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Old Posted Oct 20, 2009, 7:23 AM
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VegasHappensHere visited the PH Tower. The interior of the red fin still looks odd.

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Old Posted Oct 20, 2009, 3:39 PM
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MGM Mirage to take $1.1 billion charge for CityCenter

Ouch.. that's a lot of money. It will be interesting to see if Kerkorian does indeed lower his stake in MGM/Mirage.

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009...ge-citycenter/

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Old Posted Oct 20, 2009, 9:43 PM
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VegasHappensHere visited the PH Tower. The interior of the red fin still looks odd.

http://thestrippodcast.blogspot.com/...l-preview.html
I don't understand the red fin design concept, particularly if it's not just the outside curtain but actually casts a deep red light everywhere inside.

A Whole Foods inside Crystals?? Man it's gonna be hard to stop eating at that place.
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Old Posted Oct 21, 2009, 12:09 AM
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I was in Vegas this weekend and noticed a bunch of developments that appeared be going up, that weren't around City Center.
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Don't get me wrong o think cosmo is in the best location. And I thing it looks great at night. I dig the varying horizontal blue neon but during the day the thing is too dark and looks dirty. The front entrance looks broken, buT it could just be the lack of interior, activity, and lighting, I would definity choose to stay, and live in cosmo over city center tho, the thing has the best views, arguably, in the world on every side!
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Old Posted Oct 21, 2009, 3:06 AM
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Ok Vegasites..question: If you had $10 Billion dollars to improve the city of Las Vegas, what would you do?
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Ok Vegasites..question: If you had $10 Billion dollars to improve the city of Las Vegas, what would you do?
Diversify like mad. Throw it at UNLV and let the brookings institution (those guys that developed the Marshal plan for rebuilding Germany after ww2) help develop more technology oriented jobs instead of tourism oriented jobs. I would also subsidize the nearly 2 gigawatts of solar power planned around the valley. That would bring in a lot of new green jobs.
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Old Posted Oct 21, 2009, 12:26 PM
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You only want to throw money towards things in which Las Vegas has an inherent advantage. So Krases's idea of helping fund solar research makes sense, but general funding of technology does not. And funding elderly-oriented health care research (such as the Lou Ruvo brain institute) makes sense because older people are more likely to want to be in a warm client.
If I had $10B, I'd consider buying the Fontainebleau shell and converting it to a hospital/medical office complex and see if groups like the Cleveland clinic (who have expressed interest in expanding to Las Vegas) would join on to magage operations.
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Old Posted Oct 21, 2009, 3:26 PM
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Diversify like mad. Throw it at UNLV and let the brookings institution (those guys that developed the Marshal plan for rebuilding Germany after ww2) help develop more technology oriented jobs instead of tourism oriented jobs. I would also subsidize the nearly 2 gigawatts of solar power planned around the valley. That would bring in a lot of new green jobs.
I couldn't have said it better myself! However; I'd also put some of the money toward the development of Ivanpah Int'l as well.
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Old Posted Oct 21, 2009, 6:51 PM
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I couldn't have said it better myself! However; I'd also put some of the money toward the development of Ivanpah Int'l as well.
What about getting the monorail started to get to the airport?
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What about getting the monorail started to get to the airport?
Oh yeah, totally forgot about that! I guess that should come first!
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Oh yeah, totally forgot about that! I guess that should come first!
I actually meant Mag-lev, that is much faster heh.
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I actually meant Mag-lev, that is much faster heh.
I think the Maglev would have a stop at Ivanpah along the way. Although all of that ten billion probably wouldn't even complete just the Maglev.

I think extending the monorail to McCarren would be the best that could be accomplished. Maybe even extending it to downtown would be possible.
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Cosmo will look amazing at night though. I bet Cosmo will do fine. Who doesn't want a hotel room with a balcony facing the fountains of Bellagio?
Don't forget the view of the mountains

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It's all coming together!!! Dance bananas, DANCE!!!
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Old Posted Oct 23, 2009, 11:11 AM
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Aria's lighting looks great

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Old Posted Oct 23, 2009, 4:17 PM
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The Harmon's glass looks sooo good. I like the solid color crown seperation.
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