The sale of the Fontainebleau finally happening got me thinking about the history of that property, which made for a decent Green Felt Journal:
The Fontainebleau’s construction began in 2007 and stopped amid the recession in 2009. As with the Marc Antony and Countryland USA projects, lack of financing was the culprit. But the scale of its failure reveals much about how Las Vegas’ ambitions and potential for disaster have grown.
My perspective came to be that the Fontainebleau’s fizzle wasn’t an anomaly for that site–a successful development would be. You can read why by clicking through.