Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas: a $70 Million Light Show Canopy
Since opening in December 1995, the much-anticipated Fremont Street Experience has "turned up the wattage" in downtown Las Vegas every night with spectacular computer generated Light and Sound shows.
The components of the Fremont Street Experience Light and Sound show constitute a modern technological and engineering marvel, the only one of its kind found anywhere in the world. The space frame towers 90 feet above a four-block section of Fremont Street and serves as a display system for the shows. The canopy houses 2.1 million lights, capable of producing millions of color combinations and 540,000 watts of concert-quality sound.
The shows are run by 36 computers and are accompanied by 218 speakers. In addition, the canopy houses 180 computer-programmed high-intensity strobe lights, 64 variable color lighting fixtures, and eight robotics mirrors per block that pan and tilt to reflect light, all of which aid in the miraculous display of each six minute Light and Sound show presentation.