November 25, 2013 by Joey Wang
Construction of the largest spokeless Ferris wheel in the world has been completed in the great city of Changzhou, Jiangsu province. Building began back in 2009 and has cost more than 150 million yuan ($24 million). The project has been met with numerous delays.
Earlier this year, construction was halted for six months when additional safety checks were carried out. When the wheel will start rolling is unsure. China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) still has to give formal permission, and the latest round of safety checks has yet to begin.
February 14, 2013 by W.E. Ning
Well, it has a wheel… On pics the construction site of the world’s largest spokeless Ferris wheel in Changzhou, Jiangsu province on January 2, 2013. The wheel, which looks like a giant ring, will spin without a spoke.
The Ferris wheel is named “shi lai yun zhuan,” which means “turn of fortune”. Its height will measure 89 meters and the total weight will be 3.000 tons. The wheel costs 150 million yuan (24 million USD) and is expected to go into operation in June this year.