More and more cities want this big wheel to spin in the midst of the masses. It was not quite long when the City of Gothenburg decided to build the famous Ferris Wheel to be added to the list of attractions the city could offer to both locals and tourists. When I saw the Roue de Paris, I thought it was the biggest wheel I’d ever seen. But it was not, until I saw another one in Singapore. I haven’t taken some photos though. The Singapore Flyer is the tallest Ferris Wheel so far. And neither of these wheels have I ridden so far, too. Maybe now that I am going to see this wheel everyday here in the city and the pressure of friends might let me forget that I have fear of heights.
The making of the wheel started a few weeks ago. Hubby got the chance to take some pictures of it before it was finally done. Geezz, the workers were like assembling a big toy. Here it is – the Gothenburg Wheel!
The Gothenburg Wheel
Premiere Day: May 22, 2010
Height: 60 meter
Weight: 275 ton
No. of Gondolas: 42 (41-white, 1-black VIP)
No. of seats: 8 for each gondola
Spin time: 12-15 minutes