We are in the midst of a Ferris wheel craze. In 2009.
"This year, Germany will unveil the Great Berlin Wheel
. Upon its completion, the wheel will be 606 feet high — as high as two football fields are long, as high as three Niagara Falls. It will be taller than what’s currently the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, the Singapore Flyer
, a soon-to-be-disappointing 541 feet high. This year, China also plans to unveil the Beijing Great Wheel
. At an awesome 682 feet high, it will be taller than both the Great Berlin Wheel and the Singapore Flyer (which only debuted as the world’s tallest Ferris wheel last year) ... China has, in fact, built wheels in six cities since the start of the new millennium."
posted by geoff.
on Feb 12, 2009 -