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 (http://bit.ly/1Nw1SL4 ) 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.
The city's Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Sept. 9.
Information from: Staten Island Advance, http://www.silive.com