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Tight timescale

London's new landmark will take people on a half hour ride above the Thames. The timescale for the 20M project is daunting - chief design and build contractor Hollandia only started work three months ago, yet the project is scheduled to finish on 31 December 1999, ready for the team to see in the new millennium from the wheel itself. Fabrication has already started and civils work begins on site in a month or so.

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