Resorts World has become the “molasses in wintertime” of Las Vegas resort construction projects.
While progress has been agonizingly slow, we have seen recent signs of activity. Specifically, Resorts World has doubled its number of construction cranes.
Now, there are precisely two. We’ve shown you the one in back of the building, now take a gander at the one in front.
Have you noticed nobody ever leaves a gander? Always take, take, take.
Resorts World is being built on the bones of the abandoned Echelon Place.
When Echelon Place was being built, it was not uncommon to see a dozen cranes looming over the site.
Now, not so much. Take a look.
Other than that, any changes aren’t particularly visible.
In May 2017, it was announced “major construction” was “imminent.” Let’s just say there’s a reason certain words are in quotation marks.
The company behind Resorts World, Malaysia-based Genting Group, has said a lot of the work being done on its $4 billion resort involves things people can’t see, like “utility lines and working out easements.”
We’re pretty sure “working out easements” is a euphemism for something.
The fact remains the Asian-themed Resorts World is moving at a panda’s pace.
Presumably, delays have been related to the “devaluation of Malaysia’s currency and the unavailability of construction cranes.”
We have to wonder if Genting, in high school, blamed the dog when it forgot to do its homework.
It’s time Resorts World got serious about itself. More cranes. More steel. More people in hard hats cat-calling passersby.
Because Vegas shines most brightly when it makes new things.