Baku Ferris Wheel

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Baku Ferris Wheel
General information
Status Complete
Type Ferris wheel
Location Baku, Azerbaijan
Coordinates 40°21′17″N 49°50′15″E / 40.354717°N 49.837584°E / 40.354717; 49.837584Coordinates: 40°21′17″N 49°50′15″E / 40.354717°N 49.837584°E / 40.354717; 49.837584
Construction started September 2013[1]
Opening 10 March 2014 (first passengers carried)
12 March 2014 (opened to general public)
Height 60 metres (197 ft)

Baku Ferris Wheel, also known as the Baku Eye,[2][3][4] is a Ferris wheel on Baku Boulevard in the Seaside National Park of Baku, capital of Azerbaijan.

The wheel was built by the Dutch company Dutch Wheels.[5] It was opened on 10 March 2014 by the Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev,[1] and opened to the public two days later.[6]

The wheel is 60 metres (200 ft) tall and has 30 cabins, each holding eight people. It makes a complete turn in 30 to 40 minutes.[6]

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