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Observation Wheel Round the World

Seems like Singapore Flyers is not only the largest and Tallest OBSERVATION WHEEL(not a ferris wheel) Dubai, Malaysia, China, UAE r all cumin up wit their largest and tallest wheel in the world. Now the latest addition to the wheel is Las Vegas Wheel. So lets check out those other Wheels around the world

1)London Eye

The British Airways London Eye, also known as the Millennium Wheel, opened in 1999 and was previously the largest observation wheel in the world. London Eye stands 135 metres (443 feet) high on the western end of Jubilee Gardens, on the South Bank of the River Thames in Lambeth, London, England, between Westminster and Hungerford Bridges. the wheel carries 32 sealed and air-conditioned passenger capsules attached to its external circumference. It rotates at 0.26 metres so that one revolution takes about 30 minutes


2)Star Of Nanchang

The Star of Nanchang, the current world's tallest ferris wheel, stands at 162 meters high and is located in the eastern Chinese city of Nanchang, the provincial capital of Jiangxi Province. It opened for business in May of 2006, and cost 57 million Yuan (roughly $7.3 million) to build


3)Dubai Observation Wheel

Dubai will have the world’s tallest observation wheel. Work will begin shortly on the 185-metre (600 feet), $68 million observation wheel, at Dubailand a landmark tourist attraction, which will welcome its first visitors in early 2009 and provide a breathtaking panoramic view of Dubai and beyond. It will have 30 orbiter capsules with a total capacity of 7.5 million guests per year. Enjoy stunning views during a 30 minute fantastic experience.'


4)Eye on Malaysia

The Eye on Malaysia is the tallest portable observation wheel in South-East Asia. The 60-metre structure is located at Titiwangsa Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Coordinates: 3°10'39.20"N, 101°42'15.68"E)
The ferris wheel comprising of 42 gondolas (including 1 VIP one). This giant ferris wheel allows visitors to experience a 360-degree panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur during a 12-minute ride that goes 60 metres high. It offers a magnificent view of Kuala Lumpur and over 20 kilometres of its surroundings including KL Tower and Petronas Twin Towers.


5)UAE Voyager Observation Wheel



The tallest observation wheel in the world will be built in Dubai, after a deal between UAE-based Allied Investment House and Las Vegas-based Voyager Entertainment. The $150m, 600ft wheel will be 100% financed by AIH. It will have 30 orbiter capsules with a total capacity of 7.5m guests per year. The project also includes a restaurant and condominiums.


6)Dallas Observation Wheel


Construction of a 600-foot observation wheel is being planned at a 200-acre development called the Villages of Bear Creek in Euless. The 600-foot tall high-tech attraction to be built by Voyager of Las Vegas, will have the capacity of 7.5 million guests per year with an average individual ride ticket of $18, according to Voyager.
Each wheel consists of 32 sky cruisers seating 20 passengers and making a complete revolution every 27 minutes. Each sky cruiser consists of its own galley and bathroom. This new concept surpasses that of the London Eye Ferris Wheel, which has approximately 4 million riders per year, according to Voyager.


7)Shanghai Kiss

British architecture firms Alsop and Arup are to create a landmark structure to attract visitors to the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai. Located on the Puxi side of the Huangpu River, the 250 m tall towering "Shanghai Kiss” will offer panoramic views over the historic Bund and Pudong. Alsop Director Stephen Pimbley outlines the project, “The sculptural tower is set to rotate every 4 hours whilst a series of visitor pods travel up and around the legs offering unique and exciting views which will be forever changing as the kiss rotates and as the city of Shanghai evolves.”
If built, the Ferris wheel will surpass the London Eye as the world's largest will be able to carry 1,100 passengers at once


8)Las Vegas V2 Wheel



The new V2 design has two new Observation platforms. The new design allows for pools to be placed in the decks on top of the nightclub. The 600-foot structure features 30 "Orbitor" cabins and will increase the nightclub and restaurant facilities to 37,000 square feet which includes the new Observation platforms


9)The Singapore Flyer



The Singapore Flyer is a giant observation wheel under construction in Singapore and slated for an opening by early 2008. Reaching 45 storeys high, it will consist of a wheel with a 150 metre diameter built over a three-storey terminal building for a total height of around 165 metres, exceeding the current largest wheel, The Star of Nanchang, by 3 metres. The wheel will feature 28 air-conditioned capsules with a floor area of 26 square metres and capable of holding 30 passengers each. The constant rotation of the wheel will mean a complete trip lasting an estimated 37 minutes, and has a design capacity of up to 7.3 million passengers a year


posted by gerard @ Tuesday, April 17, 2007