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Millennium Wheel/ Thames

Millennium Wheel/ Thames Stock Photo

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1592 x 2404 px | 27 x 40.7 cm | 10.6 x 16 inches | 150dpi

Date taken:

June 13, 1999




Michael Walter

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This image could have imperfections as it’s either historical or reportage.

A quarter of the massive observation wheel s steel rim goes from Tower Bridge as it gets towed down the River Thames from Woolwich in London to its resting place on the South Bank near the Royal Festival Hall. * The rim, weighing 155 tonnes and measuring 106 metres in length, overhangs a 90 metre barge and has to negotiate eight bridges and the Thames Barrier on the final stage of the journey which started in Rotterdam. The world's largest ferris wheel, which is scheduled to open to the public in January 2000, is being constructed bit by bit over two months as parts arrive from all over the world.