Monday, July 17, 2006
The Wynn is the latest casino to be built in Las Vegas.
The resort has on display much of Wynn's considerable art collection. The centerpiece of the collection is Le Rêve, the Pablo Picasso portrait that was the working name of the resort project. Wynn reportedly purchased the painting for $42 million, one of the highest prices ever paid for a Picasso.
Built at a cost of US$2.7 billion, it was the largest privately funded construction project in the nation.
An ad on tv shows him on the roof at the uppermost tip. He says that this is the first building he would sign his name to. At the end of the ad he says, "Can someone let me down please".