Cosmo Clock 21

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Cosmo Clock 21

Cosmo Clock 21 is a 112.5 metre tall 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 108-metre (354 ft) Igosu 108 in Shiga, Japan, in 1992.

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]




  1. ^ Los Angeles Times
  2. ^ "Senyo Kogyo Co, Ltd. - company profile". Archived from the original on 2012-03-03. Retrieved 2010-02-28.
  3. ^ Senyo Kogyo Co, Ltd. - Cosmo Clock 21 Archived 2013-09-18 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Cosmo Clock 21, Yokohama, Japan
  5. ^ Cosmo world Archived 2011-07-13 at
  6. ^ Yokohama - my favorite tour | Akai Kutsu tour1 Archived 2009-11-08 at the Wayback Machine
Preceded by World's all-time tallest Ferris wheel
Succeeded by
Preceded by World's tallest extant Ferris wheel
Succeeded by