Work underway on $500 million NYC Ferris wheel project

AP News
Posted: Aug 24, 2015 9:56 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Construction is underway at the site of a $500 million Ferris wheel project along the Staten Island waterfront.

The Staten Island Advance ( ) reports that the 630-foot-tall observation wheel is scheduled to open for business in 2017.

Up to 1,400 passengers at a time will view the scenery of New York City, New Jersey and beyond during a slow-moving, 38-minute ride.

The New York Wheel project was approved by the city in 2013.

It's now back in the public-review process because the developer has proposed changes, including the parking garage, power system and terminal.

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The city's Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Sept. 9.




Information from: Staten Island Advance,