Panorama Towers

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Panorama Towers
Panorama Towers Las Vegas December 2013.jpg
Panorama Towers at sunset
General information
Status Complete
Type Luxury high-rise condominium complex
Location Las Vegas, Nevada
Address 4525 Dean Martin Drive
Coordinates 36°6′26″N 115°10′57″W / 36.10722°N 115.18250°W / 36.10722; -115.18250Coordinates: 36°6′26″N 115°10′57″W / 36.10722°N 115.18250°W / 36.10722; -115.18250
Groundbreaking October 2004
Opening December 2006 (December 2006)
Cost $600 million
Owner Panorama Towers HOA
Management RMI Management, LLC
Height 420 ft (130 m)
Technical details
Floor count 33
Design and construction
Architect Klai Juba Architects
Developer Laurence Hallier and Andrew Sasson
Structural engineer Lochsa Engineering
Main contractor M.J. Dean Construction, Inc
Other information
Number of units 650
Website
Panorama Towers Las Vegas

Panorama Towers is a high-rise residential condominium complex located in Paradise, Nevada.[1][2][3] Developed by Laurence Hallier and Andrew Sasson, the $600 million aqua-blue glass 635-unit complex sits on 8.5 acres[4] on Dean Martin Drive and is centrally located across from the Las Vegas Strip 1/4 mile from CityCenter.[5][6]

The complex consists of two towers, completed in 2006 and 2007. A third tower was completed in 2008, and was later rebranded as The Martin in 2011. A fourth tower had been planned, but was never built. With the opening of Tower I in 2006, the 420 ft structure was the 16th tallest in Las Vegas Valley at the time of construction and is currently ranked 35th along with the Marriott's Grand Chateau.

History[edit]

Early Model Design of Panorama Towers
Lobby of Panorama Towers

Panorama Towers was announced on September 7, 2003, as a business venture between partners Andrew Sasson and Laurence Hallier, who owned Sasson/Hallier Development LLC. The project was announced as a 250-unit condominium complex that would stand 30 stories high and would be built on 10.5 acres of land.[7] Las Vegas-based architecture firm Klai Juba was hired to design the project.[8] Klai Juba's iconic aqua-blue glass towers have been nominated and won numerous awards from the design, construction and excellence service of the complex. Among the many honors was The Best of Las Vegas' architecture award by the editors of the Las Vegas Review Journal,[citation needed] and "High-Rise of the Year" by the Community Associations Institute.[9] Sassoon described the target clientele to the Las Vegas Sun as local residents who enjoy high-end design and the ideal central location of being only a block from the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, which he labeled as Las Vegas' beachfront.[10][11]

Sales for a second tower had begun by July 2004.[12] By September 2004, construction was underway on one of the towers. That month, a 35-story third tower, standing 500 feet tall, was approved by Clark County. The third tower would be slightly smaller than the other two towers, with only 250 units compared to 350 for the others. The second tower was scheduled to begin construction in January 2005, with construction on the third tower scheduled to begin six months later.[13] During construction, actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire purchased units at Panorama Towers.[14][15][16] DiCaprio also attended the groundbreaking ceremony, held in October 2004.[14]

By March 2006, a fourth tower was being planned.[17] The fourth tower was to be constructed south of the property,[18] and was to stand 44 stories tall.[19] A groundbreaking ceremony for the third tower was held on April 21, 2006. Pamela Anderson appeared at the event as Hallier's date. Anderson, who referred to the project as "Pamorama", was to become a resident in the future fourth tower and said she would hire David LaChapelle to design her new residence.[20][21][22][23] At that time, the first tower – standing 33 stories, with 308 units – was 90 percent complete, with an expected opening in July 2006, approximately six months later than initially planned. The second tower had been topped off at that time, and was scheduled for completion in January 2007. M.J. Dean Construction was the general contractor for the first and second tower, while Taylor International was the general contractor for the third tower,[24] which was constructed north of Harmon Avenue and the two towers.[18] The first tower opened in December 2006, while the second tower – with 326 units – was scheduled to open in summer 2007. The first and second tower were constructed at an estimated cost of $300 million.[18]

