Established in 1905, Fremont Street is where Las Vegas began.
Fremont Street has been the setting for many movies and television
shows, including Casino,
The Las Vegas Story,
Diamonds are Forever (James Bond),
Honey, I Blew Up The Baby,
grand finale for The Stand,
Best of the Best,
Crime Story ,
U2's I Still
Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, and commercials for Mercedes-Benz and Mountain Dew among many others.
Ten hotel/casinos are located on Fremont Street Experience.
The Fremont Street Experience has
created an entirely new environment
for Fremont Street, while enhancing
what the street already offers today --
world-class gaming in a friendly
Fremont Street has been transformed
into a "people place" offering a unique
blend of urban theater, shopping and
a one-of-a-kind Light and Sound
The Space Frame, rising 90 feet in
height and stretching almost 1,400 feet
along Fremont Street from Main
Street to Fourth Street, has created a
spectacular foyer for the existing
resorts. Holding the space frame aloft
are 16 columns, each weighing 26,000
pounds and capable of bearing 400,000
pounds, and 43,000 struts.
The space frame is the venue for the
Light and Sound Show. Set into the
inner surface of the space frame are
nearly 12.5 million LED's. Within the
space frame are 208 speakers capable of
producing 550,000 watts of sound. Thirty-two
computers generate animated images
perfectly syncopated to sound.
The Light and Sound Show is
presented nightly on the hour from dusk until midnight.
The Pedestrian Mall was created when
Fremont Street was closed
permanently to vehicular traffic,
making it the sole domain of people.
The asphalt has been replaced by
landscaping and patterned paving
forming winding paths that encourage
visitors to stroll through this unique
When the Light and Sound Show is
not being presented, music will play
over the sound system.
The mall is staffed by crews of security
and maintenance personnel, who will
help make each visit to Fremont Street
Experience more enjoyable.
The Parking Plaza at the eastern end of
Fremont Street, is a 1,400-space
parking structure built to
accommodate the increase in visitors
Jon Jerde, an acclaimed architect
whose other work includes Horton
Plaza in San Diego, "Metropolis" in
Times Square, New York City, and City
Walk at Universal Studios, Calif.
$70 million initial investment - $17 million upgrade in 2004
The project is a joint partnership
between the Fremont Street
Experience Company--which is
owned by the collection of downtown
hotel/casino operators, the City of Las
Vegas, and the Las Vegas Convention
and Visitors Authority.
Construction Time Line
Construction began in September 1994.
The project was completed and open to the public in December, 1995.
Fremont Street Experience Officials
- Joe Schillaci, Chairman of the Board of Managers
- Jeff Victor, President
Fremont Street Experience Limited Liability Company
Comprising the eight owners of 10
downtown properties, the FSELLC is a
private entity responsible for
financing, developing and managing
the Fremont Street Experience.
Fremont Street Experience Member Properties
Fremont Street Experience Development Team
- Atlandia Design-- Owner's Representative
- The Jerde Partnership-- Project Designer
- Marnell Corrao Associates-- Construction Manager
- Railton & Associates--- Designer of the Holiday and New Year's Eve Light
and Sound Show
- David Steinberg and Earshot Music Productions-- The Light & Sound
Show Music Composer and Arranger
- The Baer Animation Company, Inc.--- Designer of the Americana Light
and Sound Show
- Young Electric Sign Company--- Design and development of the
graphic display system
Information provided by the Fremont Street Experience
- Las Vegas (1995)