The main reason we took a quick detour over to Las Vegas was to photograph The Cosmopolitan. The Cosmopolitan will be the last of the series of new hotel / casinos to open on the Strip for some time to come. All of these of course were all started long before the Las Vegas economy tanked.
There are two more brand new towers on the Strip that were completely enclosed before construction was stopped a couple of years ago. Even if construction was to begin again tommorow, they would be a couple of years out before being completed – and I don’t see construction on either one starting anytime soon. So for now, they stand as stark reminders of the economic conditions in Las Vegas.
Fortunately I have no trouble avoiding the slots when I go to Vegas – so we are probably some of the few people who make money on our trips to Vegas. 🙂