This is the view from 550 feet above Las Vegas

The view from the top of the Las Vegas High Roller at The LINQ on Monday in Las Vegas, Nev. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The High Roller, a 550-foot-tall observation wheel on the Las Vegas Strip, opened to the public on Monday. Sitting across from Caesars Palace, it is the world’s tallest observational wheel, overtaking the Singapore Flyer (which is about 541 feet) — though the New York Wheel, scheduled to open on Staten Island in 2016, will be 630 feet. Here is what it looks like from the outside:

A view of the Las Vegas High Roller on Sunday. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.
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Mark Berman · March 31, 2014