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District council backs Ferris wheel plan

Central and Western District Council members support erecting a temporary Ferris wheel on the waterfront, but they want more information on traffic and crowd control and safety measures in windy conditions.

Friday, 2 September, 2011, 12:00am

Doubts over site for Ferris wheel

A Ferris wheel on the Central waterfront would add vibrancy to the area but it should be located somewhere with better views, the Harbourfront Commission said of the proposed 'Hong Kong Eye'.

31 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Must Hong Kong reinvent the wheel?

We are all for clever ideas and iconic structures to make Hong Kong stand out from the pack, bring in visitors, give our city spark and put us on the map.

The 60-metre-high observation wheel that a company is keen to put on our new-look harbourfront in Central would seem to tick all the boxes. And from the artist's impression, it is certainly eye-catching.

31 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Guangzhou planning to build world's highest amusement ride

Guangzhou will build an amusement ride that it claims will be the highest in the world as the city gears up to host the Asian Games next year. The claim is based on the fact that it will be atop a 450-metre skyscraper.

18 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Boost for Ferris wheel bid

A Wharf (Holdings) plan to build a 75-metre-high Ferris wheel on top of a four-storey retail complex in Tsim Sha Tsui has been boosted by a Town Planning Board decision to relax building height controls at the Ocean Terminal extension.

Height control has been a major obstacle for Wharf's proposal. Its first application to develop the attraction was rejected in March.

8 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Wheeling and dealing

Environmental activists (inset) scale the world's biggest Ferris wheel - London's Millennium Wheel - to call for a halt to major dam projects around the globe. Five protesters were arrested after scrambling up the 135-metre structure. Others still clinging to the wheel were ready to spend the night in a hammock slung at the top.

26 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Multi-media opens new door to physics

THE laws of motion by Isaac Newton and Archimedes' principle, to name basic building blocks in the study of the physical world, are vividly demonstrated in the new Active Physics Learning Environment (APLE) at the University of Science and Technology.

8 Feb 1996 - 12:00am