Caesars in Las Vegas gains permit to build Largest Observation Wheel in the World

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(Best Syndication News) - Bigger than the London Eye or the Singapore Flyer, the High Roller will appear in Las Vegas in 2013 and will stand 550 feet in the air. Caesar Entertainment Corporation announced that they have gained an Amusement and Transportation System (ATS) permit from Clark County, Nevada, which brings them one-step closer to building the giant observation wheel. The High Roller will be located at the 50-yard line on the Las Vegas Strip and will be the center attraction at the new LINQ project.

The LINQ project is a shopping, dining, and entertainment center that will cover over 200,000 square feet and will be located facing Caesars Palace. Caesars will own and operate the LINQ. The cost to build the LINQ is estimated at $550 million and is anticipated to open to the public in 2013.

The preliminary civil work started back in November, but more construction is expected to go on later this summer when the High Roller is expected to be assembled. The large observation wheel’s steel structure weighs-in around 3.5 million pounds. The diameter of the wheel is 520 feet and will have 28 glass-enclosed cabins that each hold up to 40 people. It will take 30 minutes to take the rider around one time.

New employment opportunities will be created from this project. Caesars estimates that 3,000 construction workers will be used to build the facility. Once the LINQ is completed, they expect that around 1,500 people will work there.

By: Dave Reddy

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