday, July 28, 2012
CityCenter executives are considering conducting more destructive inspections of its flawed Harmon Hotel tower on the Las Vegas Strip after a court ruling Friday.
A view of the Harmon at MGM's CityCenter looking westbound from a helicopter Monday, May 21, 2012.
After Harmon is imploded, what will take its place at CityCenter?
Monday, July 23, 2012
The ruling last week that potentially speeds up demolition of the $275 million Harmon hotel has casino industry observers wondering what CityCenter will develop in the tower’s place.
A view of the Harmon at MGM's CityCenter looking westbound from a helicopter Monday, May 21, 2012.
Judge gives OK to raze flawed Harmon hotel tower
Thursday, July 19, 2012
A Nevada state judge is giving the go-ahead to raze a flawed hotel tower that never opened when MGM Resorts International and Dubai World opened the rest of the $8.5 billion CityCenter development on the Las Vegas Strip.
A view of the Harmon at MGM's CityCenter looking westbound from a helicopter Monday, May 21, 2012.
CityCenter back in court seeking OK to demolish Harmon tower
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Four years after Clark County building inspectors issued corrective-action and stop-work orders at the Harmon on the Las Vegas Strip, the hotel’s owner is back in court seeking permission to demolish it. After a four-month recess, testimony resumed Monday in Clark County District Court in a hearing on whether CityCenter can demolish the hotel prior to a trial planned for next year in a lawsuit over Harmon design and construction defects and unpaid Harmon construction invoices.

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