Will be one of the city's tallest buildings

Las Vegas Strip: Proposed 699-foot skyscraper at Casino Royale site gets FAA green light

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted construction approval for a planned 699-foot tall skyscraper at the prominent Casino Royale site situated along the bustling Las Vegas Strip.

A study backed by Casino Royale and authorized by the FAA has confirmed that the construction of the proposed skyscraper will not cause significant adverse effects on the safe and efficient use of navigable airspace by aircraft or the functioning of air navigation facilities, according to media reports.

As per the findings outlined in the study, any decision becomes final on August 30, 2023, unless a formal petition is duly submitted within the stipulated time frame, according to Las Vegas Review Journal.

Pending approval and successful construction, the forthcoming tower is poised to become a prominent addition to Las Vegas' skyline, ranking among the city's largest structures, trailing only The Strat and the yet-to-be-launched Fontainebleau.

The proposed site for this grand edifice is currently occupied by Casino Royale, situated at 3411 Las Vegas Blvd, directly facing the Mirage Volcano. The construction of the new tower would necessitate the demolition of Casino Royale, which is owned by Phoenix-based hotel Best Western. The FAA-approved study states that the permission for the building will expire on January 21, 2025. Therefore, construction needs to start before that date.

The proposed giant skyscraper comes at a time of high-profile developments in Sin City. In recent times, Las Vegas has witnessed notable hotels and casinos unveiling their intentions for either renovation or the development of new projects, including Rio's update and Fontainebleau's much-awaited opening.

But new and smaller-scale projects are in store, too. Last week reports surfaced that a dedicated LGBTQ+ boutique hotel and entertainment property is being planned in the Arts District in Las Vegas. Named Queen Las Vegas, the property will feature a hotel, restaurant, gaming lounge, and nightclub.

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