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Old March 7th, 2007, 04:02 PM   #221
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Old March 7th, 2007, 06:50 PM   #222
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only from the webcam
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Old March 9th, 2007, 04:41 PM   #223
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Old March 9th, 2007, 06:25 PM   #224
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Higher then the heighest dutch skyscraper!!! :S :P

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Old March 11th, 2007, 04:55 PM   #225
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Old March 11th, 2007, 05:06 PM   #226
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Old March 11th, 2007, 07:01 PM   #227
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so it'll b as tall as those Suntec Towers.Hope i can hoop in that soon
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Old March 11th, 2007, 08:20 PM   #228
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I would really like having something like this in Budapest...
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Old March 11th, 2007, 09:29 PM   #229
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the half wheel is done
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Old March 12th, 2007, 03:58 AM   #230
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so it'll b as tall as those Suntec Towers.Hope i can hoop in that soon
I think Suntec Towers are slightly taller than it.

This panorama was taken from Suntec rooftop:

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The Flyer can be seen on the left.

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Old March 12th, 2007, 05:35 PM   #231
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Old March 15th, 2007, 02:09 PM   #232
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Singapore Flyer to attract in more ways than one

Singapore Flyer to attract in more ways than one
By Jasmine Yin, TODAY | Posted: 14 March 2007 1053 hrs

SINGAPORE: A panoramic sweep of Singapore's skyline and even parts of Malaysia may not be the only thing visitors take in when the Singapore Flyer opens next year.

They will be able to rub shoulders with wax models of celebrities like David Beckham, or even hop on a roller-coaster train, if plans to develop a second attraction at the 165-m-tall giant observation wheel take off.

TODAY understands that the Singapore Flyer management could hook up with the United Kingdom-based Tussauds Group, which owns the Madame Tussauds museum in cities such as New York and Hong Kong.

It is also behind the London Eye giant observation wheel — the top-paying tourist attraction in Britain — and a host of theme parks such as Alton Towers and the Chessington World of Adventures.

A source told this newspaper that both parties are in "serious talks" following a visit here last month by London Eye senior executives as part of a publicity tour in Asia.

When contacted, managing director for Singapore Flyer Peter Purcell said: "We are unable to comment regarding ongoing discussions."

Just last week, private equity firm Blackstone Group agreed to buy over the Tussauds Group for £1 billion ($2.95 billion) to create what is touted to be the world's second-biggest operator of tourist attractions, by visitor numbers, after Disney.

Blackstone's Merlin Entertainments Group operates the Legoland theme parks in Denmark and Germany and Italy's biggest theme park Gardaland, among other attractions.

Meanwhile, Mr Purcell said construction of the Singapore Flyer is ahead of schedule and that he has received offers from 23 bidders who are interested in leasing space.

In fact, one bidder is even proposing to take up the entire ground floor. But Mr Purcell said: "We are not in a mad rush to sign leases."

He added that credit card, alcohol and hi-tech bigwigs have approached him to sponsor and co-brand the Singapore Flyer, in the mould of the British Airways London Eye.

As for the $300-million Singapore Oceanarium proposal that he and a consortium of local and foreign investors had pitched last year, Mr Purcell said that it is still pending a decision from the authorities.

The authorities have suggested two sites outside of Marina Bay for the proposal, with at least one site in the East Coast.

He reiterated his desire to anchor what he described as an "edu-tourism" proposal in Singapore, but did not rule out other offers of interest the consortium has had from the Middle East, the United States and even Brazil.

Asked about the recent tremors felt in Singapore following two earthquakes in Sumatra, Mr Purcell said the Flyer's structure was not affected.

