Caesars Palace opened on August 5, 1966, with 700 rooms and a distinctive Greco Roman architectural style designed by architect Melvin Grossman at a cost of $25 million dollars. It was not only unique in appearance, but was also built with a unique “sarno block” developed by Caesars Palace founder Jay Sarno. Since then, the hotel has undergone five additional expansions in the gaming area, suites, convention center, and forum shops. At the time of service, the facility boasted 85 acres, 3,340 rooms in five towers, 166,000 square feet of gaming space, a 4,100-seat Coliseum, and 240,000 square feet meeting/convention/ ballroom facilities. Since then, a $1 billion expansion and upgrade project added another hotel tower and replaced the events center with a sports complex.
Collect data of the above ceiling beams and ductwork in a 24 hour facility with minimal interference or public awareness. Data collection above ceiling was challenging due to the confines of the space, often only as much as four feet with heavily congested piping and duct work.
2D documentation of reflected ceiling plans
3D AutoCAD model showing ductwork and beams above ceiling