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Old March 14th, 2007, 07:38 AM   #1
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Ferris wheels in your city

Does your city have one of those large Ferris Wheels kinda like the Millennium Wheel in London? Or is there one planned for your city?

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Old March 14th, 2007, 08:19 AM   #2
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Eye On Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

this is a temporary wheel only though hopefully the will finally deceide to make it permanent

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Old March 14th, 2007, 09:09 PM   #3
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Visit the "Cannstatter Wasen", the large beer festival in Stuttgart, which takes places at the end of September/beginning of October at Stuttgart Bad Cannstatt and have a trip on the Steiger Ferris Wheel, the largest transportable Ferris Wheel in the world ( diametre: 60 metres).


Steiger Ferris Wheel ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steiger...s_Ferris_Wheel )
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Old March 14th, 2007, 11:13 PM   #4
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I will admit the Wonder Wheel isn't one of the biggest ferris wheels in NYC, but it is the only permanent one for NYC, plus it will not get demolished even if the new developement on the amusement park goes through.









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Old March 14th, 2007, 11:46 PM   #5
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In Berlin there is a 180m tall wheel planned. as far as i know it's approved so maybe construction will start still this year
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Old March 15th, 2007, 02:18 AM   #6
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@ZZ-II: Where did you got this information?
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Old March 15th, 2007, 12:00 PM   #7
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Visit the "Cannstatter Wasen", the large beer festival in Stuttgart, which takes places at the end of September/beginning of October at Stuttgart Bad Cannstatt and have a trip on the Steiger Ferris Wheel, the largest transportable Ferris Wheel in the world ( diametre: 60 metres).
hey, the Eye On Malaysia is also 60 metres!!
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look in the german section
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I will admit the Wonder Wheel isn't one of the biggest ferris wheels in NYC, but it is the only permanent one for NYC, plus it will not get demolished even if the new developement on the amusement park goes through.
I didn't have the opportunity to visit Coney Island when I was in NY last year. But I remembered the Wonder Wheel. It's the first thing you see from the movie, The Warriors.
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Old March 16th, 2007, 03:19 PM   #10
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[img]http://i15.************/2v0etd4.jpg[/img]
The world's tallest wheel now u/c.
To open in March 2008.
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Old March 16th, 2007, 03:25 PM   #11
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wheel will be completed in 2 or 3 weeks i think
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A temporary wheel in Paris:




in 1911:


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Old March 17th, 2007, 03:54 PM   #13
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Ferris wheel (Panoramic) in Barcelona, in the Tibidabo amusement park




Or ATALAIA in the left

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Old March 17th, 2007, 07:18 PM   #14
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First modern ferris wheel by George Ferris (250 ft diameter) in 1893



Navy Pier (140 ft diameter)
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Old March 18th, 2007, 07:13 AM   #15
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Since ferris wheels all look pretty similar (round) I thought I would post a picture of the view from a ferris wheel! This one was at the Canadian National Exhibition
in Toronto last year.

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