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Melbourne observation wheel to reopen

Melbourne’s giant observation wheel will finally reopen in late December, almost five years after being shut down. The $100 million Docklands observation wheel was shut down in January 2009, a month after it opened, when a three-day heatwave caused the wheel brace and supports to buckle and crack. Melbourne Star Management Group CEO Chris Kelly […]


Dubai to build world’s largest observation wheel

Dubai’s ruler has approval a $1.6 billion island development project that would allow Dubai to build world’s largest observation wheel. The official WAM news agency said Wednesday that the Ferris wheel – dubbed the Dubai Eye – will stand 688 feet, exceeding the London Eye’s 443 feet. Construction is set to begin this year. Read […]


Southern Star Observation Wheel to spin again

The Southern Star Observation Wheel in Melbourne, Australia is reportedly set to reopen this year, four years after shutting down in January 2009 after cracks were found in the structure just forty days after opening to the public.The wheel has since been taken apart and rebuilt. Read more from Travel Blackboard.