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"This is the end result of all the bright lights... and the comp trips, of all the champagne... and free hotel suites,
and all the broads and all the booze. It's all been arranged just for us to get your money.
That's the truth about Las Vegas. We're the only winners. The players don't stand a chance. "

-- Sam "Ace" Rothstein, Casino, 1995

Friday, September 17, 2010

Las Vegas Abandoned Construction Site #3

This construction site is adjacent to Red Rock Resort and Casino in Summerlin.  From the photos below you can see that all you have here is steel and that's it.  To finish this place will take a great deal of work.  I have no idea if this project is a hotel/casino or office building.  Like much of Las Vegas, these places just sit abandoned waiting to be finished as they slowly rust and deterioriate. 

Imagine your some big player at Red Rock and your comped suite happens to over look this mess.  Nice.

If you know the story behind this project, please feel free to comment or email me.  Thanks.  JH.


  1. In the desert climate of Las Vegas such construction can sit there for decade and not deteriorate so waiting for an upturn in the economy is not all that costly.
    Unfortunately for some.

  2. @flea -- thanks for the comment. Even in a desert climate can unprotected steel just sit out in the elements like this? It would seem the heat and cold would eventually cause some issues after time. Thanks. JH

  3. My understanding is yes. It can sit there as there is no protection that would normally be applied. Fire retardant coatings are applied but that is to protect from deformation during an intense fire, not from ambient temperatures normally encountered in the area. Its steel and rivets, not some adhesive that might deteriorate over time. A decade of being an eyesore and its still cheaper to hire lawyers than engineers.

  4. Those are actually pretty cool pictures...kind of haunting, but cool. Thanks for posting them. How do you find these interesting locations? Are you out scouting for cool stuff to photograph or do you just stumble upon them? Just curious.

  5. I just find them -- hiking, driving around, driving to work, etc. These sites are all over the city -- they are not hard to miss! JH.

  6. That structure is actually for parking. I read about it in the R-J a few months ago. It will have to come down and be rebuilt according to the article

  7. The mood you create with the music and the haunting pictures of the recession's victims (both animate and inanimate) are brilliant... Not sure whether you consider yourself a social scientist....but you are...

    Your crazy Canadian fans....