In April 2007, a Vice President of Sales for the project said there was no timetable for developing the fourth tower due to the local high-rise market becoming questionable.[23] The second tower opened in late 2007.[25] In January 2008, Hallier said that the second tower had sold 98 percent of its 320 units.[26] The third tower, Panorama North, was completed in 2008.[27] In 2009, Hallier listed his unfinished three-level, 7,000 sq ft (650 m2) "chairman's penthouse" in the first tower for sale, at a price of $2.8 million.[28] In 2011, Panorama North was spun off as a separate property renamed The Martin.[27][29]

In February 2011, Anderson sued Hallier, alleging that he reneged on a promise to build her a condominium unit at Panorama Towers. In June 2011, Hallier filed filed a counter-complaint against Anderson, claiming that she was in breach of a 2006 agreement in which she was to make numerous promotional appearances to help market Panorama Towers. Hallier said Anderson's promised condominium unit was contingent on her appearances, which he said she failed to do. Hallier sued Anderson for $22.5 million, the total price of the unsold units that Anderson was to promote. In January 2012, Hallier and Anderson settled out of court as part of an undisclosed deal.[22][30]

In 2013, the unfinished 14,176 sq ft (1,317.0 m2) penthouse in the second tower sold for $3.9 million.[31] As of 2013, Panorama Towers was patrolled by an 80-camera security system and two dozen security personnel, and utilized fingerprint security scanners.[32]

Amenities[edit]

Fitness center at Panorama Towers

Among the amenities at Panorama Towers are:[33]

  • Heated pool and jacuzzi with lounge areas
  • 5,000 square foot fitness center
  • 24-hour guard gated security
  • Concierge service
  • Valet parking
  • Spa facilities
  • Yoga and pilates studio
  • Theater and entertainment room
  • Indoor racquetball court
  • Conference room
  • Free limo service

Value[edit]

Initial condominium prices ranged from $270,000 to $1 million during the pre-construction phase. Even after facing the worst real estate market in the city's history, Panorama Towers has rebounded with one of highest appreciation rates in the region. The units have regained a significant amount of their value with prices nearly doubled over the final six months of 2011.[34][35] Additionally, with the opening of the Harmon Overpass, it allows residents access to the heart of Las Vegas Strip in five minutes.[36]

Events[edit]

Numerous events for residents have been hosted by Panorama Towers such as monthly mixers on the Las Vegas Strip and the Panorama Towers Annual Art Show that highlights the work of local artists.[37] [38]

Gallery[edit]

Panorama Property awards[edit]

Panorama Towers have been awarded:

The Best of Las Vegas Best Non-Hotel Architecture Award (2010) Las Vegas Review Journal's (Editor's Pick)

Hi-Rise Association of the Year Award (2008) Awarded by the Community Associations Institute (CAI)[9]

