When the Tropicana announced its remodel a couple years ago, one rumor going around was that they were going to remove the iconic Tiffany ceiling (pictured above) that sits over the casino pit. Thankfully after some protest, they decided to keep the ceiling, albeit with toned down lighting.
Today an article posted by the Las Vegas Review Journal detailed that as part of the new retail mall they are building in front of the property, the third story needs to be built on top of the current casino. For some unmentioned reason, this means that the Tiffany ceiling will in fact be removed.
I understand that the Tropicana needs to change and adapt to the times, and I was initially in favor of it his project as a way to increase foot traffic. However, that ceiling is really the only show stopping piece inside the casino. It would be a shame to see it go.
I suppose it doesn’t matter. What’s been going on downtown has been more interesting to me than the strip anyway. Every strip property is installing shopping malls and pharmacies while downtown is interested in creating a fun gaming experience with cool bars.
Tropicana has been one of my favorite places on the strip since the remodel, but the Vegas historian in me is appalled to see the ceiling go. Hopefully they will change their mind for a second time, but I sincerely doubt it.