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Forum Shops at Caesars Palace (Expansion II)

Photos & Links: Photo 1
Location:
3500 S. Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose(s): Addition
Constructed: 1997-08-29
Theme: Atlantis, an eight-minute show that comes to life on and around a 50,000-gallon aquarium anchoring The Great Hall at the rear of the expansion.
Cost: $90 M
Size (sq. ft.): 276000
Other Size Measure: 276,000-square-foot expansion
Firm(s):
Owners: Simon DeBartolo Group Inc. of Indianapolis and Gordon Group Holdings Inc
Description: Rome's Pantheon
Extra Note: "the expansion is "probably more European than authentic to Caesar," Dougall says. It fast-forwards history a few years to the 16th and 17th centuries. But the idea was "to change atmosphere every 300 feet or so," and provide a "beginning, a middle and a finale" as visitors explore the mall" from Las Vegas Review Journal. August 28, 1997.

"The new area includes an entertainment attraction, Atlantis, which will feature interaction by human and animatronic figures in a show replete with fire and water special effects. The aquarium is part of the Atlantis feature. Shoppers at FAO Schwarz's largest toy store, which also includes high-tech animatronic and interactive features, will be greeted at the entrance by a 46-foot animated Trojan Horse - a combination of the company's trademark rocking horse and Forum's ancient Greco-Roman theme."
from "GREAT CAESARS GROWTH" Las Vegas Review Journal.August 25, 1997