The Las Vegas Sphere: A $2.3 Billion Man-Made Wonder
spectacle: something amazing or impressive that attracts attention
Las Vegas has a new attraction that is a wonder of engineering. It’s the world’s biggest ball-like structure and cost 2.3 billion dollars to build.
The Las Vegas Sphere stands 366 feet tall, almost as tall as the Statue of Liberty. It’s 516 feet wide, equal to the length of more than five football fields placed end-to-end!
The outer shell has 1.2 million individual LED lights displaying light shows visible from miles away.
But the real magic happens inside. The Sphere houses the world’s largest LED screen and has seats for 18,000. The size of three football fields, this screen offers a 360-degree viewing experience. It’s so advanced that it can display over 16 million distinct colors.
Watch the video below to see this spectacle in action.
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