It’s been suggested that it be knocked down and its structural steel recycled, but maybe we can do better for the Fontainebleau. As a daily reminder of the recession, it’s the world’s biggest architectural buzzkill. But it doesn’t have to be. Why not turn it into a Recession-themed resort? It could have a Quantitative Easing Buffet, Stimulus Slots and rooms with a hip “recently foreclosed” vibe. Hey, Vegas has excised its other bugbear, the mob, by turning it into an “attraction.” Maybe if we can turn the Great Recession into something we can sell, we’ll finally be able to get it behind us.
Best of the City 2017
Our eighth annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best casino comebacks to irresistible pot products