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How to deal with rooms 32-135? Mandalay Bay after the Vegas massacre: A quandary for Mandalay Bay resorts
The now infamous Las Vegas resort complex, in which a 64-year-old pensioner staged the most deadly shoot-out in US contemporary comedy? This is the tough choice that Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino made a weekend after Stephen Paddock opened fire on a lot at an open-air show in room 135 on the thirty-twoth ird story of the resort, where he killed 58 people and injured more than 500.
This is a particularly challenging task for a Las Vegas resort, a place where guests can get away from the daily grind and challenges of the city. A number of specialists have proposed that the building could consider a seal of room 32-135 or even the whole storey in order not to become a target for gazers intrigued by its ghoulish story.
Officers faced with similar choices in colleges, church and other places where executions have taken place in recent years have gone in different directions. What is more, there is no doubt that this is the case. Others, such as the San Bernardino Parish Center in California, where a man and a woman murdered 14 in December 2015, have been inaugurated.
In Orlando, Florida, the night club Pulses, where a shooter shot 49 in June 2016, will remain shut down and the proprietor is planning to turn it into a monument. The Sandy Hook Primary School in Connecticut, where 20 kids and six grown-ups were murdered in 2012, was torn down and reconstructed four years later. One Mandalay Bay spokesperson refused to give any comments on his plan.
However, it seemed most unlikely that the apartment would just be reopened, as if nothing had been done there on October 1. "I wouldn't want to remain in this room," said Randy Dockery, a North Carolina resident, at a temporary monument to the victim in a small meadow along the Las Vegas Strip.
A number of specialists proposed that Mandalay Bay should build a monument somewhere in the hospital, either permanently or temporarily, and organize a fundraising campaign for the people and their family. "Hopefully, by turning some room into something that honors the sacrifice, the people were able to heal and actually do something good," said Kim Miller, chairman of Florida-based Ink Link Md.