Thursday, January 10, 2008

Vegas Strip shows

Barry O'Brien writes:

LAS Vegas claims to be the city where dreams come true. Trouble is, in Vegas there is no time to sleep, let alone dream.

It's been 30 years since I last visited Vegas and, although there have been massive changes, it was in many ways just as I remembered it: all glitz and glamour.

Everywhere you look, cranes dot the skyline creating new gambling palaces.

The old Aladdin's Casino, which had a Moroccan theme, has had a $75 million facelift and is now Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, incorporating the Miracle Mile Shops, a mall of 170 stores and restaurants.

Across the road, MGM is creating a city within a city with towers, condos, residential properties and a resort.

On the site of the former Boardwalk, which boasted a roller-coaster ride, the MGM project is the largest privately funded development ever.

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