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Turning to analysis A structure without parallel will soon stand high above the Thames. Lisa Russell reports on the design of the British Airways London Eye.

As structures go, it will be a big one, the fourth tallest in London. But in another capacity it is a world beater, the world's highest observation wheel. The British Airways London Eye - otherwise known as the Millennium Wheel - is due to start turning in little more than a year and the programme is daunting.

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