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  1. http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/worlds-coolest-ferris-wheels

    "For ambitious cities, a soaring Ferris wheel has become the latest status symbol. The Las Vegas Strip is buzzing with construction on the High Roller wheel, which will set a new height record in late 2013. That is, until New York or Dubai catch up: both have unveiled plans for flashy waterfront Ferris wheels. They’re betting on the kind of success seen in Singapore and in London, where 3.5 million people line up annually for their turns on the London Eye.
    Some of these cool recent versions put a high-tech spin on the Ferris wheel concept. Santa Monica’s Pacific Wheel, for instance, uses a solar-powered design and glows in neon by night, while Tokyo’s Big O Wheel is an engineering marvel that operates without a center axel. Instead, a roller coaster zooms through the wheel’s hollow center."
     
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    The build is ongoing behind the Flamingo and Imperial Palace properties. The view from the back windows of the Flamingo HGVC is filled with the construction, so waiting for the elevator is entertaining.
     
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    Just looked up Ferris Wheels in Las Vegas and found THREE.
    Of the three, only the High Roller is substantially under way behind the Quad (nee Imperial Palace) and Flamingo. It is part of Linq which appears to be a new casino between the Quad and the Flamingo.
    The Skyvue (proposed to be 550 feet) is by Mandalay Bay. It is having money issues.
    Finally there is Skyview which just got zoning approval by Clark County to erect near City Center, possibly as part of a larger theme park.

    I think they have been inspired by the new luggage craze, so expect a fourth wheel.
     
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    Typical Vegas business ideas... overbuild and they will come. Perhaps these business people have been standing out in the sun too long.
     
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    http://skyvuelasvegas.com/

    Looks like it is meant to be one giant advertisement. Or two actually.
     
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