World's largest Ferris wheel set to spin in Vegas
The Singapore Flyer, now the world's largest observation wheel, will be pushed into second place when Caesars Entertainment's High Roller opens in Las Vegas next year.
Part of The Linq, a US$500 million retail, dining and entertainment district now under development on the Las Vegas Strip, the High Roller will top 167 meters.
That's two meters higher than the Singapore Flyer and seven meters above the currect second highest Ferris wheel, China's Star of Nanchang. The London Eye is the third tallest, at 135 meters.
Though preliminary construction on the Vegas attraction has been underway since late last year, Caesars Entertainment only recently obtained a key permit allowing them to proceed with construction.
The High Roller is a 3.5 million pound steel structure that will feature 28 glass-enclosed cabins offering broad views of Vegas. It will take 30 minutes to complete one full revolution, while each cabin will hold up to 40 people and will be available for individual or group experiences.
As for The Linq, it will span more than 18,580 square feet and be filled with shops, restaurants and entertainment experiences. The entire complex, High Roller included, is due to open in late 2013.
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