The stalled $3.1-billion Fontainebleau development on the Las Vegas Strip, which filed for bankruptcy protection in early June, is facing mounting challenges in reaching completion. On July 14, Turnberry West Construction LLC, the project’s general contractor, sued the owner and its lenders in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Miami on a hefty $675.3-million mechanic’s lien, including 15% interest. Photo: Luetta Callaway/ENR Complex developer-contractor court case is squeezing project subcontractors. The 737-ft-tall, 3.4-million-sq-ft hotel-casino-retail complex, which is about 70% completed, is being built by Fontainebleau Resorts LLC, an investment group led by Miami-based developer Jeffrey Soffer, who also owns Turnberry West Construction.
The former Soviet nation of Kazakhstan is ramping up completion of EXPO 2017—a futuristic megaproject estimated to cost between $3 and $5 billion that will showcase global energy efficiency and boost the host’s global profile
Cover photo by Neelam Mathews in Astana, Kazakhstan