By Eli Segall | Las Vegas Review Journal
When Wynn Resorts scrapped its 38-acre lagoon project Wednesday, it wasn’t the first big idea to get tossed in Las Vegas’ real estate trash bin.
Southern Nevada has a long history of people pitching massive projects and never following through. Plans that came and went include Titanic- and London-themed resorts, condo towers, stadiums, sprawling housing developments and an air-inflated dome where patrons could fly around on helium balloons.
And lately, even as the economy gains speed, the tradition of announce-but-never-build has been as strong as ever.