Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Progress on the Linq

A few weeks ago we went down to Paris to have lunch out on the patio overlooking the Bellagio fountains. After having a very pleasant lunch out in the warm sunshine we joined the tourists on the Strip and walked up to have a look at what new progress is being made on the Linq project. This is a new remake of the Imperial Palace into the Quad and a meandering street next to it leading to ‘the world’s tallest observation wheel’. The Quad makeover is completed, and next door is the old Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall which is also being upgraded.

Walking north from Paris we come upon Bill’s, at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo. The whole wall is down along Flamingo, and a new parking garage is going up on the north side.


Next to this the alley which will soon house a lot of new restaurants and bars leads east to the observation wheel, which is taller than the one in London.


The Quad has been revised, with new colors and machines, but one long wall is still boarded up, which will soon face the Linq (or whatever they name that street)


Walking back to Paris we can see the work at the rear of Bill’s and the wheel. All of the construction struts are replaced with the final cables, and last week they started hanging the observation pods onto the outside.


You can get a nice view of the progress on a live webcame over at the Linq web site.


Rather than walk past the front again, where the sidewalk was full of street performers, we wandered into Bally’s where the casino connects to the Paris casino via a long shopping walkway. Bally’s still has its old retro entryway, with moving belts (well, not moving belts) and circles.


It was a pleasant afternoon, and always nice to pretend we are tourists without having to fly anywhere.

23 comments:

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

Hi Joe, it's great to see things going on and new stuff in progress!

Duncan In Kuantan

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Looks like things are moving alone pretty quickly Joe. I hope they won't get rid of Bally's retro entry I like it! Being a tourist with no flying involved is the best!

Don said...

I saw the wheel a couple weeks ago and kind of liked the bicycle spoke thing that was going on. The cables will probably be much cooler though.

Stuart said...

That's quite a wheel you got there. I rode the one in London and if this one is bigger then it's going to be an incredible view from above. I'll be looking for your photos of it !

Daly said...

In Vegas I never felt out of place taking photos...

Thanks for the update Joe. I can't believe the progress in development on The Strip since we moved away!

Blond Duck said...

A staycation, as much as I despise that phrase!

Blond Duck said...

A staycation, as much as I despise that phrase!

Rob said...

Only four months since we were there and so many changes. We'll just have to come back.

SOL's view said...

I'm curious to see what it looks like when finished. The whole revamp, wheel and all. You will be posting a pic from the top of the wheel, right Joe?? :)

.•♫•. Nancy .•♫•. said...

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Hello et merci à toi pour cette publication cher Joe !
Je vois que tout progresse bien et que les choses avancent ! Super ! Merci pour les photos.

Je t'embrasse fort et
Je te souhaite un bon dimanche !
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vegasmovers said...
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Blond Duck said...

Looks pretty!

.•♫•. Nancy .•♫•. said...

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Hello Joe !
Je viens te souhaiter un JOYEUX NOËL en famille !

Bises et Bonnes Fêtes !
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Blond Duck said...

Have a great Christmas!

coffeedrinkingwoman said...

I love the photos you post.


And no, I haven't quite fallen of the edge of the earth... It was a close one, though.

ryan james said...

good

ryan james said...

beautiful place

ryan james said...

A staycation, as much as I despise that phrase!

Brad maddox said...
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Blond Duck said...

I hope you're doing well!

ryan james said...
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