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Old October 6th, 2016, 06:50 PM   #1
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NEW YORK | The New York Wheel | 192m | 630ft | U/C

I'm making a thread for this in the Highrises section because it really seems to get lost where it is right now - a side-mention in the Empire Outlets/Lighthouse Point thread in General Urban Developments.

See thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1842124

If someone thinks it should go in the Skyscrapers section btw (it meets the 650ft limit but not the 200m one), it can be moved.

Three recent posts from two different threads with renders and updates:

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The pedestals that the legs will bolt to are suppose to be here any day from Montreal. Legs will be here October 1st. They are coming on the Palabora from BBC Chartering. Just today (9/20/16) they passed through the port of Gibraltar. I could only assume they will be delivered directly to the site? Instead of to SBMT to then be loaded on a boat or barge, then to the site? The :R 1300 that was at the parking garage was taken down today.

A LR 11350 is at SBMT along with a LR 1600 and LR 1300

Photo of half of one leg

https://www.instagram.com/p/BKItX-Sj...orkwheel&hl=en

My friend who works for Mammoet USA in Texas said they shipped up this strand jack to assist assembly





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630-foot Ferris wheel is slowly coming together on the Staten Island shore

Will become the biggest observation wheel in the world when it is finished in about a year and a half (until Dubai's is done)




















Legs arrive this weekend













Set to open April, 2018


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Heavy Lift Ship: Palabora CL 900 Lo-Lo (DWT: 10,052 Tons GT: 11,473, 133.94 m x 23.01 m) BBC Chartering
Crane Ship: Liebherr CBB 4700-450 (2x 450 Tonnes - max lift 900 Tonnes)













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http://www.mammoet.com/en/news/mammoet-successfully-delivers-legs-of-new-york-wheel

http://www.waltertosto.it/news/ultime-news/new-york-celebra-l-arrivo-dei-primi-pezzi-della-ruota-panoramica
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Old October 6th, 2016, 07:27 PM   #2
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Holy those are huge.
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Old October 6th, 2016, 07:51 PM   #3
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On no, not another one. The one in London is such an "eye"-sore. It ruins the skyline. They're just so ugly, and generic. Why not a spiral, like a towering DNA strand, with the cabins spiraling up then down on the outer edges. Or at least anything that's a bit different. What's the point of every major city having one of these ugly gigantic bicycle wheels?
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Old October 6th, 2016, 07:53 PM   #4
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Even if I agreed that it would ruin the skyline (I don't), I don't even think it could do that all the way from Staten Island.
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Old October 6th, 2016, 10:00 PM   #5
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It will have a marginal effect on the skyline because of its location, that's why I think it will actually add something to the NYC skyline.
To be fair, I'm not sure I'd feel the same way if it was much closer to Manhattan.
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Old October 7th, 2016, 03:09 PM   #6
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I agree, I wouldn't want it to be part of the skyline, either. That's the London thing and I don't think it would fit Manhattan. It'll be a nice counterpoint and I think in shots from a distance it will work well with the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.

In fact I wouldn't mind other non-building tall structures in parts of New York away from Manhattan, like an observation or maybe the world's tallest wind turbines. The city can never have enough cool things.

On a different note, I find that "world's biggest until Dubai's is done" claim absurdly optimistic. The legs for Ain Dubai are standing and a crane is currently being erected for assembling the wheel.
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Old October 7th, 2016, 04:21 PM   #7
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Even shorter, this one is definitely much cooler than the Dubai Eye.
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In fact I wouldn't mind other non-building tall structures in parts of New York away from Manhattan, like an observation or maybe the world's tallest wind turbines. The city can never have enough cool things.
I wouldn't mind something similar to British Airways i360 ( observation tower) in Brighton, UK, somewhere in Manhattan. I like how the structure moves up and down. I think it would make the skyline dynamic, and it will certainly add some freshness.
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I think a Rainbow Ferris Wheel like this would look fantastic facing the Hudson River near Hudson Yards. But closer to 200-300ft than 630ft which is enormous and nearly 50% taller than the London Eye.

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I wouldn't mind something similar to British Airways i360 ( observation tower) in Brighton, UK, somewhere in Manhattan. I like how the structure moves up and down. I think it would make the skyline dynamic, and it will certainly add some freshness.


NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!...LOL!..You're gonna have the Manhattan Signature with 30 Hudson Yards amazing outdoor observation desk!
No need for some cheesy tourists toy as New York is in a class of its own like Paris,Florence or Saint Petersburg..

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Haha well, I guess you're right. (I don't find Saint Petersburg that classy, though).
I actually find the design of that observation tower sleek, that's why I mentioned it.
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I think we got enough of those gimmicky observation decks in the city but if there needs to be one more, I hope it's something creative that adds something to the mystique of NYC.
Something like the SOM concept for Grand Central, which I think should be built somewhere in the city at some point. Not sure sure it's ideal for GC actually but it would be great around Times Square or in HY or somewhere downtown.

http://www.som.com/projects/grand_centrals_next_100









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I also liked that idea, most of it because the concept was so futuristic and I don't really like conservative attitudes, but I agree that architecture should strive to look classy and elegant, and by the way that concept achieves that appeal for me.
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Haha well, I guess you're right. (I don't find Saint Petersburg that classy, though).
I actually find the design of that observation tower sleek, that's why I mentioned it.

Lol! r u french?..class doesn't mean classy,as in Moliere's language(classe)
However,Saint Pet is imo the most romantic(beautiful?) city in the world!!


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No, I'm not French.
We agree on so many things, but I don't really like Saint Petersburg, I find some of its buildings rather cheap and over the top. (but I've heard it was modeled to appear like Venice, or Amsterdam). That video doesn't help me like that city, either, but anyway thanks for sharing.
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Yeah the guy wanted Russia to be more European and modeled "his" city after that, basically a historical Russian version of the vanity project cities we see in oil-rich countries these days. See Astana, Baku, Sharjah, Doha, Mecca, etc.
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Indeed, maybe that's why the impression is rather artificial.
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Indeed, maybe that's why the impression is rather artificial.
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"Outstanding Universal Value

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The unique urban landscape of the port and capital city of Saint Petersburg, rising out of the Neva estuary where it meets the Gulf of Finland, was the greatest urban creation of the 18th century"..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
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The location seems perfect for it.
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