630 foot tall Giant Observation Wheel
Expected to be completed in 2017
Has began construction in Staten Island New York
Will be the tallest wheel in the world (pending completion of the proposed Dubai Wheel)
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Wheel accommodates 36 capsules with a 40 person capacity. Design of the wheel included sophisticated computer modeling and analysis. The Rim is 570 ft in diameter supported by 144 large structural steel cables that are more than 3 in in diameter. The structure is supported by 18ft diameter legs which provide resistance to wind and seismic forces.