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On my last trip to Las Vegas, while I was shooting the restaurants at the NY NY Casino and Hotel for ARK Vegas, I had the opportunity to discover one of the latest new buildings built in Las Vegas: The High Roller Ferris Wheel.
Located at the Linq, a brand new open-air retail dining and entertainment district, the ferris wheel has been built by Kli Juba Architects and ARUP Engineering and inaugurated in March 2014. The 550-foot tall (167.6 m),520-foot (158.5 m) diameter giant Ferris wheel is the world’s highest and features 28 spherical passenger cabins which can accommodate up to 40 passengers each.
Taken from the Linq main street, these two pictures below show clearly how well the ferris wheel fits into the district with the dynamic LED lights making it shine into the night.
Then it was time to get into the air and see what it’s all about. The view is pretty interesting, although I prefer the view from the MiX Lounge better. Still, if you decide to go there, dusk is the best moment to appreciate the view.
Finally, the best place to appreciate the structure of this structure is from behind. You can judge for yourself how huge this wheel is.
Thanks for viewing!
David Giral is a published Montreal/Toronto based editorial and commercial professional photographer specialized in architecture, interiors, portrait and travel photography.
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