Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 | 2 a.m.
Remember the days of “Pamorama” Towers?
Maybe you do. It was in the high times of 2006, April specifically, that Pamela Anderson swiveled down the red carpet at the opening party for the under-construction Tower 3 of Panorama Towers. Her date was real-estate mogul Laurence Hallier, whose company, Hallier Properties, built the wondrous high-rise on Dean Martin Drive.
“They should call it ‘Pamorama’ because I am here,” Anderson said during the blustery afternoon shindig on April 21, 2006. “When I’m at the Palms, they should take the ‘L’ out, too. The Pams.”
Stopping short linking her name to a well-known nonstick cooking spray, Anderson was the face, body and lead spokeswoman for Panorama in the project’s infancy. She was to occupy a residence in Tower 4, talking fancifully of hiring David LaChapelle to help with an interior design that was to feature a stripper pole and (I expect) a billion sequins.
But Tower 4 was never built. Though they were reported to be dating for a time, the Anderson-Hallier partnership never got past the rebar-reinforcement stage. By 2007, Anderson was openly questioning whether her residence would be built at all, as plans for Tower 4 were shelved, and the idea of Anderson living at least part-time in Vegas sadly vanished.
Finally, Anderson and Hillier crisscrossed in court. She sued Hallier’s company for $1 million, claiming Hallier reneged on his promise to build her a condo at Panorama. In June, Hallier filed a counter-complaint that Anderson was in breach of an agreement she signed in 2006, in which she promised to make several promotional appearances to help sell condo units.
The condo Anderson was promised was conditional on these appearances. But Hallier said she failed to deliver on that promise and sued Anderson for $22.5 million, which is the sum of the unsold units Anderson was supposed to help fill.
This week, the issue was finally resolved as Anderson and Hallier settled the dispute out of court. No terms have been made public. This one should be filed under “Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time,” with an Anderson residency and Tower 4 nothing more than a pretty artist's rendering.