London Eye – No Longer the Biggest

The London Eye, which is a significant feature of the skyline from my living room is about to lose its title as the world’s largest observation wheel. A new wheel is opening on Monday in Singapore, and at 165 metres (545 feet), or 42 storeys, the Singapore Flyer will be 30 metres higher than Britain’s London Eye

Singapore FlyerHowever, to be blunt – the Singapore one looks incredibly ugly compared to the London Eye. The huge metal struts make it look like the sort of thing I would expect from an impoverished ex-soviet state, not the modern sleek engineering triumph that we should expect of a modern economy.

Oh well.

AFP news article

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