2019 DCC Award Winner
Las Vegas Showgirls Sign, T.B. Penick & Sons, Inc.
First Place: Stained / Under 5000 SF
The sign features the words “Las Vegas” in color-changing, 12-foot-tall letters and is flanked by two 26-foot-tall showgirls modeled after the girls that accompanied former Mayor Oscar Goodman at public appearances. Las Vegas Paving brought Penick onto the project due to their extensive knowledge of decorative concrete, asking them to help turn the city’s design-intent into reality, and to do it within the tight deadline of approximately 30 days.
This new gateway sign welcomes travelers to downtown Las Vegas and provides pedestrians an opportunity for a selfie. It features oversized, cast-in-place, concrete poker chips and dice, and a large roulette wheel. In order to achieve the bright-white paving Penick used a special mix of white cement, white sand, and white aggregate, then hand broadcast clear glass onto the surface and exposed it. Once sufficiently cured, the project was stained with custom water-based colors created to match the color rendering.