City to build observation deck for Las Vegas gateway sign

City to build observation deck for Las Vegas gateway sign

Article brief provided by Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • Ricardo Torres-Cortez, Las Vegas Review-Journal
September 22, 2022 10:41 PM
Updated: September 27, 2022 9:36 AM
  • Ricardo Torres-Cortez, Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • Nevada
  • Commercial Casinos

Like tourists who flock to the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, visitors who want to view or be photographed with the mammoth Gateway Arches in the north Strip as their backdrop will soon have the opportunity to do so without fear of being hit by a car.

That’s because the city of Las Vegas on Wednesday approved an agreement with the operators of the Strat to build a pedestrian viewing deck along a Las Vegas Boulevard sidewalk.

The deal calls for the acquisition of land from the Strat’s parent company needed to construct the deck, which Las Vegas officials hope will open shortly before New Year’s Eve, said city spokesman Jace Radke, adding that the project will cost about $200,000.