Elton John World News: Tower of Babel

Tower of Babel-- Posted by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A-List Nevada Project Bites The Dust

Monday 19 December 2005 @ 16:56 - GMT

Has Ivana Trump's much-hyped desert tower turned out to be a castle in the air?

That's what the Daily News is asking, following word that the 80-story Ivana Las Vegas project, which had been billed as the city's tallest luxury residential building, has been scrapped. Developers are now trying to unload the land for $49 million.

Early buyers into the proposed 945-unit building - who are said to include Elton - will get a refund, real estate attorney and broker Chris Sullivan told the Associated Press.

Contacted by e-mail yesterday, Trump's developer partner Victor Altomare said the AP story had caused him "considerable commercial damage," and he had requested a retraction, although it was not immediately clear how much of the item he was challenging.

Trump, who promoted the development in New York in August with a party at an uptown nightclub, was traveling from Europe yesterday and could not be reached for comment.

Share this News