High RollerLocated on Las Vegas Boulevard, across from Caesars Palace. The High Roller is the world’s tallest Ferris Wheel, 9 ft (2.7 m) taller than the 541-foot (165 m) Singapore Flyer, which held the record from its opening in 2008until High Roller opened to the public on March 31, 2014. The wheel rotates on a pair of custom-designed spherical roller bearings, each weighing approximately 19,400 lb (8,800 kg). Each bearing has an outer diameter of 7.55 feet (2.30 m), an inner bore of 5.25 feet (1.60 m), and a width of 2.07 feet (0.63 m). The outer rim comprises 28 sections, each 56 feet (17 m) long, which were temporarily held in place during construction by a pair of 275-foot (84 m) radial struts, prior to being permanently secured by four cables. The passenger cabins (or capsules) are mounted on the wheel’s outboard rim and are individually rotated by electric motors to smoothly maintain a horizontal cabin floor throughout each full rotation. Preliminary designs anticipated 32 passenger cabins, each with a 40 passenger capacity with the final design accommodating 28 40-person cabins and a total capacity of 1,120 passengers. Each 225-square-foot (20.9 m2)cabin weighs approximately 44,000 pounds (20,000 kg), has a diameter of 22 feet (6.7 m), includes 300 square feet (28 m2) of glass, and is equipped with eight flat-screen televisions and an iPod dock.  At night the wheel is illuminated by a 2,000-LED system which can display a single solid color, differently colored sections, multiple colors moving around the rim, and custom displays for special events and holidays. New York City is building a Ferris Wheel on Staten Island (St. George), the 630-foot, or roughly 60-story, attraction will be the tallest observation wheel in the world. The Dubai Eye is also in the works. Planners say it will tower 689 feet over the city.  More info on the high Roller can be found here  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Roller_%28Ferris_wheel%29

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