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Carl Icahn

Never finished Fontainebleau on Vegas Strip to be covered up

The nearly built but never finished Fontainebleau casino-hotel high-rise is getting covered up to spruce up the view on the Las Vegas Strip.

A Clark County commissioner turned a relatively routine request for an off-site improvement bond extension into an opportunity to compel the property's owner to cover up part of the unsightly construction site that has been visible for several years, rising 63-stories above the Strip.

"I'm trying to at least beautify," said Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani (joon-kihl-ee-AH'-nee). The focus of the latest fix "is really that gaping hole that faces Las Vegas Boulevard."

Construction on the 3,900-room property...