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    Reprinted courtesy of David Adelstein, Kirwin Norris, P.A.
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    Thank You for 17 Years of Legal Elite in Construction Law

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    Reprinted courtesy of Amanda C. Stefanatos, Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C.
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    Round and Round: Inside the Las Vegas Sphere

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    How does the typical contractor approach building something taller than the Statue of Liberty, wider than a football field and with the most square footage of LED lighting in the world? Perhaps it’s enough to say that Sphere Entertainment Company is not your average contractor—and Sphere in Las Vegas is not your average construction project. With a budget of approximately $2.3 billion, Sphere is a massive entertainment venue constructed mainly of steel and concrete. How different is that from the typical Vegas high-rise, casino or hotel? When you account for the structure’s sheer size, uncommon shape and intertwining technologies—very. Reprinted courtesy of Grace Calengor, Construction Executive, a publication of Associated Builders and Contractors. All rights reserved. Read the full story...