New York is getting another ‘biggest’ with the upcoming Ferris wheel which is to be built on Staten Island. It’s part of a plan to draw tourists to what’s been known as the ‘forgotten borough’.
The wheel to be called ‘New York Wheel’, is to grace a spot overlooking the Statue of Liberty, New York Habor and the downtown New York skyline. It’s a $230 million attraction with 625-foot-tall structure that will be higher than the Singapore Flying and the London Eye. New York Wheel will be an attraction unlike any other, said Michael Bloomberg Thursday.
Construction is set to begin in early 2014 and will be privately financed. The attraction will include an outlet mall and a 200-room hotel and it’s set to open to public by the end of 2015.
Staten Island is the only one borough that is not accessible by subway. To residents in the area, the wheel will bring the borough more respect.
Noe I. for Windows of the World