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Millennium Wheel, South Bank, England, UK- design by Marks Barfield Architects
23 May 2010
London Eye Images
Architect: Marks Barfield Architects – David Marks + Julia Barfield
Address: Riverside Bldg, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7PB
Phone: 0871 781 3000
Location: South Bank, central London – on River Thames
Height: 135 m
Construction started: 1998
Opened: 9 Mar 2000
Opening Hours: 10:00 am – 9:30 pm, check with operators
Engineer: Jane M. Wernick
Renamed title: EDF Energy London Eye
Close to: Houses of Parliament, Waterloo Station, County Hall
151m diameter wheel orientated vertically, cantilevered over the River Thames
Series of Glass pods
Sponsored by British Airways
Intended to open at Millennium, ie January 1st 2000
Opened to the public 1 March 2000
Photos from the London Eye:
The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. Also known as the Millennium Wheel, its official name was originally the British Airways London Eye, then the Merlin Entertainments London Eye, and since January 2011, the EDF Energy London Eye.
The entire structure is 135 metres (443 ft) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 metres (394 ft). It is currently Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel and the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3.5 million visitors annually, and it has made many appearances in popular culture.
When erected in 1999 it was the world’s tallest Ferris wheel, until surpassed first by the 160 m (520 ft) Star of Nanchang in 2006 followed by the 165 m (541 ft) Singapore Flyer in 2008 and lastly the 167.6 m (550 ft) High Roller in 2014.
London Eye architects : Marks Barfield
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London Eye Photographs by Adrian Welch taken with Panasonic DMC-FX01 lumix camera; Leica lense: 2816×2112 pixels – original photos available upon request: info(at)e-architect.co.uk
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