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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Wonder Wheel


I love Ferris wheels. Although few of the original rides in Coney Island remain or operate, the Wonder Wheel is one still going strong and with a perfect safety record. Built in 1920 from Bethlehem steel forged on site, it stands at 150 feet tall, and it is unique with outer fixed cars and inner cars which swing. We took a ride, a first for both of us. The views were wonderful, and I took many photos while aloft. More photos here. The Wonder Wheel was landmarked by the city in 1989. It's a beautiful antique when viewed from any angle - the beach, the air...

9 comments:

santy said...

Built in 1920? What a good maintenance!

Anne said...

Yeah...its 86 years old now!

Manuel Tendero Gil said...

unas fotos con mucho colorido me gustan un saludo

Mark said...

Maybe its age but these things really scare me now!

Olivier said...

Merci pour la video. Elle est superbe la Wonder Wheel

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Patron said...

Hi there

The links you used do not exist anymore, but you made me curious about the view you had up there!