The name Fremont Street Experience was given to the revival of the entertainment district at Las Vegas downtown, has continued to enjoy significant development.
In honor of the efforts on the ground, and to display one of the most expected projects, this New Year’s Eve celebration in Sin City is going to consist of more than just the usual festivities and fireworks. The period will also be used as the perfect time to unveil a new Viva Vision canopy.
Viva Vision sits comfortably on 130 square feet in space and 1,500-foot piece of real estate. It comes with video display believed to be the largest in the world. It towers over Fremont, 90 feet above the heads of pedestrians, and has gone through several renovations estimated to be in the region of $32 million. It is actually the first time the display would be renovated in 15 years as it was already losing its shine.
In 2020, the canopy will celebrate its 25th anniversary, so it will be the perfect time to launch and commemorate the occasion. It will come with more than 50 million LED lights – which is believed to be four times higher than what the previous display could hold. According to the city, the display will be made to be four times sharper, and seven times brighter and will permit shows to be shown even when the unforgiving Vegas sun is beating down on guests.
According to Calvin Ayre, Vegas signed a deal with Watchfire Signs from Illinois to create the digital screens. To make the masterpiece they used more than 1,054 subframes, which comes with 64 modules each. The subframes were made to be placed in specific places on Viva Vision. This is the same way you will piece a jigsaw puzzle together.
This means that they had to ensure each piece was delivered in a well-thought-out fashion to make sure the canopy was completed without issues. The company made a time-lapse video for people who are interested in watching how they built the edifice.
CEO and president of Watchfire, Steve Harriott had this to say on blog post,
“We had to get very creative to develop a unique product that met all the distinctive needs for Fremont Street, including trimmable modules that fit the canopy’s shape and can handle the extreme desert conditions. Interest in this product has been very high and we’re looking forward to using it for other projects.”
Las Vegas seeks to add a new infusion of energy to the city and has various projects in the works. There is even a likely subterranean transportation system. Although the project still exists on paper, other projects that are moving ahead at full steam.
Circa Resort and Casino, which is being built by Derek Stevens, is halfway done as regards construction. The project which costs $1-billion, is expected to be unveiled before the end of next year. When it is launched, it’ll become the first completely new casino resort in Vegas in the past 40 years.