Harmon Tower to be Demolished Floor-by-Floor
After a judge approved the demolition of Harmon tower last August, Clark County Districy Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez has ordered that the Las Vegas Strip icon be demolished floor-by-floor. The demolition of the glass-clad building will begin once opposing lawyers collect what evidence they can for the high-stakes trial this fall surrounding the tower's faulty construction, according to an LA Times report.
Harmon Tower was intended to be the 49-floor, oval-shaped, blue-glass centerpiece of the $8.5-billion CityCenter, the largest private commercial development in U.S. history. But in 2008, inspectors halted the Harmon's construction at 26 stories because of faulty steel reinforcement columns. The troubled half-built hotel and condominium tower sits empty, kept intact as evidence to determine who's responsible for the major design and construction defects experts say could topple the building in a major earthquake.