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Fremont Street video canopy getting $32 million upgrade

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Julie Jacobson/ AP In this March 22, 2012, photo, travelers enjoy the canopy light show at the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas.

Monday, Aug. 13, 2018|11:52 a.m.

. A $ 32 million upgrade of the Fremont Street Experience will make one of downtown Las Vegas’ biggest attractions brighter than ever.

The upgrade will make the Viva Vision video canopy 7 times brighter and permit the LED display screen to operate 24 hours a day.

Covering 4 blocks, the electronic canopy is one of the largest video screens worldwide. It consists of 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt, concert-quality stereo.

The project is a partnership in between the Fremont Street Experience, the city of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Conventions and Visitors Authority. It will start in February and is arranged for conclusion before New Year’s Eve 2019.

” With Fremont Street Experience bring in more than 23 million visitors a year, we’re truly eagerly anticipating seeing the brand-new energy this gives downtown Las Vegas and the positive impact it will have on the entire community,” stated Patrick Hughes, president and ceo of the Fremont Street Experience.

The canopy will also be integrating brand-new digital content and interactive aspects, such as The Key, an app that will enable visitors to post personalized messages on the screen and elect the next song or video to be played.

Fremont Street canopy program need to be round-the-clock draw, leaders state

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Steve Marcus A live feed of the New Year’s event in New York City is displayed on the Viva Vision canopy over the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017.

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018|2 a.m.

. The Viva Vision light program above the Fremont Street Experience might become more than a popular nighttime attraction. If city leaders have their method, those regular nighttime programs on the video canopy will take place all the time.

Las Vegas will request a $9.5 million grant from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority at today’s city council conference for upgrading the video canopy. The proposition would allow for a 24-hour destination.

The proposition calls for the city, LVCVA and Fremont Street Experience to collaborate on the 1,500-foot long, 90-foot broad video screen that is suspended 90 feet above the pedestrian shopping center.

“We want to make the Viva Vision canopy upgraded so you can see it 24/7 instead of actually just being able to see it at night,” Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman stated. “Whatever in innovation keeps getting better.”

Goodman stated preliminary strategies call for the capability for visitors to take part with the video canopy, including with their smartphones. It might be finished by the start of 2020.

“It actually is unique, an one-of-a-kind worldwide and we’re so fired up, and it brings people downtown,” Goodman said. “We’re seeking to update the whole system.”

The enhancements– which could include modifications to the 12.5 million LED lights and 550,000-watt sound system– are meant to bring more visitors to downtown, said Patrick Hughes, president and CEO of Fremont Street Experience.

“We’re wanting to take what is now one-dimensional and produce a new, floor-to-ceiling, interactive experience that will separate us from the rest of the world,” Hughes said. “Ultimately, the goal is to go beyond the expectations of visitors in downtown Las Vegas and supply the best possible experience with continuously live entertainment and first-rate video gaming and dining.”