Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Wheel Heights

A little research on all wheels mentioned. This figure is not the diameter of the wheel, but the construction's height.

Singapore Flyer is at the  top with 165 metres.

London Eye next at 135 metres.

Melbourne Observation Wheel, 120 metres.

Riesenrad, Vienna, 65 metres, and a very impressive 117 years old.

Brighton, England, 50 metres.

Other tall wheels:

High Roller, Las Vegas, just opened, 168 metres.

Star of Nanchang, China, 160 metres.

12 comments:

  1. Hello Andrew:

    The Brighton 'Eye' is clearly considerably smaller than that of London; we had not realised and thought them both to be much the same. Interesting.

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  2. I suppose it depends on the sighting? of the wheel. Put it on a rise and it may look taller. I noted the location of the Brighton wheel was not applauded by all.

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  3. Least of all by an acquaintance who lives in an expensive apartment block immediately opposite!!

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  4. I get already dizzy when I am on the 7th floor at my friend's apartment at the sea ! I can't look down ! Not to speak about wheels and towers !

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    1. Oh dear Gattiana. You are very ground based.

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  5. So next time I should visit USA, brecause on London Eye I was about 10 times and I will be agin this June.

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    1. Gosia, we will miss you in London by a couple of weeks.

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    1. Clever Fen. I expect nothing less.

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  7. I have a feeling the wheel we have in Fremantle wouldn't compare here at all Andrew and yet I had to be wheely, wheely brave to take a ride on it :)

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    1. Yes Grace, not something for you.

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