Wynn Makes a Pyramid Look Like a Lego Toy?

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August 19, 2005 at 12:00 PM | by | ()

Wired magazine ran a piece on the Emperor and his "eponymous hotel-casino."

So how is Steve Wynn these days?

Wired says:

Mostly, though, he's defensive -- and very annoyed. His new creation was received by some travel writers and architectural critics not with the awe they greeted his Mirage in 1989 and Bellagio in 1998 but with questions about why it cost a record-breaking $2.7 billion and with mocking of Wynn's over-the-top boasts that this resort is the most complex structure ever built.

Wynn shrieked:

"The engineering and the coordination of putting those two things together -- the tower and the mountain -- make a pyramid of Egypt look like a Lego toy! A Lego toy!"

Hmm. Let's see. It is the year 2005 and you can't even get WiFi into your "eponymous hotel-casino".

Yes, yes, the HDTV is spectacular, and the RFID chips are way cool, the VOIP phones, may be useful someday. However, can you really compare the Wynn to one of the seven wonders of the world?

The pool is gorgeous, but the hotel is average. Sure everything is brand new, but how long does that last? We gotta get a taste of that "Sugar & Ice" ice cream Wynn was eating during this interview--it obviously gives you a larger than life sugar high.

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