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What is happening? It looks abandoned and junked.

I was hoping they would get rid of it instead of leaving it rusting in pieces.

Does anyone know if they (the warranty owners) have a plan?

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Slightly different design. Looks a lot lighter than the old one.



Central axel is back in apparently :)


As a wheel convert I'm looking forward to actually going on this one. Missed my chance last time.
 

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John Brumby's gifted it to you mx5star as a parting gift. He mentioned something about installing it in your pool so your cheap pool cleaners will have another obstacle - apart from your ego - to work around now unfortunately.
 

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You would think they would just forget the wheel altogether.. it has been years of embarresment and failure for something which was a bad obsolete idea from the start - location, outlook etc...
 

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You would think they would just forget the wheel altogether.. it has been years of embarresment and failure for something which was a bad obsolete idea from the start - location, outlook etc...
How would that benefit ING? They've already paid for it, they are going to want to see it up and finished.
 

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How would that benefit ING? They've already paid for it, they are going to want to see it up and finished.
How is it benefiting Waterfront City, Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria to have such a awsome **** up of monumental proportions drag on and on for eons. This is somthing I would have expected from a third world nation, not Oz. ING should have sued, recouped their money and done something... better... with architectural merit.

Does Melbourne really need a giant wheel sandwiched between rail yards, 8 lane roads, elevated freeways, container yards, wholesale grocery stores...with a view of the city? (albiet one of the less impressive angles)

NO!
 

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How is it benefiting Waterfront City, Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria to have such a awsome **** up of monumental proportions drag on and on for eons.

Does Melbourne really need a giant wheel sandwiched between rail yards, 8 lane roads, elevated freeways, container yards, wholesale grocery stores...with a view of the city? (albiet one of the less impressive angles)

NO!
"You heard the man, Boys. Pack this baby up and ship it off to Uganda"
 

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The wheel doesn't have to benefit Melbourne or Victoria because it wasn't built for the benefit of the people of Victoria like Fed Square or the new Southern Cross station.

It was built and paid for by ING. ING has the right to build anything it wants IMHO.

If the government had built the wheel using its money (our money) then that would be a different story.



How is it benefiting Waterfront City, Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria to have such a awsome **** up of monumental proportions drag on and on for eons. This is somthing I would have expected from a third world nation, not Oz. ING should have sued, recouped their money and done something... better... with architectural merit.

Does Melbourne really need a giant wheel sandwiched between rail yards, 8 lane roads, elevated freeways, container yards, wholesale grocery stores...with a view of the city? (albiet one of the less impressive angles)

NO!
 

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ING should have sued, recouped their money and done something... better... with architectural merit.
Did you ever actually go down there? The entire of that section of waterfront city is designed around there being a wheel. What do you propose ING builds to attract people there?


Does Melbourne really need a giant wheel sandwiched between rail yards, 8 lane roads, elevated freeways, container yards, wholesale grocery stores...with a view of the city? (albiet one of the less impressive angles)

NO!
Explain how melbourne "needs" any other landmark. How does it need Eureka, Rialto or the Arts spire?
 

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How is it benefiting Waterfront City, Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria to have such a awsome **** up of monumental proportions drag on and on for eons. This is somthing I would have expected from a third world nation, not Oz. ING should have sued, recouped their money and done something... better... with architectural merit.

Does Melbourne really need a giant wheel sandwiched between rail yards, 8 lane roads, elevated freeways, container yards, wholesale grocery stores...with a view of the city? (albiet one of the less impressive angles)

NO!
LOL!
 

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^^ It's good for train spotters, and people with binoculars trying to work out how many massive packs of donuts people are carrying out of Costco in their trolleys.

And the view of the CBD from the west is crap. I like it from the south or east.
 

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How is it benefiting Waterfront City, Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria to have such a awsome **** up of monumental proportions drag on and on for eons. This is somthing I would have expected from a third world nation, not Oz. ING should have sued, recouped their money and done something... better... with architectural merit.

Does Melbourne really need a giant wheel sandwiched between rail yards, 8 lane roads, elevated freeways, container yards, wholesale grocery stores...with a view of the city? (albiet one of the less impressive angles)

NO!

so you wont be going on the wheel? or...(?)
 

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i think it's just a lame attempt to copy london and the london eye.

Melbourne should have been a bit different and given it's other areas slightly different names: 'Cocklands' and 'South Wank' would be a good start.
 

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Yeah I was quite shocked to hear from a melb cab driver that the wheel melted?? I thought he was lying but then saw the abandoned support beams for the wheel. Totally the wrong place for it. Southbank would have been a better location for it, like Brisbane's Southbank, but wheels are overrated anyway.
 

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but wheels are overrated anyway.
you have been reading this thread, no?
if anything i think all of these wheels are actually underrated just because its seen as (or is) some fad where lots of cities are trying them out, stigma attached etc, tourists would enjoy going up and seeing views of a new place. They dont think about how the views are better from this point or its a waste of money or melbourne could do better than this shit or how its architectural merit stacks up...because they dont live there.

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