Fremont Street canopy gets a facelift in time for New Years Eve festivities

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas has gotten a major makeover. The Viva Vision Canopy LED panels on Fremont Street came down and are being replaced with new ones.

The Viva Vision Canopy is set to be the world’s largest LED screen and it will be completed Thursday. The screen is seven times brighter than the old screen and has four times the resolution.

The Fremont Street Experience says the high-resolution graphics will be unveiled on New Year’s Eve.

“The most impressive feature of the new screen is that we can turn this thing on now 24/7. Whereas before, we could only turn it on 4 to 5 hours at night. Now, as you can see, behind us, first thing in the morning it’s on,” said Patrick Hughes, President & CEO, Fremont Street Experience.

The $32-million dollar makeover on the 15-year-old canopy started six months ago.

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