China to build massive Ferris wheel

Posted Wednesday, July 3, 2002 6:44 AM | Contributed by supermandl

Shanghai, China's commercial hub, plans to add a 660-foot Ferris wheel to its skyline by 2005 - unseating a British wheel as the world's largest, the China Daily newspaper asserted Wednesday, quoting a city newspaper, Shanghai Daily.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 6:58 AM
Whoa that would have a nice view.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 7:01 AM
No kidding! That's huge. Well, if they got the money, more power to them. That is just huge!

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 7:16 AM

Holy frick!

Now if only they would build a COASTER that high...

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 7:33 AM

That is insane. The Sears Tower is a little over 700ft tall and we all know how tall that building looks.

I wonder how long it will take to go around one revolution.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 7:36 AM
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Sears Tower is twice that height.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 7:40 AM

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 7:56 AM
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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 8:12 AM
The seaers tower is way mre than 700 feet tall.
Wednesday, July 3, 2002 8:14 AM
Damn, I am getting my stats messed up. Actual height is 1454 ft for Sears Tower.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 8:18 AM
I wonder how they will load this thing. They must have plans to load and unload more than one seat at a time, unlike most wheels, it seems like it would take a while to unload and load the thing, I'm sure they have something worked out though.
Wednesday, July 3, 2002 8:28 AM
They would probably have to come up with detachable gondolas. Stopping and starting the thing would make no sense.
Wednesday, July 3, 2002 8:29 AM
:O Holy Poo!

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 8:44 AM
CPLady's avatar They will be large gondolas, and I believe they can load at least two, if not more at a time. I'll have to check with my friend who was in London for 18 months. He said it took nearly an hour to go around one time.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 8:51 AM
Dand that huge wonder what the max compacity on that thing is?Who!
Wednesday, July 3, 2002 9:03 AM

Here is a link to the london eye to get some info on it.

and a live web cam of the wheel

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 9:12 AM
I wonder what will kind of gondalas they will be. They have to have some sort of shelter as far as windows or something. They should be able to load more than one gondala at a time, the bigger the wheel the more you can do at a time.
Wednesday, July 3, 2002 10:03 AM

Well, if the design is like the London Eye, then there aren't really "gondolas", but rather enclosed pods. You can see this in some of my pictures from last time I visited the Eye.

660 feet? That's frelling huge!

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 10:05 AM

Wasn't a Casino in Vegas supposed to build that 500+ foot Voyager wheel? I havnt heard about that in a while.

600 feet! Yikes! thats twice the height of a giga coaster. Sounds cool :)

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 10:35 AM
Bigger than the St Louis Arch and Washington Mmt isnt it?? Whoa!!

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