Ferris Wheel

A Ferris Wheel, also called a Big Wheel, Observation Wheel, Chicago Wheel or Giant Wheel is a nonbuilding structure consisting of a rotating upright wheel with multiple passenger-carrying components (commonly referred to as passenger cars, cabins, capsules, gondolas or pods) attached to the rim in such a way that as the wheel turns, they are kept upright, usually by gravity.

Grande Roue (Cabourg, France)

Ferris Wheel (Cabourg, France)

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The original Ferris Wheel was the centerpiece of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. Engineer George W. Ferris submitted several different designs to the designers. After turning down Ferris three times, the designers finally accepted his idea of a great wheel. Ferris’ first three plans were rejected because they believed such an elaborate and complex wheel would create many dangers, not only for the people riding it, but also for the builders.
Intended as an attraction in the same manner as the 1889 Paris Exposition’s 324-metre (1,063 ft) Eiffel Tower, the Ferris Wheel was the Columbian Exposition’s tallest attraction, with a height of 80.4 metres (264 ft). The Ferris Wheel was dismantled then rebuilt in Lincoln Park, Chicago, in 1895, and dismantled and rebuilt a third and final time for the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri. It was demolished there in 1906.


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