Six in the morning and a crew of men have already been working at the Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas before the sun rose for the day.
“It is a good thing you came today,” said Jason Parker, of Vision Sign, Inc., as we made the journey up dozens of stairs to the top of the tower to see what a typical day was like for the crew.
Rain was in the forecast for the next day, but the crews working at the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas were prepared to work rain, wind or shine. They were nearing the end of their deadline to finish the project.
Walking on the Las Vegas Strip, you may have never noticed them but the Vision Sign, Inc. team has been harnessed to the sides of the tower, hundreds of feet above ground since December.
More than a dozen men have braved freezing cold days and nights to update the lights on the tower.
“It is a way to continue to reinvent the Las Vegas skyline,” said Jared Rapier, Vice President of Hospitality Marketing at Caesars Entertainment.
We made our way up the stairs of the Eiffel Tower as crews worked on the new lighting system which included more than 386 colored LED lights and 800 strobe lights.
“We will have the ability to make it sparkle like the real-world Eiffel Tower,” said Rapier. “We will also have the ability to light certain sections of the Eiffel Tower in different colors.”
Carrying bags of equipment, we watched as the crew maneuvered through the steel structure harnessed to various sections. It was a few days before Valentine’s Day and they were preparing to turn the tower red, the first of many themed displays guests could enjoy for holidays and other special events.
“People are no longer collecting shot glasses when they travel rather they’re capturing moments,” said Rapier.
The dazzling display is the latest must-see destination on the Las Vegas Strip.