Donald J. Trump (search) filed plans yesterday to erect a $300 million, "sparkling" 24K-gold glass tower that will become the Las Vegas Strip's tallest building.
"There is nothing like this in Las Vegas," Trump told The Post. Trump will start construction in January on the 65-story Trump International Hotel and Tower in a five-acre parking lot next to the Frontier Casino and the Fashion Show Mall and opposite Steve Wynn's (search) casino resort, which is still under construction.
The building was designed by Berman, Walls and Associates who also created the Mirage, Treasure Island and the new Caesars Palace (search) addition.
While he received a Nevada gaming license last month, Trump said the 1.6 million square-foot TIHT will not have a casino but will be "an amazing" hotel and condominium.
The project is a joint venture between Trump and his friend, Frontier-owner Phil Ruffin, and will not become part of the publicly held Trump Casinos.
The public company is saddled by $400 million in high-interest bonds, and negotiations with bondholders have been ongoing.
The new tower will have 50 residences on the top 10 stories ranging from 3,000 square feet to over 10,000 square feet.
The remainder of the building will host 1,000 condominium hotel units ranging in size from 636 square feet to 1,057 square feet.
The hotel/condo project is patterned on Trump International Hotel and Tower (search) at One Central Park which both The Post and Travel and Leisure recently called the best hotel in New York.
Other New Yorkers recently staking out claims in Vegas include Ian Schrager and Ian Bruce Eichner.