London Eye

Name London Eye
Height 135m (443ft)
Diameter 120m (394ft)
Opened 3/9/2000
Country UK
Location South Bank; Lambeth; London
Number of Cabins 32
Passengers per Cabin 25
Seating Capacity 800
Hourly Capacity 1600
Ride Duration (minutes) 30
Climate Controlled Yes
Construction Cost $113 million USD
Status Operating
Design/Manufacturer Arup Engineering
Type Fixed
Number of Turns (Rotations) Per Ride
VIP Area Yes
Ticket Cost to Ride 28
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Additional Notes: One side A frame cantilevered support observation wheel held in place by six large cables. The London Eye was the world’s tallest observation wheel from 2000 to 2006. The London Eye opened on 3/9/2000 in South Bank; Lambeth; London, UK. The observation wheel is 443 feet tall. There are 32 cabins capable of holding up to 25 people at one time resulting in a seating capacity of 800 passengers. The duration of the ride is 30 minutes, resulting in a total capacity of 1600 people per hour.

In March of 2008, 400 passengers were stranded aboard the Longon Eye for over an hour when engineers noticed an error in one of the drive tires and stopped the wheel to make emergency repairs. No one was injured.

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Last revised on: 6/3/2013 10:24:44 PM

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