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It's difficult to tell by this story, but I suspect that the Monte Carlo Hotel will have to remove the foam facade from the entire top of the building, and not just the burned portions, at least eventually. Clearly, whatever the material is, it's quite flammable, and not particularly safe.
I drove by the place this afternoon, and it's downright creepy looking. The damage may be largely superficial, but from the ground it doesn't look that way. I give it a week, maybe two before MGM begins vigorous repair work. I know they won't want one of their properties to look like a burned-out hulk for very long!
Official orders casino facade removed
The burned exterior facade along the roof of the Monte Carlo hotel-casino will have to be removed or secured before the Las Vegas Strip resort can reopen, the chief county building inspector said Saturday.
Ron Lynn, chief of the Clark County Building Department, said the 32-story building will remain closed until resort owner MGM Mirage Inc. completes work to the roof-line foam building material damaged in Friday's blaze. . .
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