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New Gateway Sign To Downtown To Debut

The new gateway sign to downtown Las Vegas, at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Main Street, makes its debut Tuesday night. 

The Las Vegas Sun reports that the sign features two showgirl likenesses, 20 feet tall and elevated another 6 feet off the ground.

They stand behind a 12-foot-tall, 22-foot-wide Las Vegas color-changing LED sign. 

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The sign will be protected by steel bollards, which are being installed in part because the last sign – a small version of the famous ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign – was destroyed in a car accident in 2016. 

The project cost $400,000 and was paid for through the city’s general fund.  

Another landmark sign, a double-arching sign to be located closer to Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard, is also in the works and expected to be complete by the end of the year, according to Mayor Carolyn Goodman.