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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

"World's Tallest Farris Wheel To Be Built In New York City"

The World's Tallest Farris wheel will soon be located in New York City. It will be built on the northeastern side of Staten Island, and will be the tallest observation wheel in the world -- 625 feet tall, or, about the height of a 60-story building (which is equal to about half the height of the Empire State Building). Construction is expected to begin in early 2014. It should be finished by New Years Eve, 2015.

Here are some artist's rendition images of the New York Farris wheel.

The New York Ferris wheel will accommodate up to 1,440 people per ride, and will welcome as many as 30,000 visitors per day, with an anticipated 4.5 million visitors per year. Thirty-six capsules, each carrying 40 passengers, will rotate ten inches per second and offer stunning views of New York City. The entire ride will last 38 minutes. It will cost an estimated $230 million to build.

In addition, the new Staten Island Ferris wheel will anchor a retail complex with 100 designer outlet stores, theater space, a hotel, as well as restaurants and cafes.

"Worlds tallest Ferris wheel to turn above New York City"

-Jon

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