Trump – History

The project was announced in 2004 as a joint project between Donald J. Trump, Brett J. Plant, Phil Ruffin and Jack Wishna. The project was designed by Bergman, Walls & Associates and built by Perini Building Company.

Prior to construction, Trump built a sales center for his tower on Las Vegas Boulevard. The temporary sales center cost nearly $3 million.

Tower 1 opened on March 31, 2008. It has been announced that Donald Trump, due to the overwhelming seller’s response from his first tower, will build a second, identical tower next to the first tower. It is Las Vegas’s tallest residential building at 620ft (190m).

It was rumored that by building his tower several feet higher than Las Vegas’s current tallest fully habitable building, Steve Wynn’s Wynn Las Vegas resort located only a block east, Donald Trump showed some kind of rivalry between the two developers. Trump has insisted that it wasn’t the case and even invited Wynn (who did come) to the private groundbreaking ceremony for the tower.

That said, Trump did show some signs of egoism, especially when his ex, Ivana Trump, proposed building a 73 story condo tower a few blocks north on the Las Vegas Strip. Trump stated that “the location is bad, it will never sell.” The Ivana Tower project was canceled around the end of 2005.

When told that the Stratosphere Tower, the tallest free standing structure in Las Vegas, would still be nearly twice as tall as Trump’s building, he simply replied “That’s not a building.
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