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Vegas Observation Wheel Battle Royale Continues

Last updated: May 22, 2012 at 6:46 pm. Posted by in Caesars Entertainment, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Las Vegas Restaurants, Las Vegas Shows, The LINQ. Comments Off on Vegas Observation Wheel Battle Royale Continues.

If there were ever a time when the word “epic” fit, this might be it.

An epic race to build a giant observation wheel on the Las Vegas Strip is currently in progress, and the folks behind one of the wheels, SkyVue, have upped the ante with a media blitz surrounding some new construction, photographed by this Las Vegas blog mere minutes ago.

Skeptics, please take note: Two sixty-foot towers. This observation wheel is definitely possibly happening!

The other party in the race for observation wheel supremacy, of course, is Caesars Entertainment, operator of several Las Vegas hotels and the company whose official Las Vegas blog this is. (At least that’s what we let them think.)

The Caesars Entertainment wheel, The High Roller, will reside in The Linq, a $550 million retail and entertainment corridor, which is already transforming Center Strip. Read more about The Linq.

SkyVue observation wheel

FYI: If you continue to be skeptical, people aren't going to invite you to parties.

News reports note that financing for the SkyVue project may not exactly be in place at this juncture, but the skeptics will be eating crow, or some other more politically correct metaphor, if the SkyVue wheel actually comes to pass at the south end of the Strip (across from the Mandalay Bay).

The SkyVue observation wheel will feature a giant aquarium. Unless this blog just made that part up.

Read more about the latest phase of the SkyVue construction at the Las Vegas Sun, especially the part about “It’s no coincidence that cable trucks are making deliveries just as the International Council of Shopping Centers is holding its convention in Las Vegas.” The SkyVue project also includes plans for a retail, dining and entertainment complex.

The Linq observation wheel

The High Roller at The Linq. The more observation wheels the merrier, we say.

Get more details about The Linq project, and visit this blog often for superficial, snarky, poorly-researched updates on all the latest Linq news.

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