Tianjin Eye

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Tianjin Eye
Alternative names"The Tientsin Eye" Ferris Wheel
General information
Type Ferris wheel
LocationYongle Bridge, Tianjin, China
Coordinates 39°09′12″N117°10′49″E / 39.1533636°N 117.1802616°E / 39.1533636; 117.1802616 Coordinates: 39°09′12″N117°10′49″E / 39.1533636°N 117.1802616°E / 39.1533636; 117.1802616
Height120 m (394 ft)
Diameter110 m (361 ft)
Design and construction
Main contractorShanghai Amusement Machine Engineering Co. Ltd.
Other information
Number of units48 passenger capsules
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Tianjin Eye, the official name The Tientsin Eye, is a 120-meter (394 ft)-tall giant ferris wheel built above the Yongle Bridge (formerly Chihai Bridge), over the Hai River in Tianjin, China.

Construction started in 2007, with completion of the main body on 18 December 2007, and the wheel opened to the public on 7 April 2008. [5] [6] [7]

At the time of its completion, only the 135 m (443 ft) London Eye, 160 m (525 ft) Star of Nanchang, and 165 m (541 ft) Singapore Flyer were taller.

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Tianjin Eye, also called "The Tientsin Eye" is electrically powered and has 48 passenger capsules, each able to carry 8 passengers, and takes 30 minutes to complete a rotation, giving a maximum capacity of 768 passengers per hour. [5]

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