A court has approved the demolition of the unfinished Harmon Hotel in Las Vegas following an ongoing legal battle with Tutor Perini Corp., the project’s contractor. Designed by Foster + Partners, the hotel — part of the CityCenter complex — originally called for 400 guestrooms and a luxury condominium component. Work on the project stopped in 2008 after inspectors discovered the improper installation of reinforcing steel.
MGM Resorts, the Harmon’s owner, canceled the residential units in 2009 due to the construction errors. In 2011, a third-party engineering firm hired by MGM determined that the building likely would collapse in a major earthquake.
The unfinished 27-story glass tower will be dismantled floor by floor starting this summer.