5 Fun Facts about Las Vegas for Autodesk University 2023
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Turning the Las Vegas Strip into an F1 Racetrack
The end of Autodesk University will be followed by three intense days at the Las Vegas Strip with the inaugural Formula 1 Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix.
“The most aggressive programs of construction and design”, says Terry Miller, project manager for the Las Vegas Grand Prix. A project that requires repaving streets, building temporary bridges and grandstands, and completing a $480 million building.
The Paris Hotel's Eiffel Tower was supposed to be to scale
The replica of the iconic French Eiffel Tower is half the size of the real one for a reason. As the height of the structure would have been a danger to planes flying in and out of nearby McCarran International Airport, the original developers reduced the size of the structure.
The architect, Joel Bergman, designed Paris Las Vegas and consulted Gustave Eiffel’s blueprints for the original Eiffel Tower.
And talking about replicas, did you know that the Luxor’s sphinx is bigger than the original in Egypt?
Over 50 Wedding chapels on or near Las Vegas Strip
TripAdvisor has a list filled with 52 wedding chapels ranked by users. From their suggestion, we would recommend you the Chapel of the Flowers. It is the Top-Rated Wedding Venue in Las Vegas that accounts for five on-site chapel options, for all tastes. According to TripAdvisor, the traditional chapel has been providing services for nearly 60 years.
And when it comes to traditions, you could also go to the World’s First Elvis Themed Wedding, the Graceland Chapel. This Las Vegas Wedding Chapel is lasting for over 80 years in the city.
And guess what, over 300 marriages take place there every day.
The oldest hotel and casino in Las Vegas is the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino
The land of the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino was purchased in 1905 and opened in 1906. From Prohibition to the largest roulette bet in Las Vegas history, the hotel and casino has its own history.
In 2013, the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino was named “One of the Hottest Boutique Hotels in all of Vegas” by USA Today’s Experience Vegas.
Ryan Reynolds at The Venetian Convention & Expo Center
Be ready to meet the actor, producer, and businessman who has become a force of change in an ever-changing world at Autodesk University itself on Tuesday 14 November at 10:30 AM PST in conversation with Steve Blum, COO at Autodesk.