World’s largest observation wheel coming together on the Las Vegas Strip

The High Roller observation wheel is seen halfway completed Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. The wheel is part of Caesars Entertainment’s $550 million Linq retail-entertainment-restaurant development.

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The High Roller is taking shape on the Las Vegas Strip.

Half of the 550-foot-tall observation wheel is jutting into the sky above the Linq entertainment district, which is under construction between the Imperial Palace and Flamingo.

When finished, the High Roller will be the largest observation wheel in the world — bigger than the London Eye or Singapore Flyer.

Towering at the end of the Linq’s 1,200-foot pedestrian walkway, the High Roller will feature 28 glass-enclosed cabins for stunning views of the Strip. Each cabin is slated to have a capacity of 40 people.

Caesars Entertainment Corp., the company behind the $550 million retail-entertainment-restaurant development, projects 4 million to 5 million riders in the wheel’s first year of operation.

A single revolution will take 30 minutes.