Friday, Feb. 1, 2008 | 5:09 p.m.
Here’s the latest from MGM Mirage on the repairs at the fire-damaged Strip hotel. Still no word on when it will reopen.
This is the company’s afternoon statement:
Repair of the Monte Carlo façade continued today. Workers are installing 4’x8’ sheets of glass rock near the top of the building. Approximately 60% of the more than 400 sheets of glass rock have been put in place. The glass rock will serve as the base upon which the new façade will be built.
Work inside the hotel continues as well. Both hotel and contract employees continue around-the-clock efforts to prepare the hotel for reopening. Guests and events are being relocated through next week. A reopening date has not been announced.
Las Vegas Strip performers Carrot Top (Luxor) and Louie Anderson (Excalibur), along with Monte Carlo headliner Lance Burton, visited with employees in the employee dining room today. The trio spent time with the employees, thanking them for working so hard to prepare the Monte Carlo for reopening.
Construction efforts will continue through the weekend. The next construction update is not expected until Monday.
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