daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > General Urban Developments > DN Archives



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old March 17th, 2009, 12:54 AM   #2161
toddhubert
Registered User
 
toddhubert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Guangzhou(Canton)\Coventry
Posts: 634
Likes (Received): 20

just got the news from Guangzhou daily, the ferris wheel (or the sightseeing car) will be installed on the TV tower and will be opened to public before Oct. 1st 2010, each round will take 20-40 mins. They also revealed that the gravity ride is still in negotiation.





source: http://news.163.com/09/0317/04/54J42BMN0001124J.html

Last edited by toddhubert; March 17th, 2009 at 01:40 AM.
toddhubert no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old March 17th, 2009, 01:23 AM   #2162
SilentStrike
Registered User
 
SilentStrike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Wassenaar
Posts: 1,756
Likes (Received): 192

20-40 rpm!!!??? does that mean 20-40 rounds per minute!!?? :O

i wouldnt dare to go in that thing.
SilentStrike no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2009, 01:41 AM   #2163
toddhubert
Registered User
 
toddhubert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Guangzhou(Canton)\Coventry
Posts: 634
Likes (Received): 20

Quote:
Originally Posted by SilentStrike View Post
20-40 rpm!!!??? does that mean 20-40 rounds per minute!!?? :O

i wouldnt dare to go in that thing.
haha!sorry got the wrong figure
toddhubert no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2009, 01:55 AM   #2164
RON-E
Registered User
 
RON-E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Richmond, VA/Nashville, TN
Posts: 1,635
Likes (Received): 35

wow, thats cool, i didnt know they were doing that to the top
RON-E no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2009, 02:13 AM   #2165
pimvdh
Registered User
 
pimvdh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NYC(in my dreams:)(Breda at Daylight)
Posts: 630
Likes (Received): 1

does that mean that they are gonna break the record for highest ferris wheel or does it not cound as a ferris wheel?
__________________
****great pictures like my avatar****

youtube poop
^^Want to laugh your brains out?
pimvdh no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2009, 02:46 AM   #2166
toddhubert
Registered User
 
toddhubert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Guangzhou(Canton)\Coventry
Posts: 634
Likes (Received): 20

Quote:
Originally Posted by pimvdh View Post
does that mean that they are gonna break the record for highest ferris wheel or does it not cound as a ferris wheel?
in that news, they referred it as the world's highest ferris wheel
toddhubert no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2009, 02:47 AM   #2167
googleabcd
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 781
Likes (Received): 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by pimvdh View Post
does that mean that they are gonna break the record for highest ferris wheel or does it not cound as a ferris wheel?
Yes, the Guangzhou Daily confirms that it will be the highest ferris wheel in the world.


I don't think this record can be challenged by other ferris in the next couple years unless they have a similar structure as GZ tv tower's

Also I believe such a Ferris wheel will look like a pearl necklace at night, which perfectly matches the name of pearl river
googleabcd no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2009, 04:38 AM   #2168
VRS
Registered User
 
VRS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Jakarta
Posts: 46,890
Likes (Received): 11687

thats ferris wheel its great idea...cant wait to try that facility next year....
VRS no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2009, 07:02 AM   #2169
big-dog
Registered User
 
big-dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 14,080
Likes (Received): 6840

I'll try next year but look at the picture it would be an exciting/scary experience.

This a genius idea, I believe they didn't plan it at the beginning. The news only comes out today.
big-dog no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2009, 07:26 AM   #2170
Jude12
Architecture Student
 
Jude12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Manila - Sydney - Hong Kong
Posts: 3,073
Likes (Received): 43

Wow. another great ride.
__________________
My 3D Designs

USTArchitecture
Jude12 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2009, 07:41 AM   #2171
CrazyAboutCities
Registered User
 
CrazyAboutCities's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Seattle, Washington
Posts: 8,549
Likes (Received): 240

That looks like it will be very interesting ride! They better not go too fast enough to throw the rides over the air.
CrazyAboutCities no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2009, 10:13 AM   #2172
ina555
Registered User
 
ina555's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Beijing
Posts: 464
Likes (Received): 40

wow!!
I would definitely go to GZ when it's finished and try the “highest ferris wheel”
ina555 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2009, 11:40 AM   #2173
deepblue01
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 859
Likes (Received): 66

Quote:
Originally Posted by SilentStrike View Post
20-40 rpm!!!??? does that mean 20-40 rounds per minute!!?? :O

i wouldnt dare to go in that thing.
I think it is supposed to mean that ONE round takes 20-40 minutes. Like a ride which is supposed to give people a scenic view of the city
deepblue01 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2009, 11:52 AM   #2174
pimvdh
Registered User
 
pimvdh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NYC(in my dreams:)(Breda at Daylight)
Posts: 630
Likes (Received): 1

I personal don't cound that as an real ferris wheel because its not vertical and it runs on rails.
__________________
****great pictures like my avatar****

youtube poop
^^Want to laugh your brains out?
pimvdh no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2009, 12:09 PM   #2175
venisusky
Registered User
 
venisusky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Canton(Guangzhou),China
Posts: 500
Likes (Received): 13

update~!!shot by shortingmx(venisusky)

from this MTR station Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Station



Last edited by venisusky; March 17th, 2009 at 12:32 PM.
venisusky no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2009, 12:16 PM   #2176
venisusky
Registered User
 
venisusky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Canton(Guangzhou),China
Posts: 500
Likes (Received): 13

the MTR Station under the TV tower :Chigang Pagoda Station


Last edited by venisusky; March 17th, 2009 at 12:32 PM.
venisusky no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2009, 12:17 PM   #2177
venisusky
Registered User
 
venisusky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Canton(Guangzhou),China
Posts: 500
Likes (Received): 13

now!! Chigang Pagoda .beside the TV Tower

venisusky no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2009, 12:18 PM   #2178
venisusky
Registered User
 
venisusky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Canton(Guangzhou),China
Posts: 500
Likes (Received): 13

show time

venisusky no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2009, 12:19 PM   #2179
venisusky
Registered User
 
venisusky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Canton(Guangzhou),China
Posts: 500
Likes (Received): 13

venisusky no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2009, 12:20 PM   #2180
venisusky
Registered User
 
venisusky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Canton(Guangzhou),China
Posts: 500
Likes (Received): 13

venisusky no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
arup, guangzhou, turning torso

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 05:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium