Plans to build a 650ft (~198m) roller coaster, come observation tower, have been submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for assessment.
The Polercoaster, as it is called, has been proposed to be situated on the main Las Vegas strip. Due to the sheer height of the structure and it’s location in relation to the McCarran International Airport, the FAA need to evaluate whether it would be a hazard to flight safety.
For any tall structure in the vicinity of an airport/ airbase it is best to assess whether it complies with the zoning regulations, or in the UK Physical Safeguarding rules early on. For a quick but comprehensive check, we recommend using our online Obstruction Assessment. This is suitable for any structure anywhere, and can be run in accordance with FAA Part 77, ICAO Annex 14, UK Military or UK CAA CAP 168 methodology.
Plans for the Polercoaster show that, if built, it would be the second tallest item on the strip (according to the Las Vegas Review Journal), being beaten only by the Fountainbleau resort.
Read the Las Vegas Review article here