Caesars to Break Ground on $500 Million Las Vegas Strip Project

Construction will begin this month on a $500 million development in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip that will include a 550-foot observation wheel — developers insist it not be called a Ferris wheel — and a restaurant-entertainment district linking the Imperial Palace and Flamingo resorts.

Clark County commissioners approved the 18-month "Linq" project Wednesday, giving Caesars Entertainment the green light to break ground. The project will employ 3,000 construction workers; when it’s complete it will create 1,500 new jobs.

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