Friday, March 02, 2012

SkyVue Coming to Las Vegas

SkyVue, slated to become the largest observation wheel in the Western Hemisphere, set its foundation today with a convoy of more than 100 trucks filling approximately 1,300 cubic yards of concrete. Destined to become an iconic addition to Las Vegas, SkyVue will offer an unrivaled experience for both visitors and residents when it opens July 4, 2013.

Located directly across from Mandalay Bay, the 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.

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.