Artist rendering of the New York Wheel. Image via NYCMayorsOffice
Staten Island will soon be home to the New York Wheel, the world’s tallest observation wheel, and we’re taking you on a behind-the-scenes hard hat tour of the active construction site on Staten Island. Join us as New York Wheel CEO and visionary Rich Marin discusses the progress of the New York Wheel, which will measure 630-feet tall when completed (that’s 80 feet higher than the High Roller in Las Vegas, currently the tallest observation wheel in the world). It’s all part of the St. George Waterfront Restoration Program, a $1.2 billion endeavor, which seeks to transform the Staten Island waterfront into a world-class destination that includes a 350,000 square-feet retail complex.
- See the construction progress of the world’s largest observation wheel
- Hear about this project from the experts directly involved, including NY Wheel CEO Rich Martin
- Witness first-hand the transformation of Staten Island’s St. George into NYC’s Urban Getaway, which will include 100 different retail shops, two hotels and more
What to bring: Closed toe shoes are mandatory. New York Wheel will have all equipment: hard hats, vests, goggles.
What to know: The tour is 1.5 hours long.
Check out additional images of the New York Wheel’s construction progress. Photos by Jay Fine, Fine Images, courtesy NYCEDC: