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LONDON EYE
1) LONDON EYE
• The London Eye or
Millennium Wheel is
a landmark in
London, United
Kingdom. It’s a
giant Ferris wheel,
and it is situated on
the banks of the
river Thames.
London Eye
• People have a 360º full
view of the panorama
especially when they
are on the top of the
wheel.
London Eye
• The entire estructure
is 135 metres tall and
the wheel has a
diameter of 120
metres.
• It was the biggest
Ferris wheel in the
world until 2006.
2) CONSTRUCTION
• It was built in 1999
to celebrate the
start of the new
millennium and
people can visit it
since 2000. It was
designed by David
Marks and Julia
Barfield and funded
by British Airways.
Construction
• The wheel was built in
pieces that were
transported along the
River Thames on
floating platforms.
• The rim of the Eye is
supported by tied
bars that make it
seem like a big
bicycle.
Construction
• It was
inaugurated by
the prime
minister Tony
Blair on 31st
December 1999,
the last day of
the 2nd
millennium.
3) AT PRESENT
• Nowadays, the
wheel is one of
the most
popular
landmarks in
London and it’s
famous in all the
world.
At present
• It has been
visited by more
than 15,000,000
people since
2000. Now,
around 10,000
people visit it
every day.
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