FleaStiff
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January 23rd, 2018 at 12:22:31 PM permalink
Fire department insists on high clearance for those things so they can buy newer equipment and not have to worry but they do allow them since its profitable,

If they go People Movers I hope they are FAST no one really likes those slow moving things. Even old geezers like me want to get there rather than creep along.

Since casinos pay the taxes, they usually get what they want.
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January 23rd, 2018 at 5:12:00 PM permalink
Minneapolis has an entire skyway system downtown, probably at least partially public funded, between many private buildings.

A vegas skyway would make a lot of sense over LVB. Seems like they have a very high incidence of ped/vehicle accidents there.
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MrV
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January 23rd, 2018 at 5:20:14 PM permalink
Would be more sensible to have it UNDERground, not aboveground.

Like the old school Underground Atlanta, or the way Montreal has an underground city.

During the heat of summer and underground walkway would be cooler, especially if the aboveground one is open to the air and sun.
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onenickelmiracle
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January 23rd, 2018 at 6:13:46 PM permalink
I always wished casinos had trains with couches to sit on instead of just lines, or a waiting area with a take a number system. The problem with a train would be getting it to work for wheel chairs. Otherwise people movers are great. Knowing casinos, they only go in and not out.
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January 23rd, 2018 at 8:27:18 PM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

I always wished casinos had trains with couches to sit on instead of just lines, or a waiting area with a take a number system. The problem with a train would be getting it to work for wheel chairs. Otherwise people movers are great. Knowing casinos, they only go in and not out.



I don't know the history of the monorail installation. But u have to think they went thru the same process then. What would have made sense would be to bore a tunnel directly under LVB with stops every block, similar to the ATL subway. Escalators up to the surface on both sides of LVB. Feels extremely safe to use.

Must be that much more expensive to bore underground than build a track above ground.

Perhaps it also has to do with substructure of buildings, vaults, electric and sewer.

Might also be fault lines in that area. Perhaps too vulnerable to quakes.
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Ayecarumba
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January 23rd, 2018 at 9:31:16 PM permalink
I think subsurface water is more of an issue than fault lines. There is a reason Las Vegas is located where it is. Despite hundreds of miles of desert around it, water flows there when it rains. Remember the cars floating in the parking garage at Caesars?

Also, tunnels are way, way more expensive than bridges.
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January 23rd, 2018 at 9:40:52 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

I don't know the history of the monorail installation. But u have to think they went thru the same process then. What would have made sense would be to bore a tunnel directly under LVB with stops every block, similar to the ATL subway. Escalators up to the surface on both sides of LVB. Feels extremely safe to use.

Must be that much more expensive to bore underground than build a track above ground.

Perhaps it also has to do with substructure of buildings, vaults, electric and sewer.

Might also be fault lines in that area. Perhaps too vulnerable to quakes.



As you know, they consider all options.

I'm curious where all the water comes from for Las Vegas. I once read Lake Mead but that didn't make much since to me. Mr. Wynn will need a building permit etc. but like someone said, no one dare oppose such a project. So, in summary, we have the new Wynn Palace in Macau, the new Wynn Boston under construction, the new Wynn West being drawn, the new "tower" behind Encore/Wynn and the lagoon. I hope I have all this energy when I'm in my 70's like Mr. Wynn seems to. He was quoted as saying "hotel rooms have a 50-60 percent profit margin". I'm not sure of the room comp policy at the various properties, but the retail price for a room is five star. Is it a house of cards which could come crumbling down?

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