What's going on with the Golden Nugget?

We went on an Architecture Tour given by our good friend, Mary Margaret Stratton and the Atomic Age Alliance last Friday.  The double decker bus was filled with folks who love mid-century architecture and signage.  One of the stops was downtown Fremont Street where we took a short walking tour.  Imagine our surprise when we noticed construction at the Golden Nugget.

After much asking around, we have decided to offer a free Classic Las Vegas tee-shirt to the first reader who can acurately tell us why the western bullnose of the Golden Nugget is down and there is a fence around the western corner.


Thanks to Allen Sandquist (RoadsidePictures) for letting us use this picture.