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Photo: Artist rendering | By Greg Haas, The Hill / KLAS | A massive 542-foot guitar – actually, back-to-back guitars – will be much more than a sign in front of the Hard Rock Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. The resort – currently being rebranded from The Mirage, with construction that will replace the famous volcano – says it’s not a sign at all. It will be a hotel tower with 600 rooms and a 48,234-square-foot casino. [Read that again — they are tearing down the volcano!]

A conceptual rendering of the project has been released, but details of the design are just becoming public. The guitar itself shoots 542 feet skyward.

“Designed to resemble back to back guitars, complete with guitar faces and lit strings, this tower will be an engineering masterpiece at a height of 660 feet with floor to ceiling glass panes. The guitar tower will forever change the skyline of the Strip,” according to documents approved by Clark County Commissioners on Wednesday.

It’s so tall it will have to get a waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration.

“The necessary forms have been filed with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). However, final action cannot occur until the FAA has issued a valid Determination of No Hazard, and the Department Of Aviation (DOA) has reviewed the determination,” according to documents.

According to the documents, the design of the hotel features an exterior composed of a glazed aluminum window wall system and aluminum composite panels.
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[Thanks to Alex Teitz for contributing this article!]

Photo: Photo provided by Hard Rock Café International

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