SkyView Rotterdam

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SkyView Rotterdam
Reuzenrad The View in Rotterdam.jpg
General information
StatusDecommissioned
TypeFerris wheel
LocationRotterdam, Netherlands
AddressHoogstraat, 3011 HB Rotterdam, Netherlands
Coordinates51°55′15″N 4°29′05″E / 51.9208115°N 4.4847428°E / 51.9208115; 4.4847428Coordinates: 51°55′15″N 4°29′05″E / 51.9208115°N 4.4847428°E / 51.9208115; 4.4847428
Opened2018-09-04
Destroyed2019-07
OwnerSkyView Attractions
Height45 m (148 ft)
Website
https://www.skyviewrotterdam.nl/

SkyView Rotterdam was a 45-meter-tall Ferris wheel in the center of Rotterdam. It opened to the public on September 4, 2018, and was decommissioned in July 2019.[1] Some residents of Markthal protested its construction citing privacy concerns.[2] It was expected to stay for five years,[3] but operated for less than one year. It may relocate to Spain.[4]

Design[edit]

The Netherlands-based Dutch Wheels designed and constructed the wheel. It was a model R50SP-36.[5] It had 36 climate controlled gondolas that could accommodate 6 people each. A VIP gondola featured a glass floor. A dining car was reservable for dinner or high tea, which is why it was also known as the Dinner Wheel.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Het is voorbij: het reuzenrad naast de Markthal wordt afgebroken". AD.nl (in Dutch). 2019-07-29. Retrieved 2019-12-26.
  2. ^ "Locals furious about Rotterdam's ferris wheel plans for the Markthal". DutchNews.nl. 2017-12-19. Retrieved 2019-12-26.
  3. ^ "Plan voor 'Rotterdam Eye' verrast vriend en vijand". AD.nl (in Dutch). 2016-07-31. Retrieved 2019-12-26.
  4. ^ van Putten, Bryan (2016-08-21). "Rotterdam Dinner Wheel". Rotterdam Style. Retrieved 2019-12-26.
  5. ^ "SkyView Rotterdam". Dutch Wheels. Retrieved 2019-12-26.
  6. ^ "Krijgt het reuzenrad een andere plek in Rotterdam? Gemeente en exploitant praten erover". AD.nl (in Dutch). 2019-07-30. Retrieved 2019-12-26.

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