List Your Equipment  /  Dealer Login  /  Create Account

Half-Billion Dollar NYC Ferris Wheel Project Begins

When construction is completed, the attraction will be the tallest observation wheel in the world.

Wed August 26, 2015 - Northeast Edition
Construction Equipment Guide


NEW YORK (AP) - Construction is underway at the site of a $500 million Ferris wheel project along the Staten Island waterfront.

The Staten Island Advance ( http://bit.ly/1Nw1SL4 ) reports that the 630-foot-tall observation wheel is scheduled to open for business in 2017. When construction is completed, the attraction will be the tallest observation wheel in the world.

Up to 1,400 passengers at a time will view the scenery of New York City, New Jersey and beyond during a slow-moving, 38-minute ride.

The New York Wheel project was approved by the city in 2013.

It’s now back in the public-review process because the developer has proposed changes, including the parking garage, power system and terminal.

The city’s Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Sept. 9.




Today's top stories

VIDEO: Schlouch Deploys Big Cat 395 to Massive Project

FIA World RX Electric Era Takes off With Volvo as Official Track Building Partner

J.W. White Contracting Leads Summer Tunnel's Major Restoration Project

Dish Soap Helps Move Million-Pound Bridge

ABC Announces 2022-2023 Tech Alliance Members

Pennsylvania Contractor Takes Delivery of First Doosan DD100 Dozer

Innovative Steel-Concrete Beam Tested at University of Arkansas by MIT Researcher

Cat 350 Excavator Delivery Productivity, Enhanced Sustainability


 






ceg-logo ceg-logo ceg-logo ceg-logo ceg-logo
39.04690 \\ -77.49030 \\ Ashburn \\ VA