You know that tall, pointy thing at the north end of the Strip? Pretty iconic, the Stratosphere.
The Stratosphere tower was the result of a concept whipped up by Bob Stupak, a Las Vegas character who made an indelible impression on Las Vegas, not to mention its famous skyline. Stupak passed away in 2009.
There’s something you might not have known about Sin City’s Stratosphere tower: As the Stratosphere project was originally being conceived, it was going to include a giant ape that would carry riders up and down one of the tower’s columns.
The King Kong-like ape attraction concept was later scrapped, but it’s a fascinating “what might have been” from Sin City’s colorful history.
Now you know.