The Las Vegas shrine to corporate greed, arrogance, mismanagement and just plain stupid ideas created by out of touch, over paid corporate committees, opens its doors tomorrow.
It’s called CityCenter. That $9 billion albatross to the Vegas skyline starts to open its doors on Tuesday. Changing the Las Vegas forever. The sad thing is that it won’t matter if this project works or fails, we will be stuck looking at this ungodly group of steel and glass structures for generations to come. As if from a fake Manhattan skyline polpped down in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip for all to see..
As anyone who has read this blog knows, I am not a big fan of this failure in the making. It’s half owned by some of the people who are suspected of helping pay for and plan the 9/11 attacks (Dubai). The other half of the project is owned by one of the largest, most out of touch casino companies in America (MGM).
Just goes to show you what happens when you have a management team that looks at spreadsheets instead of customers. If they had any clue to who their customers were, this thing would never have been built.
But it has been built and we now have to deal with the consequences it creates. It can get all the great raves and back slapping “congratulations” from the hypocrite enviro-geeks it needs to make the owners feel proud. But it has been and will continue to be an economy busting project for those of us who must live, work and survive with it.
If I lived in New York or Chicago, I guess I would sit around the fern bar with my friends, drink funny fruity drinks and rave about how this is such an amazing addition to the already clogged skyline of similarly exotic buildings that will save the environment and provide jobs for the lower class..
It’s ultra modernistic looking metal and glass buildings of various shapes and colors that just scream ordinary big city. All of this being built around an over priced shopping and entertainment complex that will be anchored by yet another Cirq show centered on a dead Vegas icon (Elvis).
But this is not Chicago, nor is it New York. This is Las Vegas, Nevada. And it is an ugly addition to the skyline that was doing very well on its own by not being like Chicago or Los Angeles.
People don’t come to Las Vegas to get wrapped up in a fantasy about being in another metal structure that looks similar to the ones they just left back home. Vegas tourism is about getting away from reality. Its about NOT being reminded of what you just left.
To add insult to injury, rumors are abound that the two men, the chief architects of this booming economy we are experiencing; senator Harry Reid and president Obama, may come out to slap themselves on the back for making this “dream“ happen. God help us all. Just what we need, the two fools who killed the Vegas economy now wants to take credit for this!!
Vadara opens first. 1,500 suites and penthouse suites. Rooms rates begin at $129 (how bad is that??)
Aria opens its 1,400-room palace later this month and rooms can be had for $159 – Opening a fourth of the 4,000 plus rooms and suites in order to say they were sold out on opening night.
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