He said: "The design capacity of a structure of this type is pretty fantastic because it's designed to last 100 years. Our engineers from Arup have assured us that all the safeguards for any sort of natural phenomenon have been taken into account." - TODAY/fa
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Old March 15th, 2007, 03:19 PM   #233
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Old March 15th, 2007, 04:11 PM   #234
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How did you capture the image?
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Old March 15th, 2007, 05:07 PM   #235
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when you can see the webcam pic in the net you must make a right-click on the pic and choose "copy graphic-adress" ( it works with Firefox and probably a lot other browsers ). when you've copied you can fill in the adress, only add the [IMG]...[/IMG] and you can see it here in the forum

that's the graphic adress of this pic: http://www.singaporeflyer.com.sg/web...age/webcam.jpg
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Old March 15th, 2007, 05:22 PM   #236
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when you can see the webcam pic in the net you must make a right-click on the pic and choose "copy graphic-adress" ( it works with Firefox and probably a lot other browsers ). when you've copied you can fill in the adress, only add the [IMG]...[/IMG] and you can see it here in the forum

that's the graphic adress of this pic: http://www.singaporeflyer.com.sg/web...age/webcam.jpg
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Old March 15th, 2007, 11:17 PM   #237
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Very interesting to see how this thing is being constructed!
The structural system of the finished wheel will be relatively simple and very effective. The spokes will be in tension and the ring in compression, this will keep the ring in it's shape and there is no need to worry about buckling of the spokes.
I bet the construction phase took up about 90% of the design effort. The difficulty is that untill the ring is complete you need a completely different structural system (in this case these big temporary booms) to hold the thing up.
I believe this was avoided at the construction of The London Eye by building it on the ground and jacking the entire thing up into to it's vertical position after the ring was completed.
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Old March 16th, 2007, 01:35 PM   #238
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Very interesting to see how this thing is being constructed!
The structural system of the finished wheel will be relatively simple and very effective. The spokes will be in tension and the ring in compression, this will keep the ring in it's shape and there is no need to worry about buckling of the spokes.
I bet the construction phase took up about 90% of the design effort. The difficulty is that untill the ring is complete you need a completely different structural system (in this case these big temporary booms) to hold the thing up.
I believe this was avoided at the construction of The London Eye by building it on the ground and jacking the entire thing up into to it's vertical position after the ring was completed.
Ah, I was curious because during construction the wheel position is not in equilibrum.
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Old March 17th, 2007, 08:13 PM   #239
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Singapore Flyer to attract in more ways than one
By Jasmine Yin, TODAY | Posted: 14 March 2007 1053 hrs

SINGAPORE: A panoramic sweep of Singapore's skyline and even parts of Malaysia may not be the only thing visitors take in when the Singapore Flyer opens next year.

They will be able to rub shoulders with wax models of celebrities like David Beckham, or even hop on a roller-coaster train, if plans to develop a second attraction at the 165-m-tall giant observation wheel take off.

TODAY understands that the Singapore Flyer management could hook up with the United Kingdom-based Tussauds Group, which owns the Madame Tussauds museum in cities such as New York and Hong Kong.

It is also behind the London Eye giant observation wheel — the top-paying tourist attraction in Britain — and a host of theme parks such as Alton Towers and the Chessington World of Adventures.

A source told this newspaper that both parties are in "serious talks" following a visit here last month by London Eye senior executives as part of a publicity tour in Asia.

When contacted, managing director for Singapore Flyer Peter Purcell said: "We are unable to comment regarding ongoing discussions."

Just last week, private equity firm Blackstone Group agreed to buy over the Tussauds Group for £1 billion ($2.95 billion) to create what is touted to be the world's second-biggest operator of tourist attractions, by visitor numbers, after Disney.

Blackstone's Merlin Entertainments Group operates the Legoland theme parks in Denmark and Germany and Italy's biggest theme park Gardaland, among other attractions.

Meanwhile, Mr Purcell said construction of the Singapore Flyer is ahead of schedule and that he has received offers from 23 bidders who are interested in leasing space.

In fact, one bidder is even proposing to take up the entire ground floor. But Mr Purcell said: "We are not in a mad rush to sign leases."

He added that credit card, alcohol and hi-tech bigwigs have approached him to sponsor and co-brand the Singapore Flyer, in the mould of the British Airways London Eye.
- TODAY/fa
Do we need another Tussauds wax displays? nope. flyers and wax dnt mix

sponship?, hope not, i prefer it remains singapore flyer. or maybe singapore airlins can sponsor. Singapore Air Flyer!
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Old March 25th, 2007, 05:23 PM   #240
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(1) Captured at Esplanade Promenade.


(2) Captured at Esplanade deck on 5th floor.


(3) Captured at Marina Bay Garden beside water way.
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