As We See It

[The Backstory]

Christmas in September at Lucky Dragon?

The PENTA Building Group hosted a topping off ceremony to celebrate the placement of the final concrete at the Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino Construction Site in Las Vegas, Nev. on September 11, 2015. As part of the ceremony, a ceremonial tree was placed on top of the concrete structural element and hoisted by crane into its final position.
Photo: Mikayla Whitmore

Lucky Dragon Hotel-Casino Site | Near Sahara Avenue and the Strip | September 11, 2015 | 11 a.m.

Lucky Dragon Casino Topping Off Ceremony

A faint chill is starting to overtake the heat of summer, grocery stores are putting out holiday decorations months in advance and people are already breaking out their knit sweaters. On a steamy afternoon, however, I did not expect to see a whimsical tree hovering in the sky. The Penta Building Group hosted a special “topping off” ceremony to celebrate a milestone on the Lucky Dragon’s outer structure. For a brief moment, I thought I saw the Grinch atop his mountain north of Whoville, but it was just a proud worker tethered to the roof awaiting the tree’s arrival. The crowd of workers didn’t bust out into carols, but suddenly I realized I only have 98 days left for my Christmas shopping!

Photo of Mikayla Whitmore

Mikayla Whitmore

Get more Mikayla Whitmore
  • The sex educator and owner of Detroit's Spectrum boutique brings her humor and expertise to AVN.

  • “Compared to my Ohio life, people are more positive here, more responsive to literary things.”

  • “We break down all the barriers that led them to become homeless, so they can become self-sufficient and sustain on their own.”

  • Get More As We See It Stories
Top of Story