Battle of the World’s Largest Observation Wheels

The Singapore Flyer is a 150 metre-tall observation wheel located on Marina Bay, overlooking Singapore’s city centre – and for the moment, it holds the title of the world’s largest observation wheel. The next tallest observation wheel is the Star of Nanchang (sadly not-yet-built in Google Earth1, but here’s a ground-level photo), which was the world’s tallest from when it was built in 2006, right up until the opening of the Singapore Flyer in February 2008. This is odd, because at 160 metres the Star of Nanchang should never have lost the title!2 It transpires that the Singapore…

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