The Harmon (2009)
Sir Norman Foster, Foster + Partners, Architect
CityCenter Las Vegas
The Harmon designed by Foster + Partners is part of the CityCenter Las Vegas Development on the Strip. Officially “The Harmon Hotel, Spa & Residences”, it was planned to be a 49 story tower with a 400 room boutique hotel and 207 residential condominiums (including 3 floors of luxurious penthouse condominiums). During construction, defects in the steel reinforcing were discovered by inspectors. The superstructure of the hotel’s 28 stories was completed, but the interiors were not built out. The residential condominiums above were cancelled altogether (which coincided with the crash of the residential real estate market in Vegas). After many engineering studies and litigation, demolition of the unfinished tower is pending.
It currently is arguably the most expensive billboard ever built…