Las Vegas Grand Prix to Block Views of Pedestrians with Metal Cages on Bridges
Published on: November 1, 2023, 08:31h.
Last updated on: November 2, 2023, 03:35h.
It wasn’t just privacy screens that will block views of the upcoming Las Vegas Grand Prix from pedestrians crossing the bridges above the track. For fans hoping to get a look at the big race or even a selfie of the Sphere two weeks before the race, the news has taken a turn for the worse.
On Monday, it was reported that someone was tearing off the privacy screens installed by F1 crews. Since that report, it has become clear that the screens are only one part of an elaborate view-blocking system being installed by Formula 1 crews.
The main part of the system is a giant metal cage that will line all bridges crossing the racetrack. The official function of the cage, which will eventually include a covering, is to prevent pedestrians from tossing anything onto the track that may threaten the safety of the drivers.
However, the cages also prevent pedestrians from reaching and tearing the privacy screens, or climbing over them, for a verboten peek at the race. There’s an official function for this purpose, too, which is to keep pedestrian traffic flowing freely across the bridges.
Railing at the Railings
On Twitter, Las Vegas locals and tourists alike are expressing their frustration with the new cages. Many of them feel that the metal cages give off the impression that tourists are not welcome in the city.
In a YouTube video, a frequent Casino.org tipster tours one of the bridges in the process of being built, giving viewers a first-hand look at the new developments.
The early installation of these cages has sparked criticism from the Las Vegas community as some believe it will ruin the experience for tourists and locals alike.
Despite the controversy, Formula 1 crews are adamant about their plans for the metal cages and have not yet commented on the public backlash.