630 foot tall observation wheel
40 people per pod
38 minute ride
1,440 people per rotation
3.5+ million visitors per year
New York Wheel is equipped with $7 million of LED lighting, creating the most vibrant visual canvas on the New York skyline.
5 acres of publically accessible grass space.
Al fresco dining.
Accommodates events of up to 5,000 people; including concerts, festivals, weddings, etc.
State of the art children's playground.
Each holds up to 40 guests.
Pods are enclosed and climate controlled.
Fine dining pods, bar, and customizable pods for special events.
World class views of New York Harbor, Statue of Liberty, Verrazano Bridge and New York City Skyline.
3 minute walk from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.
Over 3 million leisure visitors already ride the free Staten Island Ferry each year.
Open 7 days a week, approximately 350 days per year.
Open 10am-midnight daily with later extensions on special occasions.
Partnering with private ferry services to bring visitors to site from multiple locations in the harbor.
Millions of tourists a year ride the Staten Island Ferry, depart the boat on Staten Island, and immediately take the next boat back to Manhattan. The Staten Island community has, for decades, wrestled with how to get these visitors to stay in Staten Island and visit the local shops, eateries and cultural institutions. The New York Wheel, Empire Outlets and Lighthouse Point projects will encourage those visitors, having disembarked from the Staten Island Ferry, to visit and explore all that St. George and the surrounding area has to offer.
The construction of the New York Wheel will create approximately 350 union construction jobs and 600 permanent jobs. Strong commitments have been made to hire locally and utilize WMBE owned businesses. New York Wheel is using 100% union labor for the construction of the site. New York Wheel supports many Staten Island Community organizations such as Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Gardens, The St. George Theater and Staten Island Museum.
The New York Wheel project was proposed by New York Wheel LLC in response to the New York City Economic Development Corp's request for bids for projects that would increase economic growth, boost tourism, and create jobs on Staten Island.
Other contractors, designers and consultants include:
Operations Management: ProFun Management Group
Architects: S9 Architecture/Perkins Eastman
Landscape Architect: M. Paul Friedberg & Partners
Environmental Consultant: AKRF
Civil Engineer: AKRF
Traffic Consultant: Sam Schwartz Engineering
Structural Engineer for Terminal & Parking: WSP Cantor Seinuk
Land Use Counsel: Friedman & Gotbaum
Real Estate Counsel: Paul Weiss Rifkind
Project Advisor: Karoff Consulting
Sustainability Consultant: Vidaris
Project Manager: Broadwall Consulting Services
Surveyor: Control Point Associates
Geotechnical Engineer: Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
MEP Engineers: Cosentini
Construction Manager: Gilbane
Expeditor: William Vitacco Associates
Code Consultant: Code Consultant Professional Engineers
Lighting Designer: Lumitect
Security: DVS Security
Terminal and Site Lighting: Fisher Marantz Stone
Market Study Consultant: D+J
Waterfront Consultant: Edward M. Weinstein, Architecture & Planning, P.C.
Construction Counsel: Greenberg, Trager & Herbst, LLP
Ventilation Consultant: Parsons Brinkerhoff
Founder: Meir Laufer
Destination St. GeorgeStaten Island Ferry takes millions of people every year across New York Harbor to St. George, New York City's next waterfront destination. By 2017, the $1.2 billion dollar investment in the redevelopment of St. George will transform this waterfront into a world-class destination.
The New York Wheel will be transformative for the North Shore and for this borough. It is quite rare for a project to singlehandedly usher in a new day for a community, but the Wheel can. When you then combine it with the other great things that will be happening nearby, well, this is a special moment in time for Staten Island.
We expect the New York Wheel, Empire Outlets and new hotel to give visitors even more reasons to enjoy the diverse cultural offerings, recreational opportunities and excellent dining options of Staten Island as part of a New York City experience.
The New York Wheel will undoubtedly become a new landmark in New York City, attracting visitors from all over, providing economic growth and a new visibility.
The New York Wheel is destined to become one of the City's - and the world's - great landmark attractions. We believe that the Wheel will quickly become an iconic fixture and we are proud and excited to bring it to Staten Island, New York City, and the Tri-State area.