High Roller Observation Wheel at The Linq Comes Full Circle

The High Rolller observation wheel at The Linq has come full circle, or at least it looks that way to the naked eye.

Insert oohs and ahhs here.

Insert oohs, ahhs and thunderous applause here.

In fact, the wheel’s rim has one more segment still to be put into place, but it’s hidden, so for the purposes of photo ops, have at it!

This is the only way to see the one remaining gap in the wheel.

This is the only way to see the one remaining gap in the wheel.

The last remaining rim section is likely to be installed on Sep. 9 or 10, 2013.

Here’s a little video action of the wheel.


Each of the rim sections is 56 feet long and weighs 90,000 pounds, and the one pictured below is the last one left, the 28th.

Saving the best for last, little guy.

Saving the best for last, little guy.

No matter which angle you view the High Roller from, it’s truly a sight to behold, and we’ve been loving our nearly daily pilgrimages to the construction site.

The kick stand provide additional support, like a giant observation wheel bra. Or something.

The “kick stand” provides additional support, like a giant observation wheel bra. Or something.

Check out all our past posts to see the amazing progress that’s been made to what will be the world’s tallest observation wheel, the High Roller.

This was our first look at a building behind the High Roller, where we're sure will be a High Roller shop, event spaces and other diversions.

This was our first look at a building attached to the High Roller, where we’re sure will be a High Roller shop, a lounge, event spaces and other diversions.

Next, the High Roller will get its compression cables, then its 28 passenger cabins, each with a capacity of 40 people. People much braver than this Las Vegas blog, we might add.

We so don't want that job, thanks.

We so don’t want that particular job, thanks.

If you love the High Roller as much as we do, this would be an awesome time to bookmark our site. Better yet, follow us on Twitter or “like” us on the Facebooks. We’ll wait.

No matter how hard we try, we can't seem to find anything not awesome about this thing.

No matter how hard we try, we can’t seem to find anything not awesome about this thing.

Visiting the High Roller construction site has already become one of the city’s best free things to do, and the gawking is sure to continue through the wheel’s opening in 2014. Officials are being cautious about naming an opening date, but mid-2014 is fine with us.

A close shot of the rim shows strings of lights that will illuminate the entire wheel.

A close shot of the rim shows thin “strings” of lights that will illuminate the entire wheel.

It’s about time we gave some props to the guys who have built this stunning structure. So, Ryan, thanks, to you and all the people building the High Roller, often in 100-degree-plus weather.

Ryan's prepping the pieces that will attach the cables to the High Roller. You're the man, Ryan.

Ryan’s prepping the pieces that will attach the cables to the High Roller. You’re the man, Ryan.

It’s been a year since construction of the High Roller commenced, and we were there when there was just some sand and a couple of plinths.

The photo below is from the High Roller construction site on July 24, 2012.

Back when the High Roller was basically a dirt lot.

Back when the High Roller was basically a dirt lot.

What a journey, so far.

We’ve got more photos of the High Roller Ferris wheel in our exclusive gallery, below. Check back again for more High Roller observation wheel updates. Because, trust us, there will be more, like it or not!

High Roller Wheel - September 6, 2013

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