The world's tallest observational ferris wheel, that will be located on the Vegas strip has almost come to fruition. The giant wheel will be constructed at the LINQ entertainment complex, which has yet to be built, on the famed Vegas Strip.
The 550 feet tall "High Roller" will be taller than the London Eye at 443 feet and the Singapore Flyer at 541 feet. The London Eye which opened in 1999 and the Singapore Flyer were both the tallest observational wheels in the world when they opened.
Clark County gave Caesars Entertainment Corp. who owns the project, a key permit to be constructed in the LINQ complex that will be in a prime location between Harrah's Las Vegas, Imperial Palace and Flamingo Las Vegas casino resorts. The LINQ is more than a half-billion dining and entertainment complex that will be developed.
The "High Roller" will even be taller than the SkyVue wheel that is currently under construction 5km sout of Las Vegas Boulevard. The SkyVue will be 152.4 m and is expected to open in 2013.
that the High Roller is modeled after both the London and Singapore observational wheels and met rigours standards of design, safety, construction, operation and maintenance to get the permit. David Codiga, Caesars project chief said to The Associated Press, "We learned from those experiences and we've used a design team with the experience to adapt them to Las Vegas. This allows us to complete the project.'"
The wheel will be placed parallel to the VEGAS Strip and will have 28 air-conditioned cabins that can accommodate 40 people each. The wheel will be able to hold 1100 at capacity with a panoramic view of the glittering Vegas skyline.