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Harmon Tower's Fate Issue in Hearing

A hearing started Thursday concerning whether the Harmon Tower, which was supposed to be part of the CityCenter project, should be demolished.

The tower had major structural problems and was never completed the way it was first envisioned. MGM Resorts owns half of the tower. It says the structure is not safe and should be brought down. The company is locked in a legal battle with Perini Construction. The construction company argues the tower can be repaired and that MGM Resorts owes it money for the project. It also claims destroying the building would destroy evidence critical to determining who is responsible for the mistakes in the first place.

Much of Thursday’s hearing centered on a dispute between two companies contracted to do work on the tower. Century Steel is blaming Converse Consulting for not pointing out inspection problems early on. Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez ruled that Century Steel does have the right to file claims against Converse Consulting.

The hearing on whether to bring down the tower starts again Monday. Clark County has called the tower a “public safety hazard.” 

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