Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Las Vegas' MSG Sphere Breaks Ground

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Comment | More

Officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking late last month for the Madison Square Garden Sphere, touted as the future of live performance space, slated for Las Vegas.

A collaboration between developers Madison Square Garden Company and Las Vegas Sands Corp., along with designs from Populous and an undisclosed budget, have paved the way for the high-tech project.

The Sphere

The technology behind the 350-foot-tall, 500-feet-in-diameter sphere was originally unveiled in February.

Madison Square Garden Company

Officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking late last month for the Madison Square Garden Sphere, touted as the future of live performance space, slated for Las Vegas.

“The portrayal you see behind me is accurate,” said Rob Goldstein, president and chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “It’s that good. It’s that big. It’s that seductive, and I think it’s going to be a major success.”

Officials touted “beamformed” technology for the sound transmission—enabled by thousands of tiny speakers embedded into the venue walls—that will give the same sound clarity for people in the back as the people in the front.

The sphere’s interior will have a digital display plane of a 170,000 square feet, and its exterior counterpart, wrapped in an open-air trellis structure, will hold 580,000 square feet of programmable surface.

Gov. Brian Sandoval touted some other numbers at the groundbreaking, including the estimated 3,500 construction jobs and 4,400 permanent jobs at the site. Once the sphere is complete (slated for 2021), it is expected to bring $730 million in annual economic impact and $48 million in estimated tax revenue.

   

Tagged categories: Color + Design; Commercial Construction; North America; Ongoing projects

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.


Advertisements
 
SAFE Systems, Inc.

 
NLB Corporation

 
DeFelsko Corporation

 
ABKaelin, LLC

 
WEFTEC Show

 
Sidewinder/Persyst Enterprises, Inc.

 
Modern Safety Techniques

 
HoldTight Solutions Inc.

 
RCG America

 
Fischer Technology Inc.

 
 
 

Technology Publishing Co., 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 2008, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL webmaster@paintsquare.com


The Technology Publishing Network

PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms & Conditions   |   Support   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us