Thursday, July 4, 2013

Giant Ferris Wheel

The Wiener Riesenrad is a 64,75m/212ft tall Ferris wheel at the entrance of the Prater amusement park in the 2nd district. It was constructed in 1897 by the English engineer Lieutenant Walter Bassett Bassett to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Emperor Franz Joseph I. In 1916 a demolition permit was issued, but (fortunately) the Ferris Wheel was saved from destruction by a lack of money. 

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