Okay, all sorts of updates for today.
First off, some new construction photos from Brian Fey - Encore, Palazzo, etc.. - these are really coming together!
http://www.ratevegas.com/photo/gallery/brianfey - Thanks Brian!!
One photo that got special mention is this Encore shot:
People have been asking what this is.... Well, the plans I saw put the garden area right in that space - this looks to me like an advanced watering system. My guess is that these gardens are special - some kind of 'hook' or feature built into this attraction to make this more interesting than plants in the (fake) ground.
[Ed: Looks like this was even more basic than what we thought. Since we posted this I've been asking around and it sounds like this is based off the data network for the slot machines in the casino portion. Apparently the added casino space has encroached on the garden area and that explains the location... So - more casino, less garden = no story.]
[Ed (again): Looks like VT&T confirms this.]
MGM Grand wants to build another convention center adjacent to their existing facility.
Trump Las Vegas wants to change their floor numbering. This one is funny since it shows how these numbers are totally manipulated for marketing purposes.
Fun with parking at the Cosmo site.
Las Vegas Sands wants to add a pedestrian bridge to the back side of the Sands Expo Center.