I was reading on line that outside of the City Center and one other site (Cosmopolitan?) all other large scale hotel construction has come to a complete halt and may be 2-3 years from restarting if at all.
It is easy to say what if, but you have to wonder if Boyd's isn't shooting themselves over tearing down the Stardust now . The hotel was still in very good condition and in a pretty decent location and could have at least been genernating revenue where as now nothing but a shell of a possible hotel sits. Also the loss of the Westward Ho and the New Fronteir. While neither were 4 store places, you have to think something is better then nothing.
To me a good economic person in the company should have seen what was coming. To me the City Center deal alone would have made me very suspect of building anything new till how I saw how the City Center did.
Again it is easy to look back, but you have to wonder how different vegas would be if "greed" wouldn't have ran so rampet.