Will the deepening recession and skittish lending environment find their next victim in CityCenter? The Las Vegas development faces mounting challenges in reaching completion. The project, touted as the nation's largest privately funded development, has been trying unsuccessfully for months to secure a $1.2-billion loan needed to finance the final leg of construction. Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) have reportedly made calls to banks on the project's behalf. The $9.2-billion resort complex was scheduled to open in December. On Mar. 23, however, developer MGM Mirage was slapped with a lawsuit by project partner Dubai
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.