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Las Vegas hotel to renumber the floors next massacre

Tourists look at the broken windows at the Mandalay Bay hotel where shooter Stephen Paddock performed his mass shooting along the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nev., October 4, 2017. The hotel will be renumbering the floors, a report said Thursday.

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The Mandalay Bay hotel and casino in Las Vegas will be renumbering the floors, effectively erasing the 32nd floor.

That is the ground of gunner Stephen Paddock started with an Oct. 1 massacre that left 58 concertgoers dead and hundreds of other people injured.

Floors 31-34 will be changed in 56-59, later this month, MGM Resorts, told the Los Angeles Times.

Last year, the company said room 32-135 where Paddock opened fire would never again be available for the guests, the paper reported.

The floor wing of the mass-shooter-suite is still closed, the company told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Mandalay Bay has only 43 floors, but the upper four floors are numbered 60-63.

A representative told the Times that the floors 31-34 “to better align with the already numbered floors” at the top of the hotel.

“What MGM wants to do is move the tragedy, and customer service without ignoring it, but without the attention to the” Michael McCall, a hospitality professor at Michigan State University, told the Review-Journal. “You don’t want (the 32nd floor) to a morbid tourist site.”

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