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Fremont Street Experience getting $30M Facelift

LAS VEGAS - The Fremont Street Experience will be getting some new upgrades.

LVCVA approved a large-scale renovation to downtown Las Vegas. The $30 million project will completely renovate the Fremont Street Experience.

Approximately $9.5 million of that money will go into renovating the 1,500-foot long video canopy attraction. This is the first time it'll be renovated in 14 years.

The city plans to add four-times the number of LED screens on the canopy, making it seven times brighter so that the video display can run 24-7.

They're also working on putting solar panels on top of the canopy so it will use 100 percent renewable energy.

"We're working on ideas for solar top panels on the canopy and I would love to be able to subsidize the electric, power consumption with solar energy because it is absolutely the way of today and the future," said CEO Patrick Hughes, Fremont Street Experience.

The revamp will also offer a smart phone App called "The Key."

This will allow visitors to post messages that will be on the canopy. They will also be able to vote on what music they want played.

The $30 million project will be split three ways between the LVCVA, the city, and the Fremont Street Experience.

The renovations will take place over 14 months.


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