The World’s Largest Ferris Wheel will be in New York soon

The New York will get soon a new attraction alongside the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building: World’s largest Ferris wheel. This giant Ferris wheel will be located on the northeastern side of Staten Island (St. George) and it will be the tallest observation wheel in the world and the only one in New York City. The 630-foot, or roughly 60-story, New York Ferris Wheel will be ready on New Years Eve 12/31/15 and it is expected to begin construction in early 2014.

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Thirty-six capsules, each carrying up to 40 passengers, will rotate 10 inches per second to offer incomparable views of Lower and Midtown Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, and New York Harbor, all the way up beyond the George Washington Bridge, for the duration of the 38-minute ride.

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The Wheel will accommodate up to 1,440 people per ride, welcoming as many as 30,000 visitors per day and an anticipated 4.5 million visitors per year.

The New York Wheel will be open 7 days a week, 365 days per year (except on severe weather days and required maintenance days) from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the fall, winter and spring, and staying open as late as 2 a.m. or even all night in the summer and on special occasions.

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21 Comments

  1. after this monster will be ready New York need a good luxury hotel.

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    • Luxury hotels? for who?
      I think New York need more cheap hotels for Ferris Wheel fans… they need a big hotel discounts to have more money to spin more in the Ferris Wheel… just crazy!

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  2. it will be ready on New Years Eve 12/31/15? Why take so much time??!

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    • Danielle, it is not so easy to build the The World’s Largest Ferris Wheel.

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    • > Why take so much time??!

      Unions.

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    • Why take so much time??!…

      Unions.

      Why take so much time??!…

      Unions.

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  3. It is looks scary to me…

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  4. 4.5 million visitors per year… 4.5 million more people in New York… we will need more parking spaces.

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    • New York needs more parking spots now 🙂

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    • yes, maybe it looks like the London Eye but the New York one is bigger 🙂

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      • But the London one was only supported on one side.

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        • This is also true! There are some differences between London one and New York one beside sizes.
          Anyway, I like more New York, at least in the rendered images. I cannot wait to see the real one when it will be ready!

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  5. Once again, they miss the point.

    It’s only worth having one of these wheels if it overlooks something interesting nearby.

    In London you have Big Ben, Parliament, the Thames, and the centre of the city in general.

    This will have Staten Island. And a whole lot of water.

    Location, Location, Location.

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    • New York City attracts 47 million foreign and American tourists each year and London attracts 30 million international visitors per year. So, New York has a good location, too 🙂

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      • Have you been to Staten?

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        • Only to visit Historic Richmond Town and Staten Island Zoo…
          I must admit this place wasn’t impressed me too much…

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  6. 38 minute ride? After all that food & drink at coney island? Will each car have a toilet? Or will the cars smell like the subway?

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    • London Eye ride is 30 minutes. so no big difference. maybe they use the same speed but as the New York is biggest the ride time is 38 minutes.

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  7. I feel bad for the Toys ‘R Us Ferris Wheel in Times Square. No one will want to ride the Cabbage Patch car any more… 🙁

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