Plans for Record-Breaking Ferris Wheels on a Roll

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Caesars Entertainment Corp. has recently announced that its newest eye-catching project is getting off the ground after securing construction permits for what will be the world’s tallest observation wheel, part of Caesars’ LINQ retail, dining and entertainment complex. Dubbed the High Roller, the Ferris wheel will stand 550 feet tall, thus claiming [...]

Caesars Entertainment Corp. has recently announced that its newest eye-catching project is getting off the ground after securing construction permits for what will be the world’s tallest observation wheel, part of Caesars’ LINQ retail, dining and entertainment complex.

Dubbed the High Roller, the Ferris wheel will stand 550 feet tall, thus claiming the title of the world’s tallest observation wheel. The wheel will take shape in the middle of an area also featuring Caesars’ Harrah, Imperial Palace and Flamingo Las Vegas casinos.

Set to open in the fall of 2013, the observation wheel will feature 28 bubble-shaped gondolas, each capable of carrying around 40 viewers. At full capacity, the High Roller could hold about 1,100 people. A complete revolution of the structure will take about 30 minutes.

The High Roller will have a competitor three miles south on Las Vegas Boulevard. The 500-foot tall SkyVue observation wheel is part of a $100 million private project that is set to include highly visible LED screens in a convention space capable of hosting concerts, and other high-profile events. Its 32 gondolas, each with a 25-person capacity, would revolve near McCarran International Airport.

Rendering courtesy of projectlinqvegas.com