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. 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,[1] Cosmo Clock 21 was originally constructed with a height of 107.5 metres (353 ft).[2]

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).[3][4]

Cosmo Clock 21 has 60 passenger cars,[5] each capable of carrying up to eight people. One rotation of the 100-metre (330 ft) diameter wheel takes 15 minutes.[6]

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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