Property tycoon Donald Trump's plans to build the biggest tower in Las Vegas have been dealt a blow, after his ex-wife Ivana Trump plans to outdo his creation by nine storeys.

Last week (ends27MAY05) Donald boasted to US TV host Larry King that his 64-storey Trump International Hotel and Tower would be "absolutely fantastic. There will be nothing like it in Las Vegas."

However, the Czech millionairess and Australian developer VICTOR ALTOMARE plan to start building the 73-storey condominium tower The Ivana in July (05).

A friend of Ivana's tells the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, "Ivana is investing her world-class fame. She was the guiding force in designing the interiors of Trump Tower, The Plaza and The Grand Hyatt New York."

Donald and Ivana divorced in 1992 after a 15-year marriage. They have three children, DONALD JR, 27; IVANKA, 23; and ERIC, 20.

01/06/2005 09:17