High Roller Observation Wheel

  • Date: 2014
  • Location: 3545 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas NV
  • Category: Electrical, mechanical and fire suppression

The latest structure to alter the ever-changing Las Vegas skyline presented a unique power distribution challenge to its electrical construction contractor.

Riders step on board the 550-foot-tall High Roller observation wheel, the largest of its kind in the world, while it’s turning. Providing a constant power supply to a moving wheel called for a unique solution. Bombard Electric installed a 480-volt bus rail that runs around the circumference of the rim, maintaining constant contact with the 28 capsules to provide power. The power supplied to each capsule runs video screens, security cameras, fire alarms, and heating and cooling systems to keep riders safe and comfortable. The electrical system also powers 2,000 color-changing LED lights that put on a show every night. 

The High Roller anchors the LINQ, a bustling new entertainment district along the Strip. The 300,000-square-foot district features restaurants, retail stores, a hotel/casino, a music venue and a bowling alley. Several MDU Construction Services Group companies provided construction services at the LINQ. Desert Fire Protection designed and installed fire protection systems for several tenants, including Brooklyn Bowl, Tilted Kilt and Fame Street.

Lone Mountain Excavation & Utilities provided grading, utility trenching, build out and excavation services for the LINQ project core and shell, as well as various tenant improvements. Bombard Mechanical installed HVAC, plumbing and refrigeration systems for the LINQ and many other tenants, including Yard House, Koto, Flour & Barley and 12 AM Run.