Renderings and video courtesy of the Long Beach CVB. Photo of construction courtesy of @LAMetroBlueLine.
The Bellagio is coming to the Terrace Plaza in Long Beach.
Okay, okay, it’s not quite on the scale of the Vegas Strip’s famed fountain but it is, in all honesty, a very cool addition to the theatrical hub that acts as the end-cap to Long Beach Blvd. in DTLB.
Come May of this year, the Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) will unveil the work that has it has undertaken over the past few weeks as it replaces the Terrace Plaza’s existing fountains with dozens of new nozzles and hundreds of LED lights to create water shows for passersby (as well as coordinated entertainment with conventioneers: meeting planners can have the option to choose the music, color, and style of the show to fit their own group’s interest).
“With the Plaza’s array of LED lights, evening events can enjoy an endlessly changing kaleidoscope of color schemes, including corporate colors and logos,” said CVB Director of Public Relations Bob Maguglin.
The addition of the fountains makes the Terrace Plaza one of Downtown’s most colorful spaces after the $11M Rainbow Bridge just opened that allows pedestrians from the Convention Center directly access the Plaza—and provides a contemporary twist to a mid-century modern masterpiece, the Terrace Theatre, that was designed by famed Long Beach architect Edward Killingsworth.
Here’s a virtual tour of what can be expected from the fountains:
The Terrace Plaza is located on the southern-most tip of Long Beach Blvd. where it meets Ocean Blvd. in DTLB.