Don't Worry: The Aria Pylon Won't Be Destroyed By A Falling Harmon Hotel
Oh, they are just zipping along with construction on the Aria pylon. That 260 feet tall of super shiny vertical advertising signage that will make sure Strip pedestrians and drivers never lose sight of Aria. Pretty much never. It's going to be really big. And, it's on the walkway between Crystals and Cosmopolitan.
Folks questioned building a fancy new pylon right next door to the 453-feet-tall Harmon Hotel that we all thought would be blown up at any moment. No longer true. The never completed Harmon will remain an empty, and still standing edifice until at least June 2014. A judge decreed the battle of who owes money or blame, or money and blame, over the hotel's failure will be fought out in court that summer. Meaning this fancy new pylon will have been blasting your retinas for over a year. Hey, it's almost like someone knew something ahead of time?
So expect seeing the word Aria in lots and lots of travel pictures in the future. And, this section is just the base. There's 150 feet of digital display to be placed on top. All told it's only 100 feet less than the length of a football field. It's big we tell, ya. And, it looks like it'll be on the way fast. We'll keep an eye out for you.