Great Berlin Wheel

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Artist's impression of the Great Berlin Wheel

The Great Berlin Wheel was a giant Ferris wheel to be built near the Berlin Zoological Garden (Zoologischer Garten Berlin) in Berlin, Germany, by the Great Wheel Corporation.

It was originally planned to be 185 m (607 ft) tall, with 36 passenger capsules,[1][2] but this was subsequently revised to 175 m (574 ft) tall, with 28 passenger capsules, each able to accommodate 40 persons.[3]

The groundbreaking ceremony was on 3 December 2007[4] and completion was originally planned for 2008,[5] but the project stalled after encountering financial obstacles.[6]

If it had been built, it would have become the world's tallest Ferris wheel, superseding the 165 m (541 ft) Singapore Flyer (world's tallest 2008-2014).


Coordinates: 52°30′36″N 13°19′59″E / 52.510°N 13.333°E / 52.510; 13.333