Largest Observation Wheel in the Western Hemisphere: The SkyVue is coming to Las Vegas
SkyVue, slated to become the largest observation wheel in the Western Hemisphere, began the journey to its July 4th, 2013 opening by laying its foundation with a convoy of more than 100 trucks filling approximately 1,300 cubic yards of concrete.
Located directly across from Mandalay Bay, the SkyVue wheel will tower 500 feet above the famed Las Vegas Strip and feature 32, 24-person gondolas and two HD LED Multi Media displays at the center of the wheel, each measuring 50,000 square feet. Sizing up to the length of two football fields, the distinctive signs will be the world's largest displays offering spectacular visuals for the Strip's three-mile stretch and beyond. "With incomparable views and an impeccable design, SkyVue will be the must-see attraction next year," said developer Howard Bulloch. Perhaps equally important, the SkyVue wheel brings Las Vegas back to its roots as an over-the-top destination with jaw-dropping sights and entertainment. The climate-controlled gondolas will offer breathtaking views of the city skyline with each ride completing in 30 minutes. Guests will have the opportunity to rent out a gondola for private events, weddings, and more, complete with catering services. In addition, the project will offer more than 200,000 square feet of retail space and an additional 20,000 square feet for conventions.
Based on information presented by SkyVue