World’s top 10 tallest Ferris wheels Posted on April 1, 2009 at 4:00 pm.Written by Charlie Leocha “These wheels have almost replaced the skyscraper as icons,” says Dennis Speigel, president of the consulting firm International Theme Park Services. You’d expect him to say that, since his company is busy building tall, very tall Ferris wheels. Here is a list and photos of the tallest Ferris wheels in the world. The original Ferris wheel was designed by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., as a landmark for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The term Ferris wheel later came to be used generically for all such rides. This is the current list. Two bigger Ferris wheels are planned for Dubai and for Shanghai, however both construction projects are on hold during the economic downturn. Singapore Flyer (above and left) with a height of 165 meters (541 feet) is the tallest wheel in the world. It was built in 2008. The Star of Nanchang, , in China, standing at 160 meters (525 feet) and consturcted in 2006, was the tallest in the world only for about two years. London Eye is built in the middle of London, constructed in 1999, was the tallest until it was surpassed by the Star of Nanchang. It is 135 meters high (443 feet) and is Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel. Suzhou Ferris Wheel, was built in 2009 in China and measures 120 meters high (394 feet). The Southern Star, towering above Melbourne in southern Australia stands the same 120 meters (394 feet) high. It was constructed in 2008 and is currently our of action for repairs. The next five tallest Ferris Wheels are: 6. Tianjin Eye is another 120-meter-high (394-foot) Ferris wheel built in 2008 in China. It is built over a bridge. 7. Changsha Ferris Wheel in China is 120 meters high (394-foot). 8. Zhengzhou Ferris Wheel in China is also 120 meters high (394-foot). 9. Sky Dream Fukuoka, the tallest in Japan, is also 120 meters high (394-foot). 10. Diamonds and Flowers Wheel, at 117 meters (384 feet) built in 2001 at the Kasai Rinkai Park in Tokyo is ranked as the 10th highest in the world. Here is another article about Giant Ferris Wheels Around the World See the world’s Top 10 Roller Coasters http://highonadventure.com Lynn Rosen How does the world-famous icon in Paris measure up? If not one of the tallest, at least one of the best-known and recognized. Up next – could we have roller coasters? http://www.tripso.com/author/leocha Charlie Leocha Here you go — http://www.eng.buffalo.edu/~hulme/topcoast.html Top 10 Roller Coasters :-) Pingback: Parks around the world | Carnival Midway News and Views() Anonymous What place is the Ferris Wheel @ California Adventure? Alexismheredia las vegas is going to be nuber 1 Pingback: World’s Tallest Ferris Wheel | Everyday Opera() Jazminr1290 i wish i could go on the Suzhou Ferris Wheel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!>3 Tikitomluv im in love with the london eye Juice ferris wheels are so pretty, and juicy, and fluffy, like a whale! Pingback: February is about more than St. Valentine’s Day | GRCC Library & Learning Commons() christyonna omg londons eye Pingback: My Devotional Thoughts | This Day in History June 21, 1893() Pingback: TOPPYX Top 10 Biggest Ferris Wheels On The Earth() joeCT1983 VEGAS NOW NEEDS TO BE ADDED!!!!! OPENED ABOUT AN HOUR AGO!!! :) BIGGEST IN THE WORLD!