Staten Island to Get World's Tallest Ferris Wheel

It's supposed to be open in 2015

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 28, 2012 11:50 AM CDT

(Newser) – If all goes as planned, Staten Island will be the site of the world's tallest Ferris wheel in 2015, reports the New York Post. Mayor Bloomberg and state and city bigwigs unveiled plans for the 625-foot-high ride yesterday. It will beat the current No. 1 Singapore Flyer by 84 feet and be the signature part of a $480 million development plan to juice the Staten Island waterfront. The wheel will be able to hold 1,440 passengers at once.

An artist's rendering of a proposed 625-foot-high Ferris wheel destined for Staten Island.
An artist's rendering of a proposed 625-foot-high Ferris wheel destined for Staten Island.   (AP Photo/Office of the Mayor of New York)
An artist's rendering of a proposed 625-foot-high Ferris wheel destined for Staten Island.
An artist's rendering of a proposed 625-foot-high Ferris wheel destined for Staten Island.   (AP Photo/Office of the Mayor of New York)
A file photo of the Singapore Flyer in Singapore. It's No. 1 now, but on its way to No. 2.
A file photo of the Singapore Flyer in Singapore. It's No. 1 now, but on its way to No. 2.   (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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