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MOSCOW, November 9 (Itar-Tass) —— Moscow plans to build the world’s largest 220-meter observation wheel that would be much bigger than the world-famous London Eye and the Singapore Flyer, the Kommersant daily writes in its Wednesday issue.
According to the newspaper, the Moscow Mayor’s Office is considering three possible locations for the giant wheel. They are an area near the Circus on Vernadsky Avenue, the All-Russia Exhibition Centre, and the Gorky Park.
Back in 2002, the newspaper writes, the city authorities issued a permit to build an observation wheel in Vernadsky Avenue, between the circus and the Natalia Sats Children’s Musical Theatre. The document was signed by Moscow’s chief architect Alexander Kuzmin. The project however was never realized. Now the city authorities came back to the project.
Currently, Moscow’s tallest observation wheel measuring 75 meters in height is operating at the All-Russia Exhibition Centre. Before the spring of 2011, there were two more observations wheels, 14-meter and 45-meter high, in the Gorky Park, but they have been dismantled along with all other rides.
As soon as the Mayor’s Office chooses the site, it will organize a tender among investors, the Kommersant says.
Currently, the world’s largest Ferries Wheel is operated in Singapore and is dubbed as Singapore Flyer. It reaches 42 stories high, with a total height of 165 meters, five meters taller than the Star of Nanchang in China and 30 meters taller than the London Eye.