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'Nippon Moon' to be amongst the worlds largest Ferris wheels

'Nippon Moon' to be amongst the worlds largest Ferris wheels

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A Giant Observation Wheel (GOW) is currently in development in Japan, competing with the 'Singapore Flyer', which is the largest wheel in the world to date

The giant Ferris wheel has been commissioned by Japanese company Wheel Investment Co Ltd and has been designed in collaboration with Arup, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Experientia. With 32 capsules it will allow expanded views of the city enabling visitors to experience the scenery with a more extensive perspective.

Van Berkel described the design as "brusque" and "bold" to wired.co.uk and also stated "it's almost twice the scale of the wheel in London."

It will rotate in 40 minute schedules and queuing will be comparable with that of aeroplane boarding, with announcements to inform you of how long you have until you ascend. Another unique quality regarding the high tech Ferris wheel is that passengers will be able to communicate with other capsules enabling them to share their separate experiences.

The project is set to be financially secured, and is still in the design phase but be sure to look out for the unique structure to appear in Japan in the near future.

 

Japan Nippon Moon

 

Japan Nippon Moon

Japan Nippon Moon

Japan Nippon Moon

Japan Nippon Moon

Japan Nippon Moon

Japan Nippon Moon

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