Construction Begins on the 630-Foot New York Wheel on Staten Island

New York Wheel, rendering via New York Wheel
New York Wheel, rendering via New York Wheel
New York Wheel, photo by Virginia N. Sherry for SIA
New York Wheel, photo by Virginia N. Sherry for SIA

The New York Wheel is a massive 630-foot tall ferris wheel being built in the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island, next to the Ferry Building and the soon-to-be-built Empire Outlets.

As long as it can keep it's construction schedule ahead of Dubai's planned 690-foot wheel, the New York Wheel will hold the title on the World's largest once open in early 2017.

Today, it appears construction has finally started on the Wheel.

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