About Me

My photo

I'm a 30 something who loves to travel.  I have a full time job and enjoy writing (or blogging) about my travels.  I've traveled through several countries in Europe as well as Russia and Egypt.  I also enjoy domestic travel in the United States, including Disney.  My long term travel goal is to do a round the world trip.  

Friday, January 21, 2011

Construction in Las Vegas

Anyone who has been to Las Vegas knows that there is often construction going on.  There is always a new something being built.  But with the recent economic meltdown several of the new construction projects have been brought to a halt. 

On my last trip to Las Vegas the economic problems were very evident by the half built Fountainebleau on the Strip.  This website shows the beauty that Founainebleau was supposed to be.  But if you check out the wikipedia page you get a slightly better idea of how it looks.  The tower is mostly finished from the outside, but the rest of the "resort" has no outside, just lots of contrete.  The cranes are even still in place, which is bizaar.  Isn't anyone looking for their cranes?  And a crane on the top of a building, that sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. 

But there are other projects that have been abandoned, but at earlier stages.  There was another city center type of property being built, the frame of some of that has been built and is just standing there.  I remember when I was there in 2008 that project had started, now it's a bunch of cement. 

But all these abondoned construction projects are a little depressing.  People go to Las Vegas for a break from their lives and problems, but now it feels like there is a constant reminder just staring at you as you drive down Las Vegas Blvd.