Engineers aim to build the world’s largest spokeless FERIGAN WHEEL in Seoul in 2025
Forget the London Eye! Engineers aim to build the world’s largest spokeless FERRIS WHEEL in Seoul in 2025, which will stand 591 feet tall and feature stainless steel gondolas overlooking the city
- The futuristic Seoul Ring is set to be built at Haneul Park in Seoul, South Korea
- Its spokeless design breaks with the traditional look of Ferris wheels
- The Seoul Ring will symbolically be “geographically close to North Korea.”
The London Eye, the Singapore Flyer and Ferris wheels around the world have drawn the attention of locals and tourists alike for decades.
But South Korea is said to be doing this with plans to build the ‘the largest spokeless Ferris wheel in the world, which will offer breathtaking views of its capital by 2025.
The futuristic Seoul Ring breaks with the traditional appearance of Ferris wheels thanks to “innovative technology”.
Its development takes place on a former landfill in Haneul Park, which the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) calls the “Gateway to Seoul”.
An announcement earlier this month said, “Seoul Ring will serve not only as an entertainment facility, but also as a cultural complex offering visitors the opportunity to experience the historical significance of Nanjido.
The futuristic Seoul Ring is set to be built by 2025 at Haneul Park in Seoul, South Korea
“Innovative Technology” is used to differentiate its appearance from other Ferris wheels
“In addition, it will offer a variety of festivals, cultural and tourist content and programs, as well as a place of communication.”
Once built, the wheel will be 591 feet tall, according to CNN.
For comparison, this is 149 feet taller than the UK’s famous London Eye, which is 442 feet.
The ring is also set to beat the world’s largest ferris wheel in Shandong, China, which measures 475 feet tall.
Visitors have the opportunity to marvel at the sights of the Hangang River, downtown Seoul, Namsan Mountain and even Bukhansan Mountain from its stainless steel capsules.
The location was chosen from a number of alternative options including Nodeul Island, Yeouido Park and Jamsil, which the SMG has been toying with since last October.
But Haneul Park was ultimately chosen for its “symbolism of inter-Korean reconciliation.”
“Haneul Park is considered a significant site because of its symbolism as a gateway to Seoul and unified Korea, as well as a place near North Korea that shows the harmony and reunification of the Korean race,” SMG added.
The Rad will reportedly house 36 carriages, each of which can be filled with 25 people.
Visitors have the opportunity to marvel at the sights of the Hangang River, Downtown Seoul, Namsan Mountain and even Bukhansan Mountain from its pods
The Seoul Ring will symbolically stand in a park “geographically close to North Korea”.
Haneul Park was eventually chosen for its “symbolism of inter-Korean reconciliation.”
The Seoul Ring
- It will be built on a former rubbish dump in Haneul Park
- The construction work should be completed by 2025
- Seoul’s city government claims it will be the world’s “tallest” Ferris wheel at 475 feet
- It will integrate green technologies to ensure it meets sustainability goals
- The wheel will have 36 carriages, each seating 25 people
The SMG is consulting with international experts in architecture and engineering to ensure the ring is safe and structurally sound.
The Seoul Ring will also incorporate green technologies that are in line with climate change and sustainability goals.
The city plans to develop more advanced infrastructure concepts in partnership with the private sector.
SMG added, “Seoul Ring is designed to serve as the city’s new landmark, strengthening its global position and urban competitiveness while revitalizing the local economy.
“From Haneul Park, visitors can see the Hangang River, downtown Seoul, Mount Namsan, and even Mount Bukhansan.
“Also, given Haneul Park’s past as a landfill, it is the best place to realize the city’s urban vision of finding harmony between citizens, planet, future and environment (i.e. carbon neutrality, climate change).”
MailOnline has contacted the SMG for comment.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11871841/Engineers-want-build-worlds-largest-spokeless-FERRIS-WHEEL-Seoul-2025.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Engineers aim to build the world’s largest spokeless FERIGAN WHEEL in Seoul in 2025