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EYE, EYE

Arguably the biggest UK civil engineering spectacle since construction of the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park is scheduled to kick off this week. Raising the Millennium Wheel - aka the British Airways London Eye - will finally begin on Friday morning after it is first lifted clear of its pontoon foundations on Thursday night. Around 40 television crews, including four from Japan, are booked to film the giant 135m diameter, 1,600t steel wheel being slowly hoisted by its A-frame to 65 degrees ...

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