LAS VEGAS -- Steve Wynn may be taking his much-talked-about
project, Le Reve, to new heights -- literally.
The word on the street is that Wynn has reworked the specs on
the property and added two additional floors that will make it the
tallest building on the Strip, aside from the 1,149-foot tower at
Even though the latest Vegas phase is to build bigger on the
Strip, the Strotosphere's sizable claim to fame seems safe for the
The Desert Inn property would stand at 528 feet, 48 stories and
include 2,611 rooms.
Groundbreaking is expected to take place by the end of the year,
as soon as Wynn finalizes the $1.65 billion it's going to take to
Speaking of size: Just as the roller coaster atop the
Stratosphere reaches the realm of "been there, done that" by Vegas
standards comes news of a 560-foot Ferris wheel on the Strip.
At least that's the plan from Voyager Entertainment
International, which is the firm planning the "vertical rotating
vehicle" (this is Las Vegas, after all).
"Voyager," as the project is dubbed, has the capacity to spin
some 7 million guests per year (at $18 a pop) above the Strip. And,
in true Vegas fashion, being the world's tallest Ferris wheel just
isn't good enough.
Therefore, Voyager will include retail shops, restaurants and a
night club in the "eye of the wheel."