Largest Ferris wheel nears completion in Las Vegas

September 10, 2013 • Entertainment

The 55-story High Roller, the world’s largest Ferris wheel, left, is under construction near the Las Vegas Strip on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. Caesars Entertainment Corp. is building the ride, which is expected to open early next year. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The madcap carnival on the Las Vegas Strip is getting another over-the-top addition: the world’s largest Ferris wheel.

The outer wheel of the 55-story High Roller ride is scheduled to be hoisted into place Tuesday. The gargantuan project is now visible from all over the city, including the airport. Early next year, it will be outfitted with 1,500 LED lights, and start its slow spin.

“It’s going to be an icon,” Project Director David Codiga said. “It’s going to be a part of your visit to Las Vegas if you ride it or not. It’s more or less impossible not to see it if you come here.”

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