View Full Version : Largest Ferris wheel in the world nears completion in Las Vegas

Plutonic Panda
09-10-2013, 08:14 AM

''LAS VEGAS (AP) The madcap carnival on the Las Vegas Strip is getting another over-the-top addition: the world's largest Ferris wheel.
The outer wheel of the 55-story High Roller ride is scheduled to be hoisted into place Monday. The gargantuan project is now visible from all over the city, including the airport. Early next year, it will be outfitted with 1,500 LED lights, and start its slow spin.

"It's going to be an icon," Project Director David Codiga said. "It's going to be a part of your visit to Las Vegas if you ride it or not. It's more or less impossible not to see it if you come here."

Caesars Entertainment Corp., which owns more casinos than any other U.S. gambling company, is building the ride as part of its $550 million Linq development, a new outdoor plaza across the street from Caesars Palace.

The walking mall, sandwiched between the Flamingo and Harrah's hotel-casino, is expected to open this winter. It's designed to lure Gen Xers and millennials, demographics Caesars believes will contribute a majority of Sin City tourist dollars by 2015''

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09-10-2013, 08:38 AM
That is awesome.

09-10-2013, 08:42 AM
No thanks...... Lol

09-10-2013, 10:00 AM
Uh huh. People who like heights can have fun with that.

09-10-2013, 01:15 PM
The day corporations took over Las Vegas was the day it died....
Bring back the mob.


Just the facts
09-10-2013, 01:33 PM
How many of these things are they going to build? In addition to the ones around world (even Atlanta just opened one), there a 3 under construction on the Las Vegas strip.