SkyVue to be Largest Observation Wheel in the Western Hemisphere

Las Vegas size queens rejoice!

SkyVue, slated to become the largest
observation wheel in the Western Hemisphere, set its foundation today
with a convoy of more than 100 trucks filling approximately 1,300 cubic
yards of concrete. Destined to become an iconic addition to Las Vegas,
SkyVue will offer an unrivaled experience for both visitors and
residents when it opens July 4, 2013.

Located
directly across from Mandalay Bay, the wheel will tower 500 feet above
the famed Las Vegas Strip and feature 32, 24-person gondolas and two HD
LED Multi Media displays at the center of the wheel, each measuring
50,000 square feet. Sizing up to the length of two football fields, the
distinctive signs will be the world’s largest displays offering
spectacular visuals for the Strip’s three-mile stretch and beyond.

 

The
climate-controlled gondolas will offer breathtaking views of the city
skyline with each ride completing in 30 minutes. Guests will have the
opportunity to rent out a gondola for private events, weddings, and
more, complete with catering services. In addition, the project will
offer more than 200,000 square feet of retail space and an additional
20,000 square feet for conventions.

The
project will bring more than 700 construction jobs to the community in
addition to an estimated 500 full-time positions for the entertainment,
dining and retail offerings once the development opens.

 

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