Harmon Tower Demolition - "Taming of The Tower"


December 09, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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About the Topic

The Harmon Tower, located on the one of the busiest corners on Las Vegas Boulevard was planned to be a non-gaming, “boutique hotel,” with a combination of hotel rooms and luxury condo living for the rich and famous.  Planned as part of the City Center Development, the Harmon Tower was slated for completion in 2010. Construction of the high-rise tower was halted in 2008 when inspectors discovered significant discrepancies in the placement of critical reinforcing steel within the tower.  Originally planned as a 46- story tower, the building was only constructed to the 26th story and “topped off” due to concerns over the potential structural defects discovered during the original construction. The determination to demolish the un-occupied tower was finally declared in 2013, when a Judge cleared the way for MGM resorts to demolish the tower. With concerns over potential construction defects, a complex pre-stressed plate floor design system, and incredible glass curtain walls that enveloped the full circumference of the tower, a detailed demolition plan was developed to help safely bring down this modern building just feet away from one of the busiest tourist destinations in the U.S. and attached to some of the highest priced commercial mall and real estate ventures in the Western U.S.
Join us, for an in-depth discussion of the “taming-of-the-tower,” and how this modern masterpiece was safely, and successfully brought down in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip.

About the Speaker

Joseph E. Farré, P.E. - President, Sigma Engineering Solutions, Inc.

Joe Farré has served as President and Founder of Sigma Engineering Solutions, Inc., since 2006.  Joe brings more than 30 years of bridge design, transportation and specialty demolition experience to the local engineering market.  Joe’s experience includes both public and private sector work and has included design and Demolition projects  spanning nearly three decades. Joe’s demolition practice started shortly after the Loma Prieta Earthquake, in San Francisco, California, and has continually developed into one of today’s most advanced and experienced practices across the US, and abroad.

Registration Fees

Members: $10
Non-Members: $20

Registration fee includes webinar and a certificate for 1.0 Professional Development Hour (PDH) upon completion of the webinar.

Webinar Link

The webinar link will be emailed to registered attendees on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.

Deadline to Register

The deadline to register for the event is Monday, December 7, 2020.


$10.00 Member Ticket

$20.00 Non-Member Ticket