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Neon Survey
Bellagio

Description of sign(s)

1. Name: Bellagio Casino and Resort

2. Owner: MGM Mirage

3. Address: {address}

3b. Additional Site Details: The Bellagio is the latest and greatest in the super resort genre of properties, touting the largest if not the most spectacular spectaculars on the Las Vegas strip. The front section of the property is consumed with the expansive and elegant lake, and is home to the water show which is a one of a kind attraction on the Strip. Like it's other large scale relative the Mirage, the fronts of the actual structures are set back further away from the noise of the traffic. This adds to the theming and atmosphere of the secluded location. The replica of an Italian town sprawls smoothly behind the aquatic elements, providing for a pleasant background. The Bellagio sports a large-scale pylon sign outside of the water spectacular actually on the street. The sign itself is more of an architectural element instead of an actual sign. It does contain display panels yet, they are in minority of significance when it comes to the aesthetics of the signs themselves. The rear of the property, between the actual property and the I-15 freeway, in plain view of traffic driving both ways, two giant pylons sit in close proximity to each other. They both face north/south.

4. Condition: Structure 5 Surface 5 Lighting 5

Notes: See description

5. Form: plyon, fasica

6. Specfic Description: n/a

7. Type of Display: neon, LED, backlit

8. Media: steel, plastic, masonry

9. Non-neon treatments: {non}

10. Animation: none

Notes: none

11. Environment: {environment}

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pylon
pylon
Artistic Context

1. Manufacturer: {manu}

2. Designer: Roger Pratt and Atlandia Design

3. Date of Installation: 1998

4. Date(s) of any major redesign/move: n/a

5. Thematic Influence: The theme of the Bellagio is actually themed after an Italian town which Steve Wynn spent a few days in, but resembles little other than the feeling and atmosphere. It seems to be modeled after a lakeside European town. The backdrop is truly picturesque architecture

6. Artistic Significance: {art}

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