Las Vegas Convention Center officials revealed plans this week for an $860 million expansion project that will extend the convention center to the Vegas strip, and include a ribbon roof and replicas of the iconic Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign.
The expansion is part of a $1.4 billion project that also includes the renovation of the exhibit halls, the Associated Press reported this week. A law that authorized an increase in the city’s hotel room tax paid to help pay for a new stadium to lure the Oakland Raiders to Vegas also will help pay for the convention center project, the AP reported.
An overhaul of the exhibition spaces is expected to be completed by January 2021, in time for the annual Consumer Electronics Show. The entire project is slated to be completed in 2023.
Renderings released on Monday show replicas of the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign and marquee of the Stardust Hotel hanging in the atrium.
Las Vegas hosted more than 6.6 million convention goers last year.
Robert Svedberg, principal for Atlanta-based TVS Design, which is heading up the Design Las Vegas team working on the project, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that designers are also planning on future installation of an outdoor people mover to transport convention attendees across the far-flung parts of the convention center campus.
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