Friday, July 17, 2015

Two Poles to Nowhere

SkyVue Poles on the Right
Two huge Ferris wheels were supposed to be online in Las Vegas by now, offering magnificent views of Las Vegas from on high.

"High Roller," of course, is already in operation mid-Strip at the Linq, but its competitor across from the Mandalay Bay at the south end of the Strip – "SkyVue" – is going nowhere. Its two 247-foot columns are pointing heavenward in what looks like a desperate plea for help.

It appears money problems and construction liens are the culprits. Building permits have expired, and in order for the project to continue, the develops will have to start over from scratch.

Originally announced as a 518-foot high wheel, the project was to cost $40 million. The developers had envisioned among other site attractions, a unicorn (!) petting zoo for children on the site, unicorn races, plus a nightclub and shopping complex. That was over a year ago.

I'll believe it when I see it.

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