Tianjin Eye

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Tianjin Eye
天津之眼
炫彩津门11Tianjin Eye and Haihe River.jpg
Alternative names Chihai Bridge Ferris Wheel
天津之眼摩天轮
General information
Type Ferris wheel
Location Yongle Bridge, Tianjin, China
Coordinates 39°09′12″N 117°10′49″E / 39.1533636°N 117.1802616°E / 39.1533636; 117.1802616Coordinates: 39°09′12″N 117°10′49″E / 39.1533636°N 117.1802616°E / 39.1533636; 117.1802616
Completed 2007
Height 120 m (394 ft)
Dimensions
Diameter 110 m (361 ft)
Other information
Number of units 48 passenger capsules
References
[1][2][3]

Tianjin Eye is a 120-metre (394 ft) tall giant Ferris wheel built above the Yongle Bridge (formerly Chihai Bridge), over the Hai River in Tianjin, China. It is claimed to be the only such wheel to have been constructed over a bridge.

Construction started in 2007, with completion of the main body on 18 December 2007, and the wheel opened to the public on 7 April 2008.[4][5][6]

At the time of its completion, only the 135 m (443 ft) London Eye, 160 m (525 ft) Star of Nanchang, and 165 m (541 ft) Singapore Flyer were taller.

Tianjin Eye is one of four 120 m Ferris wheels in China, the other three being Changsha Ferris Wheel (completed 2004), Suzhou Ferris Wheel (completed 2009), and Zhengzhou Ferris Wheel (completed 2003). The only Chinese Ferris wheel with a greater height is the 160 m (525 ft) Star of Nanchang, which opened in 2006.[7]

Tianjin Eye is electrically powered and has 48 passenger capsules, each able to carry 8 passengers, and takes 30 minutes to complete a rotation, giving a maximum capacity of 768 passengers per hour.[4]

 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tianjin Eye at Emporis
  2. ^ Tianjin Eye at SkyscraperPage
  3. ^ Tianjin Eye at Structurae
  4. ^ a b "First Ferris Wheel on Bridge in Tianjin to Rap Body Construction". CRI English. 17 December 2007. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "'Eye of Tianjin' opens to tourists". Enorth. 8 April 2009. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Banyue (19 December 2007). "An eye for Tianjin and a condom for Shanghai". Danwei. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Charlie Leocha (23 August 2009). "World’s top 10 tallest Ferris wheels". Consumer Traveler. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 

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