Moscow is considering trying to emulate London’s success with the London Eye in increasing tourism by building a giant ferris wheel says Business Insider:
The project, called the Moscow View, would cost $300 million. It’s part of a larger, $4.5 billion plan to bring visitors to the Russian capital, UPI reported. The base of the structure would house a concert hall, galleries, retail stores and restaurants.
If completed, the Moscow wheel would surpass the Singapore Flyer, which is currently the world’s tallest observation wheel at 541 feet. The structure is being designed by global architecture firm Gensler.
Observation wheels are generally considered to be more than 442 feet high, while ferris wheels are 328 feet or shorter, according to Reuters.
It seems like an ambitious project, but one that could pay dividends for the city in increased revenue. The exact location of where it would be built is not known yet, but it would be sure to be easily seen from anywhere in the city, including the Radisson Blu Hotel Belorusskaya.
I wonder who will surpass this with an even larger one? My money would be on the United Arab Emirates.