Bellagio Hotel and Casino Fountains, Las Vegas, Nevada

The Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is well known for its famous choreographed fountain show. But most people don't know that much of the fountain's underwater structure is made of PROForms® FRP structural fiberglass shapes.

Challenge

During the planning process, designers knew they needed a structural material that could be submerged under water most of the time without rusting, corroding or rotting. It also needed to be lightweight enough for bladders filled with air to lift the structure during the show. PROForms® structural shapes made of FRP (fiberglass reinforced polymer or fiberglass reinforced plastic) provided the right solution.

Bedford Solution

The fabricating contractor partnered with Bedford to supply custom PROForms® components for the job, which required precision hand labor to meet the requirements of the complex design. These composite components have been part of the fountain structure since the Bellagio opened in 1998, and they continue to perform today.

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