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Makeover for London Eye

A £12.5M project to upgrade the London Eye in time for the 2012 Olympics has hit the halfway mark, with 16 of the 32 capsules now successfully refurbished.

Each capsule’s heating and ventilation system is being upgraded. The capsules will also be upgraded to support technology including ceiling-mounted screens and wi-fi.

Since June 2009, the 10t capsules have been unpinned one at a time and lowered onto a floating pontoon to be towed to Tilbury Docks in Essex. From there they are transported by road to a workshop in Worcester.

The three-year programme, project managed by Cyril Sweett, is the biggest investment in the London Eye since the attraction opened in 2000. It will mean no further major maintenance works are needed for the next 15 or 20 years.

 

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