Part of the Resorts World facade is rising above the Strip.
A very welcomed discovery by our friend and eye in the sky, Sean at Sky Las Vegas yesterday as the curtain wall for Resorts World is getting a test run in the sun. We do not know for sure if this is a test or if the rest will be put in place soon, but we guess this is a test. Why? Well, the pieces presently installed were the only ones delivered thus far by Enclos, a company specializing in building facades. Enclos is responsible for the curtain wall of many Las Vegas resorts such as Aria, Encore, The Palms, Wynn, The Venetian, Wynn, and MGM Grand amongst others.
Here are some of the pics Sean sent us of the facade’s mounting:
Sean also had this to say:
“Where there was 15 to 20 cars and pickups now there are 50 or more. That does not include all the trucks and tractors.
I would not be surprised if the cranes started appearing next week or the week after. They are starting to up the curtain wall. I don’t know is this is a test to see if they like the look, or this is what they are going with.”
Last May, Genting Group appointed Edward Farrel as President of Resorts World LAs Vegas. Edward said in an interview that construction would be in full swing Q3 of this year, with cranes on site within 90 days (of his mid-May interview). When it comes something new and exciting, like a brand new casino and resort on the North Strip, we can’t help but feel a little giddy at the thought. I know.. I know…Fontaineblue was topped off and never opened. It lingers in the back of my brain. But, hey…I’m staying optimistic!
Resorts World has an expected opening in 2020. When the cranes are on site, work will begin on two towers of rooms, one with 1,400 rooms and the other with 1,800 rooms.
[Photos: Sean at Sky Las Vegas]