Hoisting Las Vegas's High Roller into position

Pacific Hoists Pty Ltd
Tuesday, 17 September, 2013

The Las Vegas skyline is being redefined in a new open-air retail, dining and entertainment district called LINQ with the High Roller Observation Wheel.

The observation wheel will be the focal point of the urban entertainment district; and at 167 m high, the High Roller is taller than both the London Eye and Singapore Flyer. Facing north and south (parallel to Las Vegas Boulevard), the wheel will feature 28 glass-enclosed cabins that will unveil broad views of the famed resort city in the 30 minutes it takes to complete one full revolution.

The construction is underway using three JD Neuhaus 50 Ton Profi Series air hoists to position each of the temporary 40-ton radial struts (‘spokes’) into place. The LINQ is scheduled to open in late 2013.

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