London Eye, UK

The EDF Energy London Eye, commonly known as The London Eye, and also known as the Millennium Wheel is a large wheel which has been established in London for the festivities in 2000, the same time as the Millennium Dome, located Greenwich (East London). It is first called British Airways London Eye and London Eye and officially its current name since January 20, 2011, following a three-year partnership as a sponsor.


The wheel has 32 gondolas, air and closed. Each boat can carry about twenty-five people. The complete rotation takes about 30 minutes.

by Hindol ChakravortyTom Soper

The Millennium Wheel was first built flat on the Thames. However, engineers underestimated the need to lift and put in place, the vertical force. So it took several cranes, and an effort several days, in order to finally climb. The architects David Marks, Julia Barfield, Malcolm Cook, Mark Sparrowhawk, Steven Chilton and Nic Bailey.



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