The Ruins of Las Vegas

Photographers Spencer Platt and Ethan Miller document the fall of Las Vegas -- from abandoned McMansions to stalled, half-completed hotels [Slideshow].
October 29, 2010, 10am PDT | Michael Dudley
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Huffington Post illustrates the sorry state of Las Vegas' economy with a graphic slideshow filled with derelict properties and people hit hard by the recession.

"With an economy tied to consumer spending and the housing industry, Sin City region has gone from one of America's bright spots to one of its most troubled. The Las Vegas area is among the most economically stressed in the country, according to the Associated Press's monthly ranking...Factoring in the underemployed and those who have given up looking for work, Nevada's true unemployment rate may be 20 percent, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

In the state's flagship city, however, the housing boom and job crisis have created more than a few veritable ghost towns and have stalled large developments on the Las Vegas Strip."

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Published on Thursday, October 28, 2010 in Huffington Post
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