Mammoet has released images of a 191m tall steel wheel in New York which it is in the process of constructing.
The giant observation wheel on the north east side of Staten Island, designed to be landmark tourist attraction, will consist of 10,000 tons of steel and will be made up of 36 pods which each carry up to 40 people. It’s expected to be completed by 2017 and work has already started on the foundations.
Mammoet, which specialises in engineered heavy lifting and transport, has formed a joint venture with Starneth to create Mammoet-Starneth, which will design and construct the wheel. Dutch engineering company Starneth specialises in giant observation wheels.
Mammoet USA managing director Jelmar de Vries said: “It is with a sense of great pride that Mammoet is taking on the New York Wheel project. It is always a privilege to work on projects like this which leave their mark on a city’s skyline.”