Sunday, March 27, 2011

London Eye

London Eye
London Eye (also known as the Millennium Wheel) at an altitude of 135 meters (443 feet), is the largest Ferris wheel in Europe, and has been paying most popular tourist attraction in Britain, visited by more than 3 million people in one year. At the time it was built it was the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, until he was defeated by the Stars Nanchang (160m) in May 2006, and then the Singapore Flyer (165m) on 11 February 2008. However, it is still described by operators as "the tallest cantilevered observation wheel in the world. " The London Eye is located at the western end of Jubilee Gardens, on the South Bank of the River Thames in London, England, between Westminster Bridge and Hungerford Bridge. The site is adjacent to the former Discovery Dome, built for the Festival in England in 1951.

Designed by architects David Marks, Julia Barfield, Malcolm Cook, Mark Sparrowhawk, Steven Chilton and Nic Bailey, the wheel of a closed capsule carrying 32 passengers and air-conditioned attached to the outer circumference, each capsule is one of the districts of London

London Fireworks on New Year's Day 2011 - New Year Live - BBC One
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