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Monday, July 19, 2010

Jerusalem to get largest Ferris Wheel in the world?

Anyone who has been to London in the last ten years has probably been on the London Eye, the huge Ferris wheel (currently the largest in the World) that sits on the Thames River.

Last week, the Jerusalem City Council approved the construction of a Ferris Wheel in Jerusalem that would replace the London Eye as the largest Ferris wheel in the world (link in Hebrew). The new Ferris wheel is to be built on the grounds of the former train station (which has not been used for trains in many years now), which is close enough to the Old City that a view from the top would include a view of the Old City. It should be stunning!

8 Comments:

At 8:17 AM, Blogger Risa said...

Don't know whether to laugh or to cry?

 
At 8:53 AM, Blogger Shy Guy said...

1. Who needs another eye-sore? This one will be worse than the Holyland apartment complex.

2. Traffic in the area is miserable enough as it is.

3. Jerusalem is not a circus. However, the Knesset is. Stick it on the roof. There are no lack of clowns employed within.

 
At 11:29 AM, Blogger יונתן said...

Every time I see that new monstrosity at the entrance to the city, I think to myself,"Good thing they built that bridge, because otherwise, Jerusalem just wouldn't be special."

Unnecessary.

 
At 1:33 PM, OpenID kj37 said...

It is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe, and the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom, visited by over 3.5 million people annually.[1] When erected in 1999, it was the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, until surpassed first by the 160 m (520 ft) Star of Nanchang in 2006, and then the 165 m (541 ft) Singapore Flyer in 2008. It is still described by its operators as "the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel" (as the wheel is supported by an A-frame on one side only, unlike the Nanchang and Singapore wheels).[2]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Eye

 
At 6:50 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

It could become a major tourist attraction. The Holyland apartment complex was a residential white elephant. I have no objection - as long as its built with private funds and the politicians keep their nose out of it!

 
At 1:35 AM, Blogger catdance3001 said...

Only time will tell us if this indeed will be really good for Jerusalem. Will it be necessary, profitable, and won't give us any unnecessary problems? Right now it seems to be a bit difficult to foresee how this ferris wheel will work out for Jerusalem.

 
At 1:44 AM, Blogger catdance3001 said...

Only time will tell us if indeed this attraction will be good for Jerusalem. Will it be necessary, profitable, and won't give us any unnecessary problem? Right now it seems to be difficult to foresee how this ferris wheel will work out for Jerusalem.

 
At 9:02 PM, Blogger rutimizrachi said...

Well, if nothing else will bring in the olim from Disneyland, maybe the ferris wheel will.

 

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