Monday, December 27, 2010

A Good No-Sign For Aria?

Perhaps as a Christmas gift to good taste, prestigious architects, their own alleged high-class vision and this blog, look at what the MGM Resorts brain trust did over the weekend:

In case you haven't been following, this is what the same image looked like as of Dec. 19:

See that puzzling little star, the seeming beginnings of a hideous building wrap? It's gone!

I'd like to celebrate. I'd like to believe that someone over there suddenly scrounged up some respect for the artistic giants who designed that magnificent building. I'd like to think that maybe that little star was a multimillion-dollar version of when you or I slap a patch of paint on the wall to see how it looks.

Alas, I am not so trusting. In fact, I keep hearing MGM is about to wrap one of its resorts with an ad for a new TV show. Hopefully -- and I can't believe I'm saying this -- it's the Luxor. That would be regrettable, too, because the Luxor is the only other building they own that is distinctive and architecturally interesting. But they've already done it a few times there, so it's hard to get worked up about it.

[h/t to PanorAmy for the pix.]


Anonymous said...

That star sitting out there all by its lonesome bore an uncomfortable resemblance to the North Vietnamese flag. Whatever it was doing up there, I'm glad MGM took it the hell down.

David McKee

Anonymous said...

Thank God, and I mean THANK GOD it's gone! CityCenter deserves to never be wrapped. The fact that it was ALMOST is disgusting in itself.

Anonymous said...

Yay! Kudos to MGM for having the good taste to stop that blight in its tracks!