AIA Merit Award (2005) American Institute of Architects, Nevada Design Awards

Best of Nevada - Concrete Project (2006) Awarded by Southwest Contractor [39]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Panorama Towers Twitter Page
  2. ^ Panorama Towers Yahoo Local Page
  3. ^ Panorama Towers Google+ Page
  4. ^ "A Room With A View" (PDF). Nevada Contractor Magazine. February 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 20, 2004. 
  5. ^ "Boardwalk Closing to Clear Way for CityCenter". Casino City Times. September 16, 2005. 
  6. ^ "Panorama Towers Building Statistics". Goldstein Properties. 
  7. ^ "Condominium Project Planned". Las Vegas Sun. September 8, 2003. Archived from the original on June 20, 2004. 
  8. ^ "As City Grows, Developers Build Upward". Las Vegas Review-Journal. October 6, 2003. Archived from the original on June 20, 2004. 
  9. ^ a b "Las Vegas' Panorama Towers Wins CARES Award". PR Log. April 1, 2009. 
  10. ^ "VegasBeat". Las Vegas Sun. September 12, 2003. Archived from the original on June 20, 2004. 
  11. ^ "New Las Vegas Game: 2 BR's, Strip Vu". New York Times. December 14, 2004. 
  12. ^ Smith, Hubble (July 23, 2004). "Project adds to vertical reality". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Archived from the original on November 23, 2004. 
  13. ^ "Third part of high-rise condos approved". Las Vegas Sun. September 23, 2004. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  14. ^ a b Clarke, Norm (October 24, 2004). "DiCaprio to drop anchor in Vegas". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Archived from the original on October 30, 2004. 
  15. ^ Hirsch, Jerry (August 22, 2005). "Rising Stars on the Strip". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 6, 2017. Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire have purchased units at the Panorama Towers complex. 
  16. ^ Clarke, Norm (August 12, 2007). "DiCaprio's new digs near ready". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  17. ^ Shubinski, Jennifer (March 31, 2006). "First of 'new wave' condos to open". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  18. ^ a b c Smith, Hubble (March 5, 2007). "Most Panorama Tower residents keeping condos". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Archived from the original on March 15, 2007. 
  19. ^ "Panorama Towers News". Vegas Today and Tomorrow. February 3, 2005. 
  20. ^ Katsilometes, John (April 23, 2006). "John Katsilometes takes in the panoramic views at Pamorama - er, Panorama Towers". Las Vegas Sun. 
  21. ^ Clarke, Norm (April 23, 2006). "Kevin, Britney drama goes on". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Archived from the original on July 25, 2008. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  22. ^ a b Katsilometes, John (January 28, 2012). "The concept of Pamela Anderson at 'Pamorama' didn't end up too suite". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  23. ^ a b Katsilometes, John (April 27, 2007). "John Katsilometes happens upon Pamela Anderson, who might not be moving into 'Pamorama' after all". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  24. ^ Smith, Hubble (April 24, 2006). "Panorama Towers escapes sharp cost increases". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Archived from the original on July 19, 2006. 
  25. ^ "Rising to New Challenges". Las Vegas Sun. December 26, 2007. Retrieved February 6, 2017. Panorama Towers, a high-rise luxury condo project just west of the Strip, opened its second tower less than three months ago [...] 
  26. ^ "Project on Strip Suffers Setback". Casino City Times. January 17, 2008. 
  27. ^ a b "Panorama Tower North Becomes The Martin". Vegasnews.com. January 21, 2011. 
  28. ^ Smith, Hubble (June 27, 2009). "Panorama Towers developer thinks condo will fetch fortune in future". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  29. ^ "To lift sales, Panorama North tower renamed The Martin". Las Vegas Review-Journal. January 26, 2011. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  30. ^ Clarke, Norm (June 30, 2011). "Developer suing 'Baywatch' star". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  31. ^ Robison, Jennifer (April 24, 2013). "Couple shells out $3.9 million for unfinished Las Vegas penthouse". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  32. ^ Segall, Eli (May 9, 2013). "Thumbs up — or at least on the scanner — for Panorama Towers". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  33. ^ "Las Vegas High Rise Condos-Panorama Towers". Panorama Towers. 
  34. ^ "Panorama Towers Las Vegas High Rise Condos Outperform". Yahoo News. November 1, 2011. 
  35. ^ "Luxury Real Estate Partners Named Exclusive Broker for a Luxury Penthouse at Panorama Towers Las Vegas". Digital Journal. January 8, 2012. 
  36. ^ "Panorama Towers Realty: Anthony Wilson Adds Value and Vision". News Blaze. October 30, 2008. 
  37. ^ "Panorama Towers 2011 Summer Art Show". Panorama Towers Facebook Page. July 6, 2011. 
  38. ^ "Event Listing - Panorama Towers 2011 Summer Art Show". EventBright. July 2011. 
  39. ^ "Southwest Contractor Nevada Best of - Concrete Projects". Architecture Studies Library - UNLV. 2009. 

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