Tianjin Eye

Tianjin Eye, also called as The Tientsin Eye, is a 120-metre (394 ft) tall giant Ferris wheel built above the Yongle Bridge (formerly Chihai Bridge), over the Hai River in Tianjin, China.

The Tientsin Eye[1]
天津之眼
炫彩津门11Tianjin Eye and Haihe River.jpg
Alternative names"The Tientsin Eye" Ferris Wheel
天津之眼摩天轮
General information
TypeFerris wheel
LocationYongle Bridge, Tianjin, China
Coordinates39°09′12″N 117°10′49″E / 39.1533636°N 117.1802616°E / 39.1533636; 117.1802616Coordinates: 39°09′12″N 117°10′49″E / 39.1533636°N 117.1802616°E / 39.1533636; 117.1802616
Completed2007
Height120 m (394 ft)
Dimensions
Diameter110 m (361 ft)
Design and construction
Main contractorShanghai Amusement Machine Engineering Co. Ltd.
Other information
Number of units48 passenger capsules
References
[2][3][4]

Construction started in 2007, with completion of the main body on 18 December 2007, and the wheel opened to the public on 7 April 2008.[5][6][7]

At the time of its completion, only the 135 m (443 ft) London Eye, 160 m (525 ft) Star of Nanchang, and 165 m (541 ft) Singapore Flyer were taller.

Tianjin Eye.jpg

Tianjin Eye, also called "The Tientsin Eye" is electrically powered and has 48 passenger capsules, each able to carry 8 passengers, and takes 30 minutes to complete a rotation, giving a maximum capacity of 768 passengers per hour.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Tientsin Eye" Ferris Wheel,Official page about "The Tientsin Eye" on Tianjin Municipal Tourism Administration website.
  2. ^ Tianjin Eye at Emporis
  3. ^ "Tianjin Eye". SkyscraperPage.
  4. ^ Tianjin Eye at Structurae
  5. ^ a b "First Ferris Wheel on Bridge in Tianjin to Rap Body Construction". CRI English. 17 December 2007. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
  6. ^ "'Eye of Tianjin' opens to tourists". Enorth. 8 April 2009. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
  7. ^ Banyue (19 December 2007). "An eye for Tianjin and a condom for Shanghai". Danwei. Retrieved 19 August 2012.

External linksEdit