The High Roller Is Recognized By Guinness World Records As The Tallest Wheel

Posted Tuesday, April 22, 2014 by in The Linq. No Comments.

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Vegas does it bigger (and better): the High Roller at The LINQ in Las Vegas tops out at 550 feet.

Las Vegas’ skyline-changing High Roller at The LINQ was officially recognized as the World’s Tallest Observation Wheel last week. Guinness World Records Adjudicator Michael Empric joined the High Roller project team and crew, Caesars Entertainment executives, media and prominent members of the community at a splashy reception in the private “wheel house” reception space to do the honors. The party also featured a gallery exhibit by photographer Denise Truscello, showcasing photos of all phases of the wheel’s construction up to its recent opening.

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Executive Project Director of The LINQ, David Codiga, Guinness World Record Adjudicator Michael Empric and Caesars Entertainment Executive Vice President of Domestic Development Greg Miller before the recognition ceremony. Photo by Bryan Steffy

The record is based on the total diameter of the wheel, which was required to be a permanent structure. In order to receive the record, the High Roller project team had to submit information about the wheel’s design and construction as well as an independent surveyor’s report verifying the measurements.

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The shiny new Guinness World Records certificate went for a ride in one of the High Roller’s pods.

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