Cosmo Clock 21

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Cosmo Clock 21

Cosmo Clock 21 is a giant Ferris wheel at the Cosmo World amusement park in the Minato Mirai 21 district of Yokohama, Japan. It is also the world's largest clock.[1][2] When it first opened, it was the world's tallest Ferris wheel, until the completion of the 112.5-metre (369 ft) Tempozan Ferris Wheel in Osaka, Japan, in 1997.

History and specifications[edit]

Built for the YES '89 Yokohama Exposition at Minato Mirai 21 in 1989,[3] Cosmo Clock 21 was originally constructed with a height of 107.5 metres (353 ft).[4]

In 1997 the structure was dismantled, then in 1999 relocated onto a taller base which increased its overall height to 112.5 metres (369 ft).[5][6]

Cosmo Clock 21 has 60 passenger cars,[7] each capable of carrying up to eight people. One rotation of the 100-metre (330 ft) diameter wheel takes 15 minutes.[8]

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Preceded by
Grande Roue de Paris
World's all-time tallest Ferris wheel
1989–1997
Succeeded by
Tempozan Ferris Wheel
Preceded by
Technocosmos
World's tallest extant Ferris wheel
1989–1997
Succeeded by
Tempozan Ferris Wheel