Hard Times Hit Las Vegas

Hard Times Hit Las Vegas
Benjamin Lowy / VII Network for TIME

After two decades as the fastest-growing city in the U.S., Las Vegas has seen its growth spurt go flat. Portions of the once glorious Strip are now dotted with steel and concrete shells, like the $2.9 billion Fontainebleau, above, where construction has been halted as the developer and bank lenders attempt to refinance their project.

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