We have unequivocally and repeatedly drawn attention to SkyVue's habit of using the logos of possible, and maybe even plausible, clients on artistic renderings of this future project. Right now, on their new updated website, they are still promoting Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants as a future possible or plausible client. As we previously reported, we were told by the Cooper's Hawk company, and we quote, "Unfortunately we are no longer working on a deal at Skyvue." The rendering is still on the new website. But, you know, "presentation purposes only."
Also on the freshly squeezed web pages, a new web cam. See here. It was updating about every two seconds on our computer hookup. And, what is it showing? Same scene as before. No cranes. No visible signs of escalated progress. Yet.
So, we've been unrelenting in our rampant skepticism of this project ever coming to pass. In a much more polite vein, local Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani even expressed her doubts in a very public forum. But, rather than continue to dump on this concept, we leave you with one thing to consider. See if it bothers you, the way it seriously concerns us.
To sum, SkyVue just created a brand new redesigned website with the purpose of enticing multi-million dollar brands and investors. Ok? If that is so, why, oh why, does the map for this project -- the very map to help money men decide where to put their dollars -- why after previously drawing attention to it, still features the Sahara, Aladdin, the Frontier, Stardust and Westward Ho. We're really excited about the Echelon project listed on the map. That sounds cool.
Seriously, would you invest $5 in a company that lacks any sort of quality control? Do they live here? This is the best face they want to put forward? The best way to represent Las Vegas? Are they making fun of the City Council that approved SkyVue? Should we trust them to build an observation wheel? Think about it. We do. Every time we see that empty, empty lot across from Mandalay Bay.
Now, if you'd like to bypass our testiness, you can keep up with SkyVue's progress on social media. They do have a Facebook page. SkyVue is a $300 million project. How many Facebook "likes"? Seventy four. They have a Twitter account. Same $300 million project. How many Twitter followers? 1,639. If this were our business we'd instantly fire whoever is running their marketing. Hey, hire us instead for big money and stop the bleeding. Even the small things inspire no confidence. Facebook says their address is "123 TBD Drive, Las Vegas, NV." Tenants are "to be determined," too.
In the meantime, within a shamefully uncritical local newspaper story, Skyvue says big chunky parts on the way and, by May, we might witness some progress on the Las Vegas wheel. Just super.
(Photo and map: Skyvue Las Vegas)