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LAS VEGAS-Workers are currently constructing and reinforcing pillars that will hold the ground levels of the Golden Nugget’s new $121-million hotel tower en route to a December 2009 opening, a Golden Nugget spokesperson tells GlobeSt.com. They aren’t releasing any other details at this time however, and yesterday scolded their general contractor Penta Building Group for doing just that without approval, prompting a meek retraction Thursday morning.

According to Penta, the 25-story tower will have a porte-cochere entry opening into a lobby adjacent to several retail stores, a 3,000-sf Chart House restaurant and slot machine banks, according to the general contractor, Penta Building Group. Above that will be a pool deck that will tie into the existing pool’s upper deck, above the live shark aquarium, and then three levels of parking topped by 524 guest rooms. The top floor will be the owner’s suite.

GlobeSt.com reported the news Wednesday morning , surprising Golden Nugget officials who hadn’t approved the release of that level of project detail. Penta issued a self-deprecating statement this morning saying the information may be erroneous. A Golden Nugget spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request to identify which details, if any, are inaccurate as opposed to not formally approved for release.

“Details of the project were released prematurely without approval of Golden Nugget officials, and the content [was]…all based on unapproved construction specifics, and represented the new project in a miscalculated and unofficial manner,” Penta said in a statement. “The Golden Nugget plans to formally release the finalized tower specifics once all plans are finalized and approved. Until that time, all previously released information from any source other than official Golden Nugget spokespersons should be discounted and considered unapproved and unofficial construction information.”

Golden Nugget is owned by Landry’s Restaurants Inc., which is being taken private by Tilman Fertitta, who is the company’s founder, chairman, president and CEO. Through Fertitta Holdings, he is paying $1.3 billion for the 61% of the company he doesn’t already own.

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