The "electronic lightship" is essentially a blimp with a2,100-sf lighted electronic screen. Utilizing an array of lightemitting diodes, the lightship features a 70-foot by 30-foot aerialtelevision screen that can broadcast a multitude of media from livetelevision and streaming video, to web sites and static images.


Such a display might have been less remarkable when Vegasdevelopers were pulling out all the stops--before the credit crunchand other economic problems put the brakes on development in LasVegas and elsewhere. Now, however, it underscores how M Resort isone of the projects that remain on track, according to itsdevelopers.


As reported earlier this month, M Resort, Spa andCasino is fullyfunded and on track for its early 2009 debut despite thetroubles that have plagued other developments. Anthony Marnell III,the developer, told recently that all necessaryfinancing and fixed-price construction contracts have been in placesince the start of construction of the project, for which atopping-out ceremony was held recently.

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