In China, there was a Ferris wheel axle-free
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Ferris wheel appeared axle-free
The Chinese have again hit record. They built the first Ferris wheel axle-free. The world's first Ferris wheel without spokes 145 meters is already being called an engineering marvel.
The futuristic building placed on the 540-meter bridge over the river Baylang in Weifang City in east China.
It is the world's first Ferris wheel without internal supports. And besides, and the largest: in diameter, its size is 125 meters.
The wheel is equipped with 36 booths, each of which can accommodate 10 people. Full turn attraction makes for 28 minutes - long enough for the tourists managed to make spectacular pictures of the landscape. Because the cabins are equipped with Internet access, the tourists can immediately upload pictures to social networks.
For the construction of the Ferris wheel has been used 4, 6 tons of steel.
booths movement is ensured by a built chassis that rotates them in a circle.
Steel structures are intertwined around the stalls and form, according to the architects, the so-called "Dragon Ridge", which provides the functionality of hingeless design with the lack of spokes and columns, completely freeing the center of the wheel.
Weifang - one of the cleanest settlements in China: landscaping level exceeds 40%. Far beyond its borders Weifang is known as the "City of Kites": they are not only produce, but also organize annual thematic festivals. It is assumed that a unique attraction will be the most attractive landmark in Weifang.