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Beijing Great Wheel

Identification

Beijing Great Wheel
The Great Observation Wheel, Beijing
313155

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Structure in General

ferris wheel
under construction [on hold]
yes

Facts

  • The wheel's height - 208 metres - was chosen because minus a zero, it matches the year of the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. However, due to design changes the wheel was not completed by the time of the Games.
  • The construction incorporates in excess of 1,500 tonnes of steel.
  • This would become the world's tallest ferris wheel, superseding the Singapore Flyer on completion.
  • Beijing Great Wheel's rim is surrounded by 48 air-conditioned capsules with a total capacity of 1,920 people.

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Location

Chaoyang Park
Beijing
Beijing
China

Technical Data

682.41 ft
682.41 ft
2007

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