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London Eye

It contains 32 capsules (ONE MISSING)

The London Eye ('London Eye'), also known as the Millennium Wheel ('Millennium Wheel'), completed in 1999 and opened in March 2000, was the largest wheel-viewpoint of the world until the opening of the Star Nanchang in May 2006 and the Singapore Flyer back in 2008. The London Eye reaches a height of 135 m on the western end of Jubilee Gardens, on the South Bank of the Thames, London Borough of Lambeth, between Westminster and Hungerford bridges. The wheel is next to County Hall and in front of the offices of the Ministry of Defence.

Designed by architects David Marks, Julia Barfield, Malcolm Cook, Mark Sparrowhawk, Steven Chilton and Nic Bailey, the wheel has 32 passenger capsules sealed and heated under their outer circumference. Tour to 0.26 m / s (about 0.9 km / h), so each lap takes about 30 minutes. The wheel does not usually stop to take on passengers: the rotation speed is low enough so that they can easily get on and off the moving capsules at ground level. However, it stopped to allow disabled and elderly passengers have time to climb and descend safely.

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