The Great Wheel of China, situated in Chaoyang Park to the north-east of the city centre, will be the world’s tallest ferris wheel (and about twice the size of the London Eye!). Sadly, the $99m project won’t be completed in time for the 2008 Beijing Olympics – it’ll be the following year before it is in operation. It will have 48 cars, each capable of holding 40 people, meaning that it’ll be capable of carrying a staggering 1,920 people at any one time.You’re probably already familiar with the likes of the London Eye and the Singapore Flyer, but you might not have yet heard that a similar project is underway in Beijing.
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