Cosmopolitan on Las Vegas Strip stops work on tower

Mar 7, 2009 8:00 PM
Staff & Wire Reports |

A union official says construction work has stopped in one of the towers of the high-rise Cosmopolitan casino resort project on the Las Vegas Strip.

John Smirk, secretary-treasurer of the painters' union district council, said Friday that the building trades were notified earlier in the week that work in the west tower was being suspended.

He says roughly 300 union painters were laid off Wednesday from the site.

Smirk says work on the smaller east tower appears to be continuing.

Nevada Property I LLC, an affiliate of Deutsche Bank, took over the Cosmopolitan last Sept. 3 in foreclosure proceedings. Deutsche Bank spokesman Ted Meyer in New York declined comment.

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