VIDEO: Vegas's LINQ Project and World's Largest Ferris Wheel
By Neal Broverman
Walking in Vegas can be tough: if you're anywhere outside of the Strip or Downtown, it's virtually impossible. While Downtown is somewhat managable, Strip sidewalks are often packed to the gills and walkers are forced to go over cumbersome pedestrian bridges and wait insanely long times just to cross the street. But Caesars Palace is building a development that will allow people to stroll (and shop and eat and drink).
The LINQ development is an under-construction pedestrian-friendly promenade located in the middle of the Strip, across from Caesars Palace (which is building the project), next to the new Quad Resort and Casino, and behind a station on the city's monorail. When finished later this year, LINQ will feature innovative stores (including everything from Sprinkles Cupcakes to a Polaroid store) and al-fresco dining (the wine-influenced restaurant Stomping Grape and a Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop sounds exciting), topped off with LED light shows and water features; it's all based on the urban atmosphere found in Manhattan's Meat Packing District.
One of the most exciting features of LINQ is the High Roller Observation Wheel that, when built, will be the tallest such observation wheel in the world; bigger than the London Eye. It will include 28 glass-enclosed cabins that will allow people to party, mingle, and flirt high above Las Vegas. Check out the construction on the wheel below and read more about LINQ here and Las Vegas here.