Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Vdara Death Ray

A story has been making the rounds about the pool area at Vdara being exceptionally hot. It appears that the sun has a way of reflecting off the curved building and converging directly onto the pool area, causing temperatures to soar 20 degrees above normal. The buildings architects foresaw this problem somewhat and coated the glass with a film that was supposed to disperse the sun, but apparently this isn't doing the trick. The sun can routinely melt plastic bags and cups around the pool area. The hotel is planning on installing more sun umbrellas and planting some trees, but it is unclear weather this will be enough to protect visitors from what is being called the "Vdara Death Ray." I'm guessing with fall on its way there won't be many complaints for the next six months or so, but it will be interesting to see if this phenomenon remains when triple digit temps hit next summer.