Update -- Here's what The Linq looks like from its eastern end, looking down towards the Strip as shared by VC contributor Richard Lane:
Back on Las Vegas Boulevard, a covered walkway still shelters pedestrians as they stroll along the Strip-front side of The Quad. The old porte cochere is completely covered up and inaccessible now. Not even for those on foot.
Instead, you're guided to the new entrance, a shiny steel porte cochere on the north side where a wall separates it from Carnaval Court.
Inside The Quad, not too many changes can be seen. A construction wall covers up the old casino entrance while a black trashbag-ish curtain obscures something near Ginza Bar. Caesars Entertainment has stated that, after the new entrance was complete, work would focus on adding 15,000 square feet to the existing casino floor, moving it out to cover the former porte cochere. That phase should be finished sometime this spring.
We'll continue to keep an eye on things and will report back new developments. Until then, here's a wide shot of what The Quad looks like now:
And, a rendering of what it will look like when all is complete:
(PHOTOS: caesars.com/thelinq, Caesars Entertainment, VegasChatter)