Heavy Lift Specialist
Jan 182014
 

High Roller is a 550-foot tall (167.6 m),[2][3] 520-foot (160 m) diameter[4] giant Ferris wheel announced in August 2011 as the centerpiece of Caesars Entertainment Corporation‘s $550 million The LINQ[5] on the Las Vegas StripNevada.[6]

Construction was originally scheduled to begin in September 2011 with completion expected in late 2013.[7] In February 2013 it was reported that the project was behind schedule and not expected to open until the second quarter of 2014.[1] The outer rim of the wheel was completed on September 9, 2013.[8]

Full details can be viewed on Wikipedia or in this downloadable pdf file:  Las Vegas High Roller Photo Report

1.43 The completed wheel with the Las Vegas strip in the background

1.43 The completed wheel with the Las Vegas strip in the background

High Roller under construction, March 2013

When completed, High Roller will be taller than the current world’s tallest Ferris wheel,[9][6] the 541 ft (165 m) Singapore Flyer,[10] which opened to the public in March 2008.[11] Arup Engineering, which previously worked on the Singapore Flyer, is responsible for High Roller’s structural plan.[4]

High Roller is currently under construction on Las Vegas Boulevard, across from Caesars Palace, behind The Quad Resort and Casino (formerly the Imperial Palace) and the Flamingo Las Vegas on the site of the former O’Sheas Casino.[9] Passengers were originally expected to have to pay less than $20 per ride;[9] estimates had risen to “about $25 per person” by mid-2012 then “about $30 per person” in September 2013 news reports.[12] A full rotation of the wheel is expected to take about 30 minutes.[6]

Below some pictures from the High Wheel under construction

Las Vegas Jobsite Photo Report Final Report: 1/13/2014

Las Vegas Jobsite Photo Report
Final Report: 1/13/2014

1.1 A customized winch system suspended from the top of the rim is rigged in preparation for chain fall platform removal

1.1 A customized winch system suspended from the top of the rim is rigged in preparation
for chain fall platform removal

1.2 The first of five section of the chain fall platform is cut free and lowered down

1.2 The first of five section of the chain fall platform is cut free and lowered down

1.3 Looking up from the maintenance platform as the piece is lowered out

1.3 Looking up from the maintenance platform as the piece is lowered out

1.4 Ironworkers prepare to rig the section to a 90t RT crane in order to transfer the load off the winch system and swing the piece away from the wheel cables

1.4 Ironworkers prepare to rig the section to a 90t RT crane in order to transfer the load off
the winch system and swing the piece away from the wheel cables

1.9 An ironworker steadies the tie beam as one of the chain fall saddles is lowered out

1.9 An ironworker steadies the tie beam as one of the chain fall saddles is lowered out