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Old April 9th, 2007, 03:25 AM   #41
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I like the idea of wheels as a observation point, lots of vantage points to choose from.
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 02:03 PM   #42
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 05:10 PM   #43
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COPYCATS, the germans always good in copyin technology, economic policies, legal reforms, social trends etc etc etc , now gona copy London Eye WOW congrats

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btw. i doubt that the London Eye has been the first ferris wheel in service.........
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 05:35 PM   #44
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The London Eye (and this new proposed Berlin Wheel) are NOT ferris wheels! They are Observation Wheels! (Ferris wheels are different structurally)
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 05:39 PM   #45
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As if one couldnt make any observations from a normal ferris wheel.
Anyways, without any ferris wheel there would be no observation wheel either I guess.
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 05:40 PM   #46
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i like Las Vegas one, their one more to futuristic.
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 11:11 PM   #47
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As if one couldnt make any observations from a normal ferris wheel.
Anyways, without any ferris wheel there would be no observation wheel either I guess.
I think it's a fair comment regarding the copying of the London Eye (but not Germans copying in general).

The London eye was the first true modern observation wheel, built in the heart of the city not as a fairground attraction, but as an observation platform. Since it's construction, a pile of cities around the world including Berlin, Singapore and Melbourne have begun or planned to build their own.

They are in fact copies of the London idea.

That said, none has yet proved to be either as elegant or in as spectacular location as the London one, right on the Thames and over looking parliament.
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Old June 24th, 2007, 02:14 PM   #48
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Old June 24th, 2007, 02:47 PM   #49
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Nice, I like!
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Old June 24th, 2007, 09:12 PM   #50
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Yeah. Looks great!
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Old June 24th, 2007, 10:53 PM   #51
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breathtaking project, i still can't believe we'll have such a wheel here in germany
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Old June 25th, 2007, 06:00 PM   #52
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Very nice. Looks really modern.
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Old June 26th, 2007, 07:12 PM   #53
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As a photographer I would prefer not have have the same curved windows as the London Eye. Of course the design of the capsules looks nice, but such windows make every photo a little blur, at least blur enough to make a photo unsellable at major agencies. What about cylindric capsules with flat windows at two sides?
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Old June 26th, 2007, 08:33 PM   #54
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^ I think that would be a great idea... And it gives more character to it (because it wouldn't be that similar to the London Eye maybe). Perhaps u can submit this suggestion for the responsible architects?
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Old June 27th, 2007, 10:17 AM   #55
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So what? London copied its own historic concept (whereas Viennas Giant wheel is the last remaining example of that old guard) and improved as well as enlarged it. Other cities do the same now.

If you introduce the idea of "originality" than it has to be referring to the one in Vienna. Everything else is a modern adopted copy of the same concept. And I have no problem in pointing out that the one in Vienna is in fact a british construction.
1) Vienna's wheel was completed in 1897 - two years after London's Gigantic Wheel (1895) and four years after Ferris's original wheel in Chicago (1893).

2) Vienna's wheel is much smaller than London's Gigantic Wheel (Vienna's is 200ft high wheras London's was 300ft).

3) Vienna's Prater wheel has never been enlarged and only has half the original number of capsules.

4) Vienna's wheel was built by Englishman Walter Bassett who had already built the larger ferris wheel in London.

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Old June 27th, 2007, 08:17 PM   #56
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1) Vienna's wheel was completed in 1897 - two years after London's Gigantic Wheel (1895) and four years after Ferris's original wheel in Chicago (1893).

2) Vienna's wheel is much smaller than London's Gigantic Wheel (Vienna's is 200ft high wheras London's was 300ft).

3) Vienna's Prater wheel has never been enlarged and only has half the original number of capsules.

4) Vienna's wheel was built by Englishman Walter Bassett who had already built the larger ferris wheel in London.
oh, think the lesson here is "never invent the wheel again"
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Old June 28th, 2007, 11:51 PM   #57
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I just prefer an observation tower which you can go up and see. This building, in my opinion, gives the city a circus eviroment which I don´t like, it also takes view of the city to the people who is outside the ferris wheel. I went once to Berlin and I loved it. Amazing city!!! Beautiful buildings... The only thing I didn´t like too much was the underground "up the ground" . The rest was reeeealy nice.
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Old June 29th, 2007, 12:35 AM   #58
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IN FACT THIS IS WHAT I SAW FALLING LAST SUMMER IN BERLIN!!!!






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Old June 29th, 2007, 10:40 AM   #59
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If somebody has problems to see it plase go to this link:

http://www.angelfire.com/wy/pedrito/berlin

Apart from some pics from my trip to Berlin you will find pics of the mess...
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Old July 1st, 2007, 11:24 AM   #60
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poor mercedes ...
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