The marquees lining the Las Vegas Strip went dark Monday night to mark the one-year anniversary of the Oct. People lined the glass along the pedestrian bridge connecting The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and the Miracle Mile Shops as they waited for the marquees to go dark. Some pressed their phones against the glass. Others held their phones horizontally and pointed them at the darkened signs near the bridge. Some grew briefly quiet while the Miracle Mile Shops electronic boards, Cosmopolitan marquee and the hot-air-balloon-shaped structure at Paris Las Vegas dimmed around them.
Las Vegas strip will go dark to honor shooting rampage victims
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The Strip is approximately 4. However, the Strip is often referred to as being in Las Vegas. Many of the largest hotel, casino, and resort properties in the world are located on the Strip. The boulevard's cityscape is highlighted by its use of contemporary architecture, lights, and a wide variety of attractions. Its hotels, casinos, restaurants, residential high-rises, entertainment offerings, and skyline have established the Strip as one of the most popular and iconic tourist destinations in the world and is one of the driving forces for Las Vegas' economy.
The Las Vegas Strip Will Go Dark to Honor the Victims of Last Year's Mass Shooting
On the night of October 1, , a shooter opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada. He killed 58 people and wounded , with the ensuing panic bringing the injury total to The shooter, Stephen Paddock , a year-old man from Mesquite, Nevada , fired more than 1, rounds of ammunition from his suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel.
Things are about to go dark on the Strip. To be a part of Earth Hour , individuals, organizations, landmarks and businesses are encouraged to turn off all non-essential lighting for 60 minutes. During that time and and throughout the evening , events are held to support and publicize global green initiatives. Awareness is everything, and even a city of excess can take big steps to reduce their impact on the environment throughout the year. But of course, Vegas has always boasted about its over-the-top qualities.