YESCO built the pair of illuminated showgirls that each stand 50 feet tall
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The City of Las Vegas’ new, 50-foot showgirls make their official debut tonight, lighting up at dusk.
Located at the corner of Main Street and Las Vegas Boulevard and built by YESCO signs, the historic company behind many of the city’s iconic neon installations, these new showgirls are twice as tall as the previous ones that were erected in 2018.
The new showgirls join the previously installed dice sculptures and sidewalk roulette table display to welcome visitors to Downtown Las Vegas.
According to the City of Las Vegas, the previous, 25-foot-tall showgirls are currently being refurbished because of weather damage. Once repaired, the old showgirls will be installed at Fourth Street and Las Vegas Boulevard in the Arts District this fall.
Some facts about the showgirls via The City of Las Vegas:
• Height: Each showgirl was 26 feet tall by 8 feet wide.
• Weight: Each showgirl weighed 3,250 pounds.
• The showgirls were internally illuminated with white LED modules.
• The headdresses were part of the graphic face and not separate.
• Height: Each showgirl is 50 feet tall by 15 feet wide.
• Weight: Each showgirl weighs 6,800 pounds.
• The showgirls are internally illuminated with white LED. The headdresses are lit with exposed full-color LED pucks designed to scintillate or twinkle.
• Each headdress is more than 5 feet tall and 6 feet wide. They were fabricated separately and were the last elements to be installed after the showgirls’ graphic panels were installed.