The view of the Las Vegas Strip from the High Roller at The Linq as seen Monday, March 31, 2014. The world’s tallest observation wheel opened to the public today.(Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
It’s official: Guinness World Records proclaimed the Las Vegas High Roller is the world’s highest observation wheel at a reception Thursday.
Michael Empric, Guinness World Records adjudicator, presented David Codiga, executive project director of The LINQ, and the team who designed and constructed the wheel with a certificate affirming the attraction’s superlative height.
The project was touted as world’s highest throughout its construction, but induction into the world records requires adherence to certain standards.
Guinness rules qualify the record based on the diameter of the wheel, which must be a permanent structure. The project team had to submit information about the wheel’s design and construction as well as an independent surveyor’s report verifying the diameter of the wheel.
According to a release from Caesars Entertainment Corp., more than 300 guests including the High Roller project team, contractors and crew, executives and special guests were at the ceremony, which included a special gallery exhibit depicting the construction of the High Roller by photographer Denise Truscello.
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