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Breaking: Paris Didn't Paint The Balloon!

By Chuckmonster on Thursday, 5th January 2012 3:53pm
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Could it be? Did Paris FINALLY give their faded balloon the paint job the public has been requesting for the last five years? JohnH scouts from the strip that they very well may have. You be the judge:

Paris Balloon

Hard to tell... if I remember correctly the south side (opposite of this) was primarily affected by the effects of sun bleaching.

Update: John sent in another photo of the other side. No paint.

Paris Balloon

Viva la France!



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Now if they could only renovate a room according to that pesky fire code.

Oh noooo... they'll fill in the fountains on the driveway to make a nice... planter... or something... but unless the Sugar factory wants to put a restaurant up there (or turn it into a giant lollipop... shudder...) it's just part of the "theme" and not worth the effort!

Well it looks nicer. I have been there when the screen under the sign has been gone. I am still ticked about them gettign rid of the fountain to put up the useless Sugar Factory though.

LOL at people thinking that Caesar's would actually paint the balloon.

How exactly do you paint the thing without taking it apart?

It was all smoke and mirrors. The balloon is still a faded piece of poo.

Tim's right. I asked around, and it hasn't been painted. (Actually, touching it up involves replacing the panels.) Funds for updating the panels have been requested, but no idea if it's going to happen. Related: I miss the fountain, too. The video screens are now installed. I think the balloon still looks nice, but it looks best at night.

Update! I just heard the fabric panels are scheduled to be replaced this summer. And all was right with the world.

They took out the fountain? What a bunch of fuckers.



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