London Eye - one of the largest Ferris wheel in the world, located in London's Lambert on the south bank of the Thames. London Eye is the most spectacular attractions, which appeared in the city recently.
From the height of 135 meters overlooking almost the entire city
Ferris wheel - designed by architects David Marks and Julia Barfield, who won the Eurovision project buildings in honor of the new millennium. It was built to meet the XXI century on the banks of the Thames, and was initially scheduled to be dismantled in But the number of those who "fly" on the wheel is so large that this question was not the case, although the wheel and do not generate revenue.
Realizatio n of the project in life has taken six years.
The London Eye has 32 fully enclosed and air-conditioned cabins capsules for passengers, made in the form of eggs. Capsules represent a 32 suburban London. The London Eye has 32 fully enclosed and air-conditioned cabins capsules for passengers, made in the form of eggs. Capsules represent a 32 suburban London.
Each 10-ton capsule may take up to 25 passeng ers.
The wheel rotates at a constant speed of 26 centimeters per second to one revolution takes approximately 30 minutes. The wheel does not stop to take on its "board" of passengers, as speed allows passengers to enter and exit at ground level. Wheel stops only to disabled and older people to make entry and exit safely
The wheel is supported by spokes and looks like a big wheel bike
The wheel was constructed segments, which were transported up the Thames on barges and assembled his "lying" on special platforms on the river. When the wheel was completed, it was raised to a vertical position by a special system of 2 degrees per hour until it attained the 65 degrees. The total weight of steel in the "Eye" is 1700 tons.