Stratosphere Las Vegas

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Stratosphere Tower
Stratosphere Las Vegas logo.svg
Aerial view Casino Stratosphere LAS 09 2017 4912.jpg
Stratosphere Tower in 2017
General information
TypeObservation tower
LocationLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Address2000 Las Vegas Boulevard South
GroundbreakingNovember 5, 1991
Construction startedFebruary 1992
OpenedApril 30, 1996[1][2]
CostUS$70 million
OwnerGolden Entertainment
Antenna spire1,149 ft (350.2 m)
Technical details
Lifts/elevators7 (4 high speed double deck elevators, 3 local elevators in the pod)
Design and construction
ArchitectNed Baldwin
DeveloperBob Stupak
Other information
Number of rooms2,427

The Stratosphere Las Vegas (formerly Vegas World) is a hotel, casino and tower located on Las Vegas Boulevard just north of the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

The tower's main attraction is the 1,149 ft (350.2 m) Stratosphere Tower, the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States,[4] and the second-tallest in the Western Hemisphere, surpassed only by the CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario.

It is the tallest tower west of the Mississippi River[5] and also the tallest structure in Las Vegas and in the state of Nevada.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Stratosphere Tower, Las Vegas". Emporis. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  2. "Facts about the Stratosphere Tower". USA Today. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  3. "Stratosphere undergoes $20 million renovation". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  4. "- Big Shot Stratosphere Tower Rides". Las Vegas Amusement Parks. 2011. Archived from the original on 26 June 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2011.
  5. "The Stratosphere Tower to Dim Lights in Honor of Seven-Time NASCAR Champion Dale Earnhardt" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-08-27. Retrieved 2016-03-12.