If the visual tender of the Strip is spectacle — distracting, frenetic, desultory spectacle — then “Akhob” is the opposite of that. Its enveloping bath of light immerses, calms and unifies the faculties.
Usually when Las Vegas hotels are imploded it's because they are decades old and run down. But the ill-fated Harmon Hotel at CityCenter will likely be turned to rubble before anyone ever sets foot in it.
The troubled Harmon Tower at CityCenter was deemed so structurally unfit that an earthquake would likely take the building down. Now, MGM Resorts has said they will demolish the building before anyone ever steps foot in it.
The Aria Hotel and Casino recently sent letters to its guests, telling them they may have been exposed to the bacteria causing Legionnaires disease between June 21-July 4. Six former Aria guests reported being diagnosed with Legionnaires disease. So what is Legionnaires? How did it get into Aria's water system? And why is the hotel sending out warning letters now, when the CDC notified Southern Nevada health officials of the potential problem back in 2010? A Southern Nevada Health District expert joins us with some answers.
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.
MGM Mirage has refused to pay the Perini Building Company, general contractor on the CityCenter project, and the dispute has now ended up in court. Neither side will comment on the litigation but Perini is pushing politicians such as Gov.