Denver, CO (PRWEB) September 19, 2013
Colorado Wire & Cable Co is proud to announce its role in the construction of the world’s largest observation wheel in Las Vegas, set to be completed early in 2014.
Since 1977, Colorado Wire & Cable Co. has provided tray cable and wire supply and services to a growing list of commercial and industrial projects that now includes a larger-than-life urban observation wheel in Sin City.
Last week, the final 60-ft piece of the 550-ft. multimillion dollar Ferris wheel, aptly named the High Roller, was put into place. The wheel, which is 100 feet taller than the London Eye, 30 feet taller than China's Star of Nanchang and 9 feet taller than the Singapore Flyer, will carry 3.5 million pounds of steel and feature 1500 LED lights.
Sitting between the Flamingo and Harrah's hotel-casino, it will be the main attraction of the outdoor Linq project by Caesars Entertainment Corporation when it starts revolving early next year.
With the outer shell of the wheel complete, builders are preparing to begin the next phase of construction—installation of 28 futuristic, glass-enclosed cabins. Denver-based company Colorado Wire & Cable Co supplied the electrical wire and control cable that will help power each of the 44,000-pound observation orbs.
The 40 passenger pods, which will include multiple flat screen TVs and iPod docks, have been manufactured and assembled by Grand Junction’s Leitener Poma factory with a majority of American parts—including Colorado Wire & Cable Co’s instrumentation cable and control cable.
Vegas visitors will be able to book events in the cabins, as well as bring drinks onboard the glass orbs, which will make 30-minute revolutions around the wheel as it rotates one foot per second. Installation of the cabins, which feature 300 square feet of laminate glass, will begin in the next two months.
About Colorado Wire & Cable Co
Colorado Wire & Cable Co has served the industrial wire and cable supply needs of contractors, engineers, and owners throughout the U.S. for more than 30 years, providing services for the construction and renovation of hospitals, prisons, stadiums oil refineries and more. The company has a storied history of providing the very best manufacturing in tray cable, instrumentation cable, and control cable for all electrical applications.
As an industry leader, the cable and wire company carries dozens of industry brands, including Okonite CLX, Shawflex, Alan Wire, Belden, and prides itself on having a constantly expanding selection of cable and wire brands for any and every type of project.