WCS Permits handled the permitting for an oversize load headed to Las Vegas, NV for the construction of the new MSG Sphere, a billion-dollar performance venue.
The oversize load, 18-4 wide containing stacked structural steel pieces, started in Texas and made the journey to the MSG Sphere construction site located just off the Las Vegas Strip, just east of the Venetian and Palazzo.
MSG Sphere builder, Madison Square Garden Entertainment believes the new venue will mark a techtonic shift in live entertainment.
This isn’t the first iconic Las Vegas load WCS has permitted. In 2013, WCS agents permitted heavy equipment to the construction site of The High Roller at the Linq Hotel, a ferris wheel that takes riders 550 feet above the Las Vegas strip. The attraction opened in 2014.
Fun Facts About the Sphere
- The Sphere will be 366 feet tall and 516 feet wide at its widest point.
- The fourth largest crawler crane in the world, the DEMAG CC-8800, was used to build the Sphere. The crane took 18 days to assemble.
- The Sphere will have 17,500 seats.
- The Sphere’s dome alone weighs 13,000 tons and has a surface area of 220,000 square feet.
- The dome uses six million pounds of steel.
- The venue will use an acoustic system utilizing “beamforming” technology, with 157,000 ultra-directional speakers.
Check out this cool video showing the coolness of The Sphere:
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