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World's Largest Ferris Wheel NOT YET Ready on Staten Island

At 625 Feet, Structure Will Exceed Height of Singapore Flyer, London Eye and Plans for New Wheel on Las Vegas Strip; Expected to Carry 4.5 Million Riders Per Year. When it finally opens.

Construction DELAYED The Wheel is expected to begin construction in First Quarter, 2015. New York Wheel has a target opening date of early 2017.

Located on the northeastern side of Staten Island (St. George), the 630-foot, or roughly 60-story, attraction will be the tallest observation wheel in the world and the only one in New York City. The Wheel will accommodate up to 1,440 people per ride, welcoming as many as 30,000 visitors per day and an anticipated 4+ million visitors per year. The New York Wheel will be open 7 days a week, approximately 350 days per year (accounting for severe weather days and maintenance) from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m./12 a.m. in the fall, winter and spring, and staying open as late as 2 a.m. on special occasions.

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