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Final passenger cabin attached to Las Vegas High Roller

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Final passenger cabin attached to Las Vegas High Roller

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Dec 3, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Las Vegas High Roller Observation Wheel hit another construction milestone on Tuesday.

The wheel's final passenger cabin was attached to the wheel's rim.

The addition of the 28th cabin is another accomplishment in the construction and engineering of the world's tallest observation wheel.

The 550-foot tall wheel will be the focal point of The LINQ, Caesars Entertainment's $550 million outdoor retail, dining and entertainment district.

To attach the wheel's 28 cabins, the team went through many hours of detailed planning enabling crews to install the final cabin in roughly half the time originally planned.

While the High Roller is now structurally complete, the next phase for the construction team includes adding lighting and communications systems, completing the platform structure and testing the various systems of the wheel, as well as the removal of temporary construction equipment.

The LINQ will open in phases beginning in late 2013.

During the construction phase, The LINQ and High Roller have employed about 3,000 construction workers and will create approximately 1,500 permanent jobs upon opening.

Krista Hostetler

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Krista Hostetler is currently the Senior Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.