Back in 1893, George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. unveiled the world’s first Ferris wheel, dazzling visitors to the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Now, more than 120 years later, China has decided to reinvent Ferris’ wheel.
Work is now complete on the world’s tallest spokeless Ferris Wheel, towering 145 meters above the Bailang River in Weifang, Shandong province. Engineers explain that the body of the wheel does not rotate, instead the carriages are pulled along on a rail. A full rotation takes 30 minutes. Which does seem like a long time to look at some river.
The record-setting ride includes 36 cars that will all be pimped out with a television (in case you get bored by the bland views) and a wifi connection (for immediate selfie sending). It is set to open to the public soon, so book your passage to Weifang now.
[Images via Xinhua]
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