Shimmering showgirl signs make their downtown debut

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The towering new showgirls were created by Yesco, the company behind a number of Las Vegas' most iconic signs.
The towering new showgirls were created by Yesco, the company behind a number of Las Vegas' most iconic signs. Photo Credit: City of Las Vegas

While traditional showgirls have all but disappeared from Las Vegas stages, they are now memorialized with two new lighted, 50-foot structures downtown.

Installed and lit for the first time last month at Main Street and Las Vegas Boulevard, the new signs are double the height of the previous showgirl icons installed in 2018. Previously installed dice sculptures and a sidewalk roulette table also welcome visitors to downtown Las Vegas.

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Each of the new showgirl signs weighs 6,800 pounds. White LEDs illuminate them. Exposed full-color twinkling LEDs shine on the headdresses, which are more than five feet tall and six feet wide.

Yesco, the company behind many of the city's most iconic signs, joined forces with city of Las Vegas to create and produce the showgirls, which light up each night.

"Over the decades, Yesco has created some of the most notable signs in Las Vegas, with other recent examples including downtown's Gateway Arches and signage at the Circa Resort & Casino," mayor Carolyn Goodman said. "These gorgeous signs will continue to elevate Las Vegas' image as a world-class travel destination beloved by people around the globe."

The older, 25-foot-tall showgirl signs, which are being refurbished, are scheduled to be placed at Fourth Street and Las Vegas Boulevard this fall.

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