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Berlin wheel to dwarf London Eye

Work started in Berlin last week on the site of what will be Europe's largest Ferris wheel.

The 185m high structure is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2009 and will be 50m taller than the London Eye. The £87M, 175m diameter wheel will weigh 6,500t and use 6km of steel cable.

It is being built by the Great Wheel Corporation, the firm also responsible for the world's tallest big wheel in Beijing, China, which will stand at 208m when completed next year. The iconic 1960s Fersehturm or TV tower will remain the highest viewing platform in East Berlin at 204m above the ground.

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