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Old December 1st, 2005, 10:16 AM   #81
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Old December 18th, 2005, 12:10 PM   #82
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"...of a GIANT observation wheel..."

sounds so childish.

anyway, has construction started?
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Old December 18th, 2005, 12:53 PM   #83
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It's better than saying mega wheel right??
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Old January 19th, 2006, 04:52 PM   #84
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Piling works are underway

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Old January 19th, 2006, 04:55 PM   #85
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I like the model. Great to see how works have already started.
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Old January 20th, 2006, 09:43 AM   #86
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Nice model, nice design.
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Old March 15th, 2006, 07:01 PM   #87
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Singapore Flyer website

The Singapore Flyer website is up.
http://www.singaporeflyer.com.sg

Check for more information and construction updates via webcam.
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Old March 15th, 2006, 07:38 PM   #88
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That's cool go ahead
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Old March 16th, 2006, 05:37 AM   #89
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Thanks Tropicana. A webcam's always good but I love the render on the home page where the ferris wheel is actually turning - it's so cool. Although from my calculations its going a lot faster than it actually will. Each ride will last 37 minutes but I think the renders going around about every 6 minutes (I'm assuming a ride consists of just one revolution?)
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Old March 16th, 2006, 06:01 AM   #90
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The Singapore Flyer website is up.
http://www.singaporeflyer.com.sg

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Oh thats just lovely.....
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Old March 16th, 2006, 08:15 AM   #91
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Very cool!
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Old March 19th, 2006, 04:36 AM   #92
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They are using that oversized render on the website! How carelss of them, well, lets hope they continue to be as careless with the real thing.
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Old March 19th, 2006, 04:38 AM   #93
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They are using that oversized render on the website! How carelss of them, well, lets hope they continue to be as careless with the real thing.
Quite difficult.......
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Old April 6th, 2006, 04:18 PM   #94
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Norwegian students study building of Singapore Flyer in school excursion

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The Singapore Flyer, a mega ferris wheel to be built at Marina Bay by 2008 will offer one of the best views of the entire region.

And curious to find out how the giant structure will be built are some 50 engineering students from Norway.

They were shown its engineering and architectural plans during a site visit on Wednesday.

These students are one of the lucky few who got an in-depth look into the construction plans of the Singapore Flyer.

They are from the Norwegian University of Technology and Science and are in town for a week-long educational excursion to Singapore.

And the highlight of their trip was learning from the project's engineers and contractors more about the advanced engineering requirements that will go into the construction of the Singapore Flyer.

Hege Mjaatvedt Bjorge, Student, Norwegian University of Tech and Science, said: "It was very interesting to see how they developed the project I mean this kind of engineering, the process of developing a construction like this is very interesting it's something that most of us would love to work with when we graduate."

Marius Lunde, Student, Norwegian University of Tech and Science, said: "Before we went we had a vote on a couple of countries that we want to go to. Singapore being a country closely related to Norway in the aspect of the traditional Norwegian businesses, petroleum engineering and marine engineering, mostly because of that we chose Singapore."

The Singapore Flyer was inspired by the London Eye, a giant ferris wheel built 6 years ago.

It will encompass a three-storey retail building with a 150-metre wide Giant Observation Wheel as its centrepiece.

It will comprise of 28 capsules that can carry up to 36 passengers.

Dwight Gwee. Senior Project Manager, Rider Hunt Levett and Bailey, said: "We've created the giant observation wheel that's taller than London eye. However because of technology advancement this is much lighter than London eye. So I guess that's the challenge with this project - how to make it better than any other projects in Singapore, any other giant observation wheel in the world."

The site will be ready by March 2008 and will also boast a 3-tier terrace garden, food and beverage outlets and an amphitheatre for outdoor performances.

By Nur Azira Aziz, Channel NewsAsia
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Old April 6th, 2006, 04:58 PM   #95
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very great news. Good for Singapore's tourism.
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Old April 16th, 2006, 04:22 PM   #96
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Old April 17th, 2006, 03:07 AM   #97
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The thought of being in small pod fixed onto a 178 meter rotating wheel sounds kinda scary but totaly sweet at the same time!
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Old April 26th, 2006, 02:57 AM   #98
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hey its a really nice Ferris wheel but I have one question. Why is it being built you know is it somthing like the London eye you know as like a landmark for the city. Or is the city just being nice and giving little kids the ability to have fun on the river side?
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Old April 26th, 2006, 10:05 PM   #99
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Hmmm...weird! There will be built a 178m wheel in Berlin too... Any news about this?
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Old May 20th, 2006, 06:21 AM   #100
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hey its a really nice Ferris wheel but I have one question. Why is it being built you know is it somthing like the London eye you know as like a landmark for the city. Or is the city just being nice and giving little kids the ability to have fun on the river side?
Its a tourism initiative, considering the huge potential for tourism growth with the 2 emerging Asian giants. It will also serve as one of the necklaces of attractions coming up by the bay. Giant wheels are not exclusive to London, although the Eye is certainly iconic.

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The curved footprint is forming

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