|Description of sign(s)|
1. Name: Caesars Palace Hotel Casino
2. Owner: Park Place Entertainment
3. Address: 3200 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
3b. Additional Site Details: Caesars Palace is located between the Flamingo Rd. on the western side of Las Vegas Blvd. Caesars has grown over the years since it's opening, but remains the true to its classic form. Signage for the resort is limited compared to some but consists of significant pieces of signage such as two large pylon signs, a rotating sign for Planet Hollywood, building signage consisting of logo text, as well as a porte-cochere. The property itself is an over abundance of classic design form after another, mixed among modern amenities like an Omnimax theatre. Caesars Palace is a permanent icon in Las Vegas Imagery and folklore.
4. Condition: Structure 4 Surface 4 Lighting 4
Notes: All signage is intact as well as in good repair and function.
5. Form: plyon, fasica, porte cochere
6. Specfic Description: YESCO pylon: The YESCO pylon is
located at the northern side of the property and is constructed
of black painted steel and centers around a base of four columns
aligned in a row. The sign faces north/south. The four columns rise
out of the ground about six feet in the air before a long horizontal,
gold bordered, rounded end cabinet, that reads and points to free
covered parking. The text is graphically applied and internally
lit. The cabinet is lit from the backside with neon, creating a
halo behind the sign. The columns continue upward until they are
met with the triangular cabinet, pointing east, with the two faces,
being occupied a color LED message center. The interior edge of
the face of the sign is bordered with green neon. Above the visible
top edge of the wedge shaped message boards, the Caesar's Palace
logo if illuminated in red neon upon a rectangular section created
out of two entablatures, stacked on top of each other. The top entalature
reads "Caesars" in red letters and "Palace"
in the second row The two are capped with pediment lined on the
interior edge with gold neon and a back-lit Caesar's logo. The exterior
of the cabinet is polished aluminum, with metal channel letters.
7. Type of Display: neon, incandescent
8. Media: steel, plastic, masonry
9. Non-neon treatments: paint
10. Animation: none
11. Environment: Caesars Palace sits in one of the biggest and busiest sections of the strip, and has always been a mainstay. The ambiently lit classic features of architecture seem almost specter like moments, with the blazing red eyes of the Caesars text staring from afar. From the street, the actual structures are set a bit back from the street, seeming rather distant. Construction is currently present around the exterior edges of the property, 1which rather dampens effect of the theming, but everything shines through. The theme does step out to the street with the statuary, creeping out to pedestrians and the pylon signs. The main signs are street side, pointing toward the casino. Headed south on the west side of the street the two pylon signs lead up to the porte-cochere. Standing underneath the porte-cochere looking out, the fountains provide a picturesque scene to see the other side of the street. The buildings loom high over head. The environment contains elements, which can be seen repeated throughout hotel exteriors. The large water element, the Classic architectural design motif, and the spectacular porte-cochere are still evident in properties built today. Even though Caesars continues to evolve with the current trends, all of these elements were presenting its original design.
1. Manufacturer: Pylon 1: YESCO Pylon 2: Ad art
2. Designer: unkn
3. Date of Installation: 1966, unkn, 1998
4. Date(s) of any major redesign/move: On-going additions since 1966
5. Thematic Influence: Caesars Palace may be the first themed resort, which has taken its theme to an extreme the likes of which had never been seen before. Ever since it's original inception in 1966, Caesars Palace has sought to give its guest the most of the Ancient Roman theme. Caesars is simply dripping with imagery and architecture that is steeped in the theme of Ancient Rome. No matter where you go there are collections of statuary, domes and columns, false temple fronts create the facades of the towers, and low geometric hedges and cypress trees all add to the theme. Any themed property can draw influence from Caesars Palace, and still stands as one of the highest markers for competitors to be judged by.
6. Artistic Significance: Very important signage that can be seen reflected in many aspects of non-casino culture. Caesars Palace is one of the incon's of American popular culture, and the distinctive Romanesaue neon is a big reason why.
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