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Old February 12th, 2008, 01:31 PM   #441
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WTF!? Why?
well for one they are owned by two different companies and one is located behind LV Blvd

MGM already have a monorail that runs from Excalibur to Mandalay Bay and another form of transport that runs from TI to Mirage, in essence it wouldn't be that difficult to extend the system from TI to Mandalay Bay (the problem of course is Caesars Palace owned by Harrahs which sits in the middle of all the MGM owned properties.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 06:09 AM   #442
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so all the owners are to full of themselves to come together to make a unified city tram system?
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Old February 14th, 2008, 02:26 PM   #443
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so all the owners are to full of themselves to come together to make a unified city tram system?
well its a little more complicated than that. Politics i.e the taxi drivers and limo drivers are the reason the monorail doesn't extend to the airport.

MGM want to keep their customers at MGM resorts so connecting up their system with the LV monorail would make little sense as only one of their resorts sit on that corridor, the MGM grand and most of the rest belong to their main rival Harrahs ie. paris, ballys, flamingo, imperial palace and harrahs itself

this map is about 3 years old and some of the hotels like boardwalk, frontier, stardust are now gone

[IMG]http://i29.************/cm3qs.jpg[/IMG]

The green line i drew is where the monte carlo/bellagio train will run, the purple lines show where mgm could link up the train with the their two other trains running mirage/TI and excalibur to mandalay. If they desire they could link up with the LV monorail between excalibur and mgm, that would mean crossing LV blvd which would be a huge task and not really worth it unless they are allowed extend the system to the airport (which MGM are currently in the process of trying to do but yet with no success )

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Old February 14th, 2008, 04:13 PM   #444
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gigantic project
thats las vegas style
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Old February 15th, 2008, 02:18 AM   #445
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so the MGM line is the best in my opinion because it seems to be the best for service for everyone.
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Old February 15th, 2008, 04:06 AM   #446
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I wasn't impressed with MGM's monorail station. Their station is way behind of MGM Grand resort and it hard to find it. I almost got lost when I got off from MGM Grand monorail system and tried to find the way to the casino. That resort is like a maze! I think MGM Grand resort should get a new look and more organized than they have right now.
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Old February 16th, 2008, 03:10 PM   #447
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Some pictures from my last visit.
First picture taken form the Eiffel tower at the Paris Hotel, all others from the strip.













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Old February 16th, 2008, 03:27 PM   #448
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Wow !! Impressive pics. The night shot from the Eiffel tower is incredible !!
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Old February 16th, 2008, 05:43 PM   #449
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Awesome shots!!!
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Old February 16th, 2008, 08:35 PM   #450
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Amazing Shots

Excellent pics Holomeus!

The evening shot from Eiffel is quite stunning.

Merci beaucoup!

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Old February 16th, 2008, 09:30 PM   #451
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LAS VEGAS the city of gaming and entertainment
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Old February 16th, 2008, 11:59 PM   #452
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That night shot blew my mind off! You did FABULOUS JOB!!! I couldn't stop looking at it. WOW!
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Old February 24th, 2008, 02:10 AM   #453
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Amazing pictures! How many floors left till they top out?
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Old February 24th, 2008, 09:48 AM   #455
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W0w Amazing shots,
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Old February 24th, 2008, 05:59 PM   #456
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Amazing pictures! How many floors left till they top out?
For the main tower, ~ 20 more floors since 40/60 floors are complete. Same for Vdara, but Veer, Harmon, and Mandarin Oriental are just off the ground and will take some time till they top out (mostly around 10/40 floors).
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Old February 25th, 2008, 02:36 AM   #458
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amazing.
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Old February 25th, 2008, 02:57 AM   #459
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this project is excellent, its an entire decent skyline in itself, and building so quickly
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