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MGM Grand (Orig 1973-1980)

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3645 Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
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Extra Note: MGM Grand (Orig.)1980 Fire

“Depth: MGM Grand Hotel Fire: 25 years later: A disaster that didn’t have to be.” Las Vegas Review Journal. 20 November 2005. [Online]. Available:
http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2005/Nov-20-Sun-2005/news/4306613.html
Accessed November 20, 2005.

Harris, Bill. "Building Nevada :Featuring Nevada's Building Industry Leaders." 1st ed. Newport Beach, CA: Landmark Books, 2007. UNLV Arch Bk Stks HD9715.25.U63 N34 2007.


Simpson, Jeff. "Evolution of the Las vegas Strip." Urban Land. September 2007: 105-107.

UNLV Libraries Special Collections holds: 3 boxes (2 record storage boxes, 1 document box). Collection no. T175. [ Collection is comprised of litigation documentation stemming from the November 1980 MGM Grand Hotel fire that killed 85 people. Included in the documentation are testimonies regarding construction materials and processes, testimonies regarding the electrical system and the ways in which fire and smoke spread, and an index of eyewitness accounts. There is also included in this collection a transcript from a Nova special "Why America Burns" and a copy of the 1970 Building Code. 1970-1982]
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