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Firm seeks FAA OK for Vegas Roller Coaster

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A developer is reportedly seeking federal approval for air space for a 650-foot-tall roller coaster on the Las Vegas Strip.

The coaster would feature an observation tower with potential retail space, restaurant or bar and an observation area.  It could carry 800-1,600 passengers per hour.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that U.S. Thrill Rides LLC submitted plans to the Federal Aviation Administration in April for the ride it calls the Polercoaster.

The application shows the tower at the Tropicana Las Vegas hotel-casino on the south end of the Strip.

That means the FAA has to assess hazards to air traffic at nearby McCarran International Airport.

The structure would be about half as high as the 1,149-foot Stratosphere tower — topped by an observation deck, dining and retail.

Company spokesperson told MyFoxNY.com that the company cannot comment on any specific project in Las Vegas.

Copyright 2013 MyFoxNY.com/The Associated Press.

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