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Old December 12th, 2007, 04:05 AM   #161
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JohnFlint1985, every time there's a building boom people say it's over built, but all the new hotels and expansions from the last boom are jammed packed. So they keep building more.
Simply unbelievable. People just go there and spend money. Hard to imagine, but true. Thank you
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Old December 12th, 2007, 05:58 AM   #162
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The following pictures show the progress on the convention center/parking garage and main tower. I think the PG/CC must be getting close to its top. Before long I won't be able to see Circus Circus any more. What a shame.
I believe I read the Circus Circus time on the strip is limited, it's no longer very profitable.
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Old December 12th, 2007, 08:00 AM   #163
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I believe I read the Circus Circus time on the strip is limited, it's no longer very profitable.
actually CC is actually one of the most profitable hotels in town per room rate, the MGM ceo has already come out publicly and said CC is not going anywhere and that his wife and kids love the place, expect to see a major upgrade for CC though in the coming years
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Old December 12th, 2007, 11:12 AM   #164
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I believe I read the Circus Circus time on the strip is limited, it's no longer very profitable.
CircusCircus is by far one of the highest profit-ratio resorts on the Strip...

It is not going anywhere, anytime soon!!!
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Old December 13th, 2007, 10:31 PM   #165
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I think that the whole idea of all this building boom is sometime in the future to connect Las Vegas Strip with it's Downtown which always had problems. So all These projects to the north of Stratosphere supposed to do that sometime in the future. Am I wrong?
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Old December 13th, 2007, 10:58 PM   #166
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I think that the whole idea of all this building boom is sometime in the future to connect Las Vegas Strip with it's Downtown which always had problems. So all These projects to the north of Stratosphere supposed to do that sometime in the future. Am I wrong?
The strip has to expand somewhere... The majority of the land from Sahara to Tropicana is either built or, under-construction, so new resorts will have to go way north (towards downtown) or way south (past the airport and 215)

Then next 20 years will continue to be amazing for the strip... There is no end in sight...
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Old December 14th, 2007, 01:09 AM   #167
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The strip has to expand somewhere... The majority of the land from Sahara to Tropicana is either built or, under-construction, so new resorts will have to go way north (towards downtown) or way south (past the airport and 215)

Then next 20 years will continue to be amazing for the strip... There is no end in sight...
I see no point to go south past airport - there is nothing really down there. On the other hand Downtown always had problems with the Strip pulling majority of people away. So to solve both problems to expand the Strip and to revitalize Downtown it is easy to see a solution - connect them both. Especially it is not that far from each other and as I remember it is not built up by big important buildings - mostly 1-2 story buildings, stores and motels. I think that Pulse arena and the whole Union park development is part of this strategy. which should be completed as you said in about 20 years given the amount of what needs to be built.
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Old December 14th, 2007, 05:44 AM   #168
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I believe Union Park will have 6-8 plots under construction by the end of 2008...

As for Pulse... I think it was a little too ambitious at 10.5 billion... From what I have read lately it seems the 4 billion 124 story tower/arena complex has a lot better chance of being built where the current city hall is now...

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But, back on topic - Fontainbleau will be amazing, 730 ft will be another new standard for the North strip... I can't wait to see the renders of Crown as well as the MGM propetry that will eventually surround Fountainbleau!!!
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actually CC is actually one of the most profitable hotels in town per room rate, the MGM ceo has already come out publicly and said CC is not going anywhere and that his wife and kids love the place, expect to see a major upgrade for CC though in the coming years
Perhaps that was it; I was under the impression that it was to be gutted for a new style, however remain the "Circus Circus," but compared to today's version, in name only. Ive been there a few times myself so it contains some 90's nostalgia for me, but I am not opposed to a renovation, but I digress.
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Old January 1st, 2008, 03:34 PM   #170
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Old January 1st, 2008, 03:36 PM   #171
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Old January 1st, 2008, 07:19 PM   #172
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Well, Circus Circus is very profitable, percentage-wise, compared to how much their overhead is, because they spend very little to run it. It makes about $88 million profit per year. But compare that to something like Bellagio that makes over $400 million profit per year. The percentage of profit is less important than how big a pile of money you have at the end of the year. It costs a lot more to operate a high-end resort, but the actual profit amount is much higher. I've heard ideas of turning Circus Circus into a Cirque du Soleil themed hotel, which would compete better with its new neighbors.
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Some New Years day updated photos of the construction. And as a reminder my web cam of the project is available at http://turnberry.raditton.com:84 id: guest password:guest





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Old January 1st, 2008, 10:35 PM   #174
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wow... stunning pics
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 03:30 AM   #175
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Great shots from up there Raditton. Did you watch the fireworks from up there?

I just bookmarked your webcam. If Superfish comes back maybe he could copy the link to the first post so it's easy for people to find.
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 03:57 AM   #176
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 04:50 PM   #177
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i am still confused as to why they need all the cores??

the parking structure is just a monster
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 08:25 AM   #178
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Sorry that this is a little off topic, but here are some photos of the New Years fireworks and since mdiederi asked I thought I would post them. You can see the Fontainebleau construction in two of them.





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Old January 3rd, 2008, 08:28 AM   #179
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Nice shots! Vegas took a page from HK and Taipei .
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 09:31 AM   #180
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WOW! Happy New Year!
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