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WCBS-TV New York Wheel Video Clip


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Work underway on $500 million NYC Ferris wheel project


Construction is underway at the site of a $500 million Ferris wheel project along the Staten Island waterfront. The Staten Island Advance reports that the 630-foot-tall observation wheel is scheduled to open for business in 2017.

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Work Is Underway at Staten Island's Huge Observation Wheel


The official groundbreaking for the New York Wheel on Staten Island's north shore won't happen until the fall, but construction is forging ahead on the observation wheel, slated to open in 2017. According to the Staten Island Advance, which visited the site last week, a fence has gone up around the St. George site where the wheel is being erected, and giant cranes have been put into place.

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SI Ferris Wheel Parts Coming To Construction Site in February


What's expected to be the world's largest observation wheel might not be finished until 2017, but its parts are expected to start arriving this coming February, according to the wheel's developer, as the foundation work is currently underway.

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Construction begins on giant Ferris wheel on Staten Island


Up to 1,400 passengers at a time will view the scenery of New York City, New Jersey and beyond during a slow-moving, 38-minute ride.

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Huge cranes rise as groundwork begins for the Wheel


Drive along Richmond Terrace in St. George and the silhouettes of giant cranes on the waterfront site down below announce that the $500-million New York Wheel mega-project is on its way.

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Huge cranes rise as groundwork begins for the Wheel


Situated on the northeastern tip of Staten Island, a new observation wheel called the New York Wheel will offer riders unparalleled views of New York Harbor and the Manhattan skyline. While ideal in terms of its prominence and vantage point, the waterside location presents a host of design challenges, particularly involving the site's poor geotechnical conditions.

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