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Old December 5th, 2006, 12:44 AM   #161
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cool, a new Wheel!!!
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Old December 10th, 2006, 10:00 AM   #162
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Old December 10th, 2006, 12:44 PM   #163
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WOW!!! SO cool!!!

Floating platform u/c as well!
Wonder what happened to the proposed powerboat bay?
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Old December 10th, 2006, 03:49 PM   #164
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Old December 10th, 2006, 05:00 PM   #165
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nice


but it isn't very big like others
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Old December 10th, 2006, 06:54 PM   #166
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The spindle is up, which means halfway height.

It will be around the same height as the building on the left, the Ritz Carlton Millenia
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Old December 13th, 2006, 12:10 PM   #167
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Taken today, I reckon the view will be quite surreal on a rainy day such as today.
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Old December 13th, 2006, 12:12 PM   #168
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here's more of the surrounding

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Old December 13th, 2006, 02:52 PM   #169
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Wow, where is this taken from? UOB?
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Old December 13th, 2006, 03:47 PM   #170
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Singapore Flyer expected to open on 7 Feb 2008
By Wong Siew Ying, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 13 December 2006 2051 hrs

SINGAPORE: Here's some good news for those who can't wait to take a spin on the Singapore Flyer at Marina Bay.

The giant observation wheel, which measures 165 metres high, is expected to be opened months ahead of schedule on 7th February 2008.

On Wednesday the spindle - the pivot of the wheel - was put into position, a process which took some 12 hours.

Weighing 180 tonnes, it took 30 days to ship the spindle from Japan to Singapore.

At 25 metres long, the spindle is believed to be the largest equipment to be delivered on the road, requiring a trailer with 120 wheels.

Phil Maddox, General Manager for Technical Services for the Singapore Flyer project, said: "From an operation and mechanical point of view, it's the heart of the wheel concept. It's also the heart of the construction process....this is the major part, after which we start constructing the actual wheel and attaching the capsules at a later date."

Once the construction is over, there will be training for 150 staff who will take care of security, operations and maintenance of the venue.

Some 82,000 square feet of retail and dining space have been set aside at the venue.

The developer says it has already received numerous enquiries about the rental of retail and F&B space there.

It expects a healthy take-up during the retail launch over the next two months.

Patsy Ong, Exclusive Sales, Marketing and Distribution Agent, said: "We are looking at pricing it below market rate, because at the end of the day, the tenants themselves have to do well. We want them to do well, so that the turnover of tenants will be low and we are looking at them as being our partners."

Peter Purcell, Managing Director for the Singapore Flyer project, said: "What we are saying to them is, we are not looking to maximize rental value because the rent from the retail centre is not a major component here. What we are saying is, we want something fresh, alive, different."

In the weeks ahead, the developer will start promoting the Singapore Flyer to tour operators and tourists, especially those from China.

The S$240 million Singapore Flyer is expected to open during the Chinese New Year period in 2008, coinciding with celebrations at Marina Bay.

It is part of the government's plan to revamp the area which will include the integrated resort, a new bridge, gardens and financial centre.

All these will be ready in the next few years. - CNA/ir
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Old December 13th, 2006, 04:19 PM   #171
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this sounds awesome! cant wait to go singapore when this opens
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Old December 14th, 2006, 04:15 AM   #172
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Dec 14, 2006
180-Tonne spindle goes up




The main spindle of future ferris wheel Singapore Flyer, weighing 180 tonnes, being erected (anti-clockwise from top left) at Marina Bay. The operation began at 8.30am yesterday and took more than 10 hours to complete.

The spindle is the horizontal structure on which the 165m-high observation wheel - the height of a 42-storey building - will pivot when the entire project is completed.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan took five months to build the 20m-long spindle at a cost of $2.2 million.

The Singapore Flyer, located at Marina Bay, will have 28 fully air-conditioned and UV-protected capsules which can carry 35 people each.

A synchronised double-door entry/exit system will enable access from both sides and passengers are expected to experience an easy 'step on' access, making it particularly convenient for the elderly and disabled.

The Flyer complex will have parking for 40 tour buses and 280 motor vehicles.

It is scheduled to be completed by early 2008.

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Old December 14th, 2006, 08:04 PM   #173
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165m?? have thought 178m.
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Old December 14th, 2006, 08:07 PM   #174
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it looks really good
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Old December 15th, 2006, 04:31 AM   #175
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165m?? have thought 178m.
I think 165m is the diameter of the wheel, whereas 178m is the full height raised off the ground.
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 04:50 PM   #176
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 04:53 PM   #177
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I'm interested to see how they'll actually get the wheel up. By the looks of it it won't be like the London Eye...which was pre-built on it's side then lifted up into place.
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Old January 30th, 2007, 07:05 PM   #178
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Old January 30th, 2007, 07:50 PM   #179
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the construction is very fast
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Old January 30th, 2007, 10:00 PM   #180
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Wonderful wheel, it looks very nice in the skyline of Singapure.
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