Stratosphere faces residents opposed to giant coaster in Vegas
Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2001 4:45 AM | Contributed by Sampleman7
Stratosphere officials have spent six figures working with Arrow to see if it's feasible to build a coaster on the Las Vegas structure. They intend to pitch their plan to the planning commission despite opposition from surrounding residents.
I really want to see it happen. I am going back in at least a year, and would love to ride this thing. Hopefully it is passed, and contstruction would start immediately. ----------------- Nitro: The Most Explosive Coaster on the Planet explodes at Six Flags Great Adventure in 2001.
This has been in the rumor mill for ages....I think it is Stratosphere's last hope to revive the fallen-from-favor resort. Personally, I think it's an excellent plan, but then again, I don't live near the hotel.
Does anyone else see a trend here with the NIMBY folks? If you don't like it, move.
Give me a break. The neighbors are worried about their houses being unsellable because of a roller coaster....yet they live next to casinos with gaudy flashing lights, 24-hour revelry, drinking, legal prostitution..... people are so dumb.
Some of you are asking a lot of the neighbors. Imagine you bought an expensive home and then someone wants to build a 750ft. tall roller coaster in your backyard. That's what I would call an eyesore based on the drawing, something Las Vegas is very good at. The neighbors don't want to live near a loud amusement park ride that will probably drop their property values. Can you blame them?
Will this coaster top the king Millennium Force and Steel Dragon 2000. Will it break the 400 foot mark with a elevator cable lift system, I personaly dont think it will happen but if it does it will make my day you can bet I will be driving from Minnesota to ride it!
I agree with Jeff on this one. It would make the houses very hard to sell if they can not find a way to reduce the noise somehow. If that can be done, the people would probably not be so worried about their houses. On the otherhand, anyone who has been to Las Vegas knows that their is enough noise from Hotels, Casinos, and everything else. In that aspect, the noise shouldn't even be a concern. I have been to the Stratosphere and the one that said you hear someone screaming every 15 minutes is crazy I think. You only hear some screams while on top of the tower, I have never heard anything while at the base on the Strip. I could be wrong since I do not live there, but all the times I have been there, I never have.
Also, does this not sound like the SFWoA problem too? It seems to be a major concern everywhere.
The neighborhood in question is a nice one. If it weren't for the tower, you would not be able to tell you were in Vegas.
BUT... If it weren't for the new thrills, and wacky inovations of resorts in town, the city wouldn't be a prosperous as it is today. LV needs a new wave of "newness" to attract tourists. The scale of this project could start another building boom.
Also, they can't build on the west side, cause there isn't room, they don't own enough land, and they lost a battle to take it over eminant domain a few years ago.
Yes, you can hear the screaming. When I worked at Circus Circus, our woredrobe building is about the same distance away from the tower, if not farther, and you really can hear it. So much so, you can here the coaster rolling, and the compression-release from the bigshot. You can't hear it on the strip because of the traffic.