Foster Bananas

The Las Vegas Sun reports [via tmn] that because of faulty rebar–and, maybe just a little bit, because the real estate and financial markets collapsed–MGM Grand is lopping off the top half of Norman Foster’s still-under-construction skyscraper at CityCenter on The Strip. That’s the part that would hae contained the luxury condominiums. Construction on the bottom half, where the hotel will be, will continue.
Which reminds me of a story Alvaro Siza told at Columbia. He’d apparently been commissioned to design a building in Guangzhou or someplace, and when he went to the ribbon-cutting, he found out the developer had doubled the number of floors without telling him. Am I remembering that right? Because I can’t find any mention of it online.