Final beam of Circa resort tower moved into place in topping out

Final beam of Circa resort tower moved into place in topping out

A crane whisked the final beam in the construction of downtown Las Vegas’ Circa resort property into place Friday morning and crews paused momentarily, then continued working to ensure its Oct. 28 opening.

Circa CEO Derek Stevens, who signed the final beam before it was moved into place, surprised the casino industry earlier in the week by announcing the resort — the tallest downtown — would open more than a month ahead of schedule.

The first five floors of the resort — which includes a two-story casino with 1,350 slot machines and 49 table games, a three-story stadium-style sportsbook with a screen visible throughout the casino, a fifth-floor pool amphitheater with a 14-million-pixel screen and six temperature-controlled pools and two spas — are set to open Oct. 28.

Circa’s nine-story “Garage Mahal,” which includes a ride-hailing hub, and four retail concepts also will be a part of the initial rollout.

The 777-room tower will open toward the end of December, the property’s original opening date.

But Friday was all about the topping out, which included the hoisting of an evergreen tree and American flag in the 85-degree morning air.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Contact Richard N. Velotta at [email protected] or 702-477-3893. Follow @RickVelotta on Twitter.

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