It’s not that building a giant Ferris wheel is anything really new. London, Las Vegas and Chicago have monstrous wheels. And when measured in terms of construction dollars, a Ferris wheel isn’t as big as other projects. But none of them will offer as jaw-dropping a view as what visitors to the New York Wheel will enjoy.
According to information on www.newyorkwheel.com, at 630-feet the New York Wheel will be the tallest observation wheel and the world. It will accommodate up to 1,440 people per ride, attract as many as 30,000 visitors per day, and more than 4 million visitors per year. The best views of New York have always been from the water, and when the New York Wheel is built on Staten Island in the middle of New York Harbor it will offer a can’t-miss opportunity to see the Big Apple at its finest.