The Las Vegas High Roller has rotated the observation wheel's first passenger cabin to the highest point on the wheel's rim. Caesars Entertainment's $550 million outdoor retail, dining and entertainment district is the focal point of The LINQ.
"This was a significant step for us. The level of technical precision and detailed planning to attach a 22-ton passenger cabin to the rim is tremendous," said David Codiga, executive project director for The LINQ. "Seeing the cabin rotate to the top of wheel is not only very satisfying for our team, who has spent years working very hard to get to this point; but it also signifies we're just that much closer to becoming operational."
The 44,000-pound, spherical, glass-enclosed cabin had to travel to the wheel site from its assembly warehouse.
In total, the High Roller will have 28 cabins that will each hold 40 passengers. The process to attach the additional cabins to the wheel will take place over the course of the next two months.
The LINQ will open in phases beginning in late 2013.