World’s Largest Ferris Wheel Taking Shape in Vegas at Caesars Linq Project
The Linq is a new $550 million urban renewal project by Caesars Entertainment that is to transform the eastside Las Vegas Strip area between The Quad Resort and The Flamingo that up until last year had an old parking garage and O’Shea’s, a tiny casino known for beer drinking and beer pong that will be rehoused as a pub style casino in the new project.
The Linq will have three plazas. The plaza that connects new entrances to the Flamingo and The Quad (formerly the Imperial Palace) from The Linq is expected to open in December.
When it fully opens in February 2014, The Linq’s open-air promenade will encompass more than 200,000 square feet of stylish retail offerings, trendy restaurants and hip entertainment venues, all anchored on its east end by a 550-foot-tall observation wheel.
The Linq’s management team says that 95% of the space is already leased and tenants will include several restaurants, a bowling alley entertainment centre called The Brooklyn Bowl, and a branch of Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
The High Roller will be the final component for The Linq. It will be the world’s tallest ferris wheel that will be comprised of 28 glass-enclosed cabins that can each accommodate 40 riders. The cabins will take 30 minutes to complete a revolution and passengers will be given reserved times.