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Construction Roundup: NYNY, Monte Carlo, Gansevoort and The Linq

June 12, 2013 at 11:02 PM | by | ()

On The Strip, it's getting hard to get from one resort to the next without running into some form of construction.

Mandalay Bay, Aria, Venetian and The Mirage are all working on opening new restaurants. Work is underway at the Luxor Festival Grounds. MGM Grand has coming soon signs all over the joint. New York-New York and Monte Carlo are transforming their facades. Bill's has been gutted to make way for Gansevoort (new pics below). The Linq still cometh. The Quad still has some things in store as well. Then, there's the Sahara-slash-SLS. And, we're probably neglecting to mention some things, too.

The photos in this post, some snapped on Tuesday and others today, detail the current state of things at Bill's, New York-New York, Monte Carlo and the Linq's High Roller observation wheel. We'd like to thank John N. and Donovan S. for lending their lenses to the cause.

If we would have had some glass cleaner, we would have scrubbed this ourselves.

For those who have wondered about the impact of Monte Carlo's construction (new pics above) to pedestrian traffic, they've actually closed a lane of traffic down so that passers by can walk in front of the resort. The sidewalk has been completely blocked by the demolition now underway so folks must venture onto the asphalt to get by. There are barricades in place, however, to protect against traffic.

Lastly, while walking by The Linq, the coming open-air shopping and dining district set for the space between The Quad and Flamingo, we spied The Vortex in action once again. We're still not sure exactly what it will be used for, but it continues to catch the eye. We captured a few seconds on video and have shared it below. A warning, turn your volume down first. Between the music blaring from Margaritaville and the clamoring of construction, it was a Midol moment, for sure.

And, it's a bit hard to distinguish in the video so here's a closeup snap of the electronics at work:

Archived Comments:

Damn... they really destroyed the Monte Carlo

Geez, could they not build a outdoor mall and keep the facade? All the interesting old-looking facade pieces are gone.  And that Hershey addition to the NY NY is just pure junk.

Gansevoort will be good and the Big Wheel will be good too.

Linq, Quad, and SLS are so-so.

Absolutely sad what they've done to Monte Carlo

When are they going to rip the dome off the center of Bellagio, and put a patio Starbucks up there, to bring it inline with MGM's new architecture look?