The main contractor was Ssangyong Engineering and Construction. A distinctive feature of the hotel is the SkyPark, a three-acre park on top of the building with swimming pools, gardens, and jogging paths.
The structure bridges all three towers with a segment cantilevered off the north tower. The hull of the SkyPark was pre-fabricated off-site in 14 separate steel sections and then assembled on top of the towers.
The total range of motion is millimetres 20 inches. In addition to wind, the hotel towers are also subject to settlement in the earth over time, so engineers built and installed custom jack legs to allow for future adjustment at more than points beneath the pool system.
This jacking system is important primarily to ensure the infinity edge of the pool continues to function properly.
The three towers are broader at the base and narrow as they rise. Each tower has two asymmetric legs, with a curved eastern leg leaning against the other, creating a significant technical challenge in its construction.
Substantial temporary structures were necessary to support the legs of the tower while they were under construction, and required real-time monitoring for continual assessment and analyses in the course of their erection.
Marina Bay Sands was originally planned to be completed in a single phase in ,  but rising construction costs and the financial crisis forced the company to open it in phases.
The first phase's preview opening was further delayed until 27 April , and the official opening was pushed back to 23 June The rest of the complex remained under construction and was opened after a grand opening on 17 February On 27 April , Marina Bay Sands had the first of a planned 3 to 4 phase openings.
The casino, parts of the conference hall, a segment of the Shoppes, hotel rooms and the event plaza were opened at the auspicious time of 3: On 23 June , the resort had its official opening with a "2-day celebration"; this includes the Sands SkyPark, the Event Plaza along Marina Bay , more shops, additional dining options and nightlife offerings, and the rest of the hotel rooms.
First day events included—a "World Championship Climb" on the glass facade of the building to the SkyPark, with seven teams of 21 top rock climbers from around the world competing, and an evening concert for 4, invited guests and customers, featuring Jacintha Abisheganaden , Sylvia Ratonel , Tabitha Nauser and Toni Braxton among others.
The two Sands theatres were completed in time for the first performance by Riverdance on 30 November The highly anticipated musical The Lion King made its debut on 3 March The floating pavilions were opened when the tenants Louis Vuitton and Pangaea Club finished their refurbishment and opened on 18 September and 22 September , respectively.
The Lion King ran its last show on 30 October Marina Bay Sands has three storey hotel towers which were topped out in July The three towers are connected by a 1 hectare roof terrace, Sands SkyPark.
In front of the three towers include a Theatre Block, a Convention and Exhibition Facilities Block, as well as the Casino Block, which have up to 1, gaming tables and 1, slot machines.
The ArtScience Museum is constructed next to the three blocks and has the shape of a lotus. Its roof is retractable, providing a waterfall through the roof of collected rainwater when closed in the day and laser shows when opened at night.
In front of the Event Plaza is Wonder Full , a light and water show that is the largest in Southeast Asia and was produced by Laservision. The SkyPark is accessible only to hotel guests for security reasons.
Sampan rides on the canal are available for guests and shoppers at the shopping mall, similar to the gondola rides available in the Venetian.
There are two Crystal Pavilions. Despite a brief legal dispute in June , it was decided that one of the Pavilions will house two nightclubs—Avalon and Pangaea.
Rahman 's Jai Ho , located in the latter during their world tours. The musical Wicked also had a limited run starting in Dragonfire boxing is another regular event, which started on 5 May with the boxers Chris John with Daud Yordan.
The pieces are meant to play on environmental influences including light, water and wind, integrating art with architecture. The trailer of the movie Independence Day: Resurgence has a scene depicting the destruction of the property after being caught in the gravitational pull of a hovering alien spacecraft.
Part of the parcel of land for Marina Bay Sands in the foreground prior to development. The parcel overlooks Singapore 's financial district in the background.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Venetian also serves as the seat of the corporate headquarters for its parent company.
In April , Sheldon Adelson announced plans to create on the property the largest resort on the Strip.
This project would be situated on the former Sands property. Groundbreaking for the hotel began on April 14, The resort opened on May 3, , with flutter of white doves, sounding trumpets and singing gondoliers, with actress Sophia Loren joining The Venetian Chairman and Owner, Sheldon G.
Adelson, in dedicating the first motorized gondola. On June 27, , the 1,room Venezia Tower opened. It was built on top of the garage parking lot. On June 11, , the Venetian opened Carnevale, a summer-long festival that is anchored by a nightly 3-D projection show on the clock tower.
Interior design was provided by Wilson Associates and Dougall Associates for the casino. In October , the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum opened within the resort, featuring its first collection.
On June 27, , the Venezia tower opened, adding 1, suites and a new wedding chapel. On June 24, , the show, Phantom: The show concluded on September 2, The Venetian is home to 4 theaters: It offers seven cabanas , each with television, DVD player, Xbox , a stocked mini-fridge and a safe for valuables.
One of the 12 complaints alleged the hotel had held a drawing for a Mercedes-Benz that was rigged to be won by a high roller who had lost a large amount in the casino.
In , the Venetian agreed to pay the U. Mark's Square at the Grand Canal Shoppes is surrounded by restaurants and shops. It is also the site of live costumed shows.