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Report Finds That Foster + Partners’ Harmon Hotel in Las Vegas Could Collapse in an Earthquake

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by Tafline Laylin last modified Jul 18, 2011

News that the Harmon Hotel, designed by Foster + Partners, is likely to collapse in an earthquake has sent ripples through the architecture and construction industries. Featuring a not-so-eco friendly elliptical layout and a highly reflective exterior, the boutique hotel, owned by MGM Resorts International, is being called “beyond repair” and unfortunately seems slated for demolition. [...]




 

 

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News that the Harmon Hotel, designed by Foster + Partners, is likely to collapse in an earthquake has sent ripples through the architecture and construction industries. Featuring a not-so-eco friendly elliptical layout and a highly reflective exterior, the boutique hotel, owned by MGM Resorts International, is being called “beyond repair” and unfortunately seems slated for demolition.
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