Bally's - Las Vegas, NV
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 36° 06.850 W 115° 10.341
11S E 664492 N 3998157
Quick Description: On November 21, 1980, the hotel, then operating as the MGM Grand, was the site of one of the worst high-rise fires in United States history, in which 85 people died.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 8/1/2018 2:38:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMYW92
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member THE DAM TROLLS
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Long Description:
Taken from Wikipedia, "Bally's Las Vegas (formerly MGM Grand Hotel and Casino) is a hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. It is owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment Corporation. The hotel features 2,814 extra-sized guestrooms that are 450 sq ft (42 m2) or larger and over 175,000 sq ft (16,300 m2) of banquet and meeting space. The casino occupies 66,187 sq ft (6,149.0 m2). About 75% of the rooms are in the Resort Tower which had renovations completed in 2018. The remaining rooms are located in the Jubilee Tower, constructed in 1981.

The resort has a large shopping area a floor below its gaming level, including several restaurants, and there is a station along the Las Vegas Monorail at the rear of the property. Bally's was home for the long-running production show Jubilee! which opened in 1981 and ended on February 11, 2016.

On November 21, 1980, the hotel, then operating as the MGM Grand, was the site of one of the worst high-rise fires in United States history, in which 85 people died"
Type of Structure: Private Building

Fire Date: 11/21/1980

Structure status: Still standing building

Cause of Fire:
Unknown


Documentation of the fire: [Web Link]

Other: Not listed

Construction Date: Not listed

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