In a bid to bolster tourism in Moscow, plans are underway to build what could become the tallest observation wheel in the world. (Pics)
Standing over 722 feet tall, the tentatively named Moscow View ferris wheel will top the 541 foot Singapore Flyer, the current record holder, and the 443 foot London Eye. And if being visible for miles isn’t enough to make it stand out and lure tourists, the wheel will also have a visually distinct spokeless design, with passenger cabins that move along a rail system.
Designed by US-based architecture firm Gensler, the Moscow View will be part of a larger complex with restaurants, shopping, galleries, and theaters in the base, that’s expected to cost in the neighborhood of $300 million. The city is still deciding on where to build the attraction, but having chosen Moscow instead of Siberia is a sure sign they’re already on the right track.