A hearing is under way to determine whether the unfinished Harmon tower in Las Vegas should be imploded because of alleged construction defects and safety concerns -- and whether developer CityCenter should be paid damages for a poor-quality job or general contractor Perini should be paid its $500 million fee. The building could collapse in an earthquake or in a fire, according to a consulting engineer hired by CityCenter. Perini opposes demolition, saying the building is evidence that can be used in any future trial.

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