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The High Roller is going up, and it’s already eye-popping

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Wait until it reaches its full 550 feet.
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It caught my eye late last week as I was cruising south on I-15 … what is that?

Mid-construction, the Linq’s High Roller observation wheel is as science fiction-y as the Strip gets; it looks like Caesars Entertainment is building an intergalactic portal to beam us across the universe. Scary thing is, it’s not even halfway done.

When it opens to the public at the end of the year, this monster—3.5 million pounds of steel—will top out at 550 feet high and 520 feet in diameter. When Caesars says its world’s tallest observation wheel is going to redefine the Las Vegas skyline, it’s not kidding, and now you can see it coming, in all its Godzilla-size glory. I’m not sure if we should get in line for tickets or run the other way.

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Brock Radke is Las Vegas Weekly's managing editor and has been writing about Las Vegas for more than 15 years.

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