The High Roller’s towering wheel is complete.
Under overcast skies, construction crews today installed the last section of the observation wheel on the Las Vegas Strip.
Resembling a giant bicycle rim, the 550-foot wheel is one step closer to becoming the largest in the world — bigger than the London Eye and Singapore Flyer. It is set to open in December.
Planted at the eastern edge of the Linq entertainment plaza’s 1,200-foot pedestrian walkway, the High Roller will feature 28 glass-enclosed cabins for wide views of the Strip. Each cabin was designed to hold 40 people.
Executives at Caesars Entertainment Corp., the gaming giant behind the $550 million retail-dining-entertainment development, expect between 4 million and 5 million riders in the High Roller’s first year of operation.
One revolution takes 30 minutes.