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Sunday, March 2, 2008

World's largest Ferris and observation wheels

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Current largest Ferris Wheels Opens
Feb28,2008-At 541(165m) feet tall, the Singapore Flyer is the world's largest observation wheel. The island city's sudden wind gusts were a challenge for designers.

The inaugural rotation cost the companies a hefty S$8,888 ($7,946) per capsule - a prosperous number according to Chinese belief."It's different. It was very cool being able to see to Singapore's golf courses from the top and the F1 (Formula One) pit being built," YThe Singapore Flyer, which opens to the public in March, is 30 metres (98 feet) taller than the London Eye. However, both will be trounced in 2009 by the 208 metre (682 feet) Great Wheel of China in Beijing. The Singapore Flyer, built at a cost of S$240 million, has 28 bus-sized capsules attached to a circular frame 150 metres (492 feet) in diameter. It can accommodate 28 people in each capsule and each ride will cost around S$30 a head and last 30 minutes. The city-state will also host a yearly Formula One race starting this year and is building two casinos at a total cost of over $7 billion.


Under construction:-
1)The Great Beijing Wheel is a proposed Ferris wheel for Beijing, China. It is planned to stand at 208m and will carry up to 1,920 passengers. This will make it the largest Ferris wheel in the world, significantly higher than the Star of Nanchang, the Singapore Flyer, or the London Eye.It is estimated to be completed in 2009.
2)The Great Berlin Wheel (second to The Great Beijing Wheel) to stand at 185m, projected to complete at 2009 in Berlin. Germany.

List of world's largest Ferris and observation wheels
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