Caesars gets green light on entertainment district and ferris wheel on Las Vegas Strip
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) - America's playground will soon have not one, but two, massive observation wheels on the Las Vegas Strip.
Plans are already in place for the Skyvue project, a towering ferris wheel that will light up the South end of the Strip across from the Mandalay Bay.
And now, Caesars Entertainment has also gotten the go-ahead to build a massive observation wheel, as part of their new entertainment district.
The wheel is just one part of a massive addition to the Strip that Caesars is calling "Project Linq."
The project will include new facades for O'Sheas and Imperial Palace, as well as 326,000 square feet of retail and a 550 foot observation wheel.
The plan calls for retail, dining and entertainment that runs between the Imperial Palace and Flamingo Casinos.
But perhaps most importantly for the city, Project Linq is expected to create 3,000 construction jobs and 1,500 permanent positions.