About Crown Las Vegas
Crown Las Vegas, formerly known as the Las Vegas Tower, was a proposed supertall skyscraper that would have been built on the Las Vegas Strip in Winchester, Nevada, an unincorporated suburban community of Las Vegas. If built, the tower would have been 1,064 feet (324 m) tall, making it the tallest building in the Las Vegas metropolitan area and the 2nd-tallest structure in the Las Vegas Valley and in the state of Nevada, after the Stratosphere Tower. After two major redesigns, the project was officially canceled in March 2008. Crown Las Vegas, as originally planned, would have consisted of a casino, a hotel and an observation deck. The tower would have been built on Las Vegas Boulevard on the former site of the Wet 'n Wild Water Park. The building's architect is Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill. The cost of the project was estimated to be $5 billion, and its original completion date was set for 2014. Originally proposed as the "Las Vegas Tower", the name of the building changed when Publishing and Broadcasting Limited reached an agreement on May 31, 2007 with the tower's developers to invest money in the project and run its casino.