OPAC Consulting Engineers

Las Vegas Hilton Sign

Las Vegas, Nevada


Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada


Evaluation completed 1997

Scope of work:

Wind Evaluation

Construction cost:


Services Performed:

  • Wind analysis
  • Collapse evaluation


  • Wind analysis on sign structure

The 280 foot tall Las Vegas Hilton Spectacular Sign was redesigned by KL&A, Inc. of Palo Alto, CA, after the original sign collapsed under severe winds during construction. Severe winds and the signs unusual three-dimensional shape created an unparalleled design challenge.

OPAC was engaged by KL&A to evaluate the collapse of the original sign.