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Singapore Flyer & Ferris Wheels

Tue May 04, 2010 11:04 pm

Excellent documentary on the history and construction of Ferris Wheels incluidng the London Eye and the worlds largest wheel "The Singapore Flyer"

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Re: Singapore Flyer & Ferris Wheels

Sun May 09, 2010 6:44 pm

nice find mate
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Re: Singapore Flyer & Ferris Wheels

Mon May 10, 2010 5:01 am

Cool!

I'll say one thing, that Chinese wheel is ugly as sin! And the Singapore one looks like it's capsules are made from oil drums. :lol:

Makes you realise just how elegant the London Eye is. And do you know, despite being a Londoner, I've never been on it. :no: I might just have to do something about that now.
 
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Re: Singapore Flyer & Ferris Wheels

Mon May 10, 2010 5:12 pm

Really was very interesting indeed! Great watch.

But yes I thought that too Diogo, the Eye really is the most Elegant of the Giant Wheels, also the only one to have ever attempted the single sided support system! :)

The Star of Nanchang's supports and also the wheel itself are just far too complex making it look a bit messy in my opinion! (Looks good at night though!) The Singapore Flyer does look better but I do not like the Capsules!

The two new ones that are going up are better though:

Great Berlin Wheel
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Great Beijing Wheel
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But still go on saying the Eye is the best looking!
 
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Re: Singapore Flyer & Ferris Wheels

Mon May 10, 2010 6:25 pm

Very interesting documentary there. Not too keen on the Chinese one personally; it looks archaic compared to the modern beauties of the London Eye and the Singapore Flyer.

The two new wheels posted above look really nice though.
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