LAS VEGAS (AP) - Casino giant Caesars Entertainment says it has
obtained a key county permit allowing it to build a 550-foot-high
observation wheel in a planned retail, dining, and entertainment
complex on the Las Vegas Strip.
The wheel is expected to be the tallest in the world. It would
be higher than the nearly 443-foot London Eye and the 541-foot
Singapore Flyer, and taller than a 500-foot wheel being built
across the Strip from the Mandalay Bay resort. That one is called
Caesars officials on Tuesday called the amusement and
transportation system permit a crucial step toward opening the
so-called "High Roller" attraction next year.
The Ferris-style wheel is part of a planned $550 million
development on the Strip near the company's Harrah's Las Vegas,
Imperial Palace and Flamingo Las Vegas casinos.