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Stratosphere Tower

Identification

Stratosphere Tower
122231

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Structure in General

observation tower
existing [completed]
white
modernism

Usages

restaurant observation

Facts

  • The maximum elevator speed is 540 m/min.
  • Tower is part of the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino.
  • Top levels of tower include a lounge, restaurant, observation decks, wedding chapel, and thrill rides.
  • Tallest free-standing structure in western North America.
  • During construction the tower was hit by lightning that started a small fire.
  • Part of the 228-foot high mast has a 160-foot long ride "Big Shot" that takes you up and drops you at 45mph.
  • According to advertisements and tour guides, the tower is "as tall as a 100-story building".
  • Other top-of-the-tower rides include world's highest roller coaster and two rides that involve having the visitors hang off the edge of the tower.

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Location

2000 Las Vegas Boulevard South
89104
Las Vegas
Nevada
U.S.A.

Technical Data

1,149.02 ft
1,149.02 ft
921.00 ft
854.99 ft
872.01 ft
113
1994
1996
4

Involved Companies

MEP engineering, antenna site management, architectural metalwork supplier, concrete supplier, crane supplier (construction), developer, elevator supplier, facade engineering, facade maintenance system supplier, formwork supplier, general contractor, lighting consultant, owner, shell construction, steel supplier, wind surveyor

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • Revolving floor is present