The city of Las Vegas says it will be illuminating its new gateway arches to mark their official arrival Wednesday night.
Construction on the archway, located on Las Vegas Boulevard near St. Louis Avenue, began in March.
The 80-foot-tall arches were designed by Selbert Perkins Design and installed by YESCO, which operates the “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign on the south end of the Strip.
“Las Vegas is known worldwide as the getaway for the best in entertainment, fun, dining and convention business,” Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman said in a statement. “What better way to invite everyone into historic downtown than by passing through this massive new archway into the heart of a revitalized Las Vegas.”
The project was projected to cost $6.5 million. The arches will be illuminated every day, beginning at dusk, according to the city. The first lighting will take place around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Tonight we will illuminate our Gateway Arches ✨— City of Las Vegas (@CityOfLasVegas) November 18, 2020
The archway marks the official arrival into the city & #DTLV: https://t.co/lo4qR3uyA2
Located on Las Vegas Blvd. between St. Louis & Bob Stupak avenues, the arches were designed by Selbert Perkins Design & fabricated by YESCO. pic.twitter.com/gz6hbHEM7s