High Roller is a 550-foot tall (167.6 m), 520-foot (160 m) diameter giant Ferris wheel announced in August 2011 as the centerpiece of Caesars Entertainment Corporation's $550 million The LINQ on the Las Vegas Strip, Nevada. Construction was originally scheduled to begin in September 2011 with completion expected in late 2013. In February 2013 it was reported that the project was behind schedule and not expected to open until the second quarter of 2014. The outer rim of the wheel was completed on September 9, 2013.
High Roller under construction, March 2013
When completed, High Roller will be taller than the current world's tallest Ferris wheel, the 541 ft (165 m) Singapore Flyer, which opened to the public in March 2008. Arup Engineering, which previously worked on the Singapore Flyer, is responsible for High Roller's structural plan.
High Roller is currently under construction on Las Vegas Boulevard, across from Caesars Palace, behind The Quad Resort and Casino (formerly the Imperial Palace) and the Flamingo Las Vegas on the site of the former O'Sheas Casino. Passengers were originally expected to have to pay less than $20 per ride; estimates had risen to "about $25 per person" by mid-2012 then "about $30 per person" in September 2013 news reports. A full rotation of the wheel is expected to take about 30 minutes.
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