Scotland's National Wheel
Edinburgh City Council has announced that it is in talks with the company
that built the 165m high ferris wheel at Singapore - the world's biggest
Council is considering creating a wheel, up to 120m high, at Leith Docks.
The cost would be funded by Great City Attractions. It is
anticipated that it would be known as 'Scotland's National Wheel'.
At 120m, It would be the second largest wheel in Europe and the fifth
largest in the world.
London Eye is 135m high. It was built in 1999 at a cost of £20m.
Tickets to ride on the London Eye cost £17.50.
Council claim that the wheel would help the regeneration of the whole
Waterfront area. They hope it would generate about as many visitors
as Edinburgh Zoo, about 650,000 a year.
Edinburgh Evening News,
December 9, 2009, pp.1,4