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At 15 tonnes each, the gargantuan cabins that comprise the new Las Vegas High Roller – a viewing platform that somewhat apes London’s Eye but done American style – is a phenomenal achievement.
Even on the face of it, the High Roller is worth a spin due to the sheer technical achievement of assembling the cabins after a 500 mile trip from their original construction site, to the final destination.
The Las Vegas strip was already a stunning visual achievement, but just wait until you’re looking across the entire city from the skies in one of the 28 individual passenger cabins.
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- Jack Carver
Measuring 550 feet tall and capable of carrying over a thousand passengers, the record-breaking “High Roller” officially opened for business yesterday on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images The main attraction in the shopping and entertainment district known as The Linq, the High Roller looks both decadent and terrifying, featuring 28 spherical cabins weighing 44,000 pounds each, encased in steel and glass. Each “pod” can hold 40 people, and is equipped with its own sound system and video monitors. The wheel itself, which is lit by 2,000 Led lights in changing colors, takes 30 minutes to complete a single rotation. Photo: Casino Enterprise Mgmt After three years of design, planning and construction, the High Roller now passes the 541-foot Singapore Flyer (built in part by the same engineering company) to capture the title of the world's tallest Ferris Wheel. Photo: The Linq Find out how you can take a spin at The Linq's official site. »
- Gregory Burkart
Washington, April 1: The tallest Ferris wheel in the world, dubbed High Roller, at 550-foot has opened up in Las Vegas for adrenaline-junkies.
The Ferris wheel, which holds up to 40 people in 28 glass-enclosed and air-conditioned gondolas, was built by Caesars Entertainment Corp. and provides riders with a view of the Las Vegas Strip, CBS News reported.
A full revolution takes half an hour and tickets are for 24.95 dollars in the daytime and 34.95 dollars at night.
The height of the new Sin City ride tops the nearly 443-foot London Eye as well as the 541-foot Singapore Flyer. (Ani) »
- Arun Pandit
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