Do you know which was the first giant Ferris wheel in the world? The one in Chicago, built during the 1893 World’s Fair and designed by engineer George Washington Gale Ferris. The attraction became so fashionable that Ferris wheels began to be built all over the planet.
Today Ferris wheels are still being built all over the world. The most ambitious plans are for Dubai , which if everything continues as planned, in 2014 will have the tallest Ferris wheel in the world: a 210-meter-high prodigy. While they finish their construction we can enjoy some of the most famous waterwheels in the world so far.
Although the Chicago Ferris wheel we have told you about disappeared in 1906, today you can enjoy its replica , which allows you to get incredible views of Lake Michigan.
Singapore has the tallest Ferris wheel so far, with a 165-meter observatory. It has 28 air-conditioned capsules that accommodate 28 passengers. And is that each cabin is the size of a city bus . In addition, cocktails and champagne are offered and, of course, it has a bathroom.
Of course, the London Ferris wheel, known as the London Eye , could not be missing from this list. Each year 3.5 million people enjoy it.
Santa Monica, Los Angeles
In Santa Monica you will find the most ecological Ferris wheel. It works with solar energy and, although it is not the highest, you get incredible views over the ocean. In addition, the Ferris wheel has more than 160,000 bulbs that color the Pacific sunsets.
Finally we want to talk about the Ferris wheel in Paris, which has been in England, Bangkok, Amsterdam and Belgium before. And is that thanks to its unique design it can be assembled in 72 hours and disassembled in 60.