Reminiscent of London’s Eye, the New York Wheel will be about 60 stories high—billed as “the tallest observation wheel in the world”—and will hold a whopping 1,440 people per ride. The Wheel is not slated to be open until April 2018 but there are already reports that it is having a positive effect on development in the area.
During a brief trip to London a few years ago, I considered riding the Eye but never did and kind of regretted it. I am sure my friends would have come out to Staten Island for the Wheel, and I look forward to bringing my kids to it when it finally opens.
Here are a couple of more renderings of what the wheel will look like:
Updated March 2017.