High Roller Las Vegas Ferris Wheel Reaches Milestone & Completes Rim

The Las Vegas High Roller final section of the rim was put into place on Sept. 10, 2013 marking a milestone in the construction of the world’s largest observation wheel. The High Roller will be the focal point of The LINQ, Caesars Entertainment’s $550 million retail, dining and entertainment district currently under development.

The High Roller Las Vegas Outer Rim Completion

High Roller Las Vegas Completed Wheel
The Las Vegas High Roller Rim Completed

Installing the rim was a complex and intricate process as construction crews formed the wheel from 28 sections. Each rim section is 56 feet long and weighs 44 tons. Sections of the rim are currently held in place with temporary radial struts, each measuring 225 feet long.

High Roller Las Vegas Final Piece
Final Section of Rim Is Lifted Into Position
At The Las Vegas High Roller
High Roller Las Vegas Alignment
American Bridge Personnel Verifies Alignment

Now that the rim is complete, each temporary strut will be replaced with four cables.

High Roller Las Vegas
View Beneath The Las Vegas High Roller With Completed Rim
High Roller Las Vegas David Codiga
David Codiga, The Exec Project Dir of The LINQ Las Vegas

The next major construction phase of the High Roller will include the addition of the 28 glass-enclosed cabins to the rim structure. With the addition of the cabins, the High Roller will reach 550 feet, making it the tallest observation wheel in the world. Photo credit: Bryan Steffy

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