In Batumi, on a skyscraper set the ferris wheel
• In Batumi on a skyscraper set the ferris wheel
Georgian Batumi, which is called the "Black Sea Singapore", is full of unusual architectural solutions. This is where there was the first skyscraper in the world with a Ferris wheel on the facade. It is set on the 27th floor at a height of 100 meters.
Skyscraper former Black Sea Technical University, to the right - under construction skyscraper Trump Tower
Initially, the 200-meter skyscraper Batumi Tower, built in 2012, designed by the young Georgian architect David Gogikhaishvili, had placed the Black Sea Technical University. This Georgian-American university with teaching in English was to issue diplomas of international standard, but it never opened.
A few years a 36-storey building was empty, until in 2015 it did not sell at auction for $ 25 million. Buyer unusual skyscraper was the construction company RED-Co (Real Estate Development Company), owned by the company Celwood Investment Limited with registration in Belize.
The building is unique, because in his 27th-floor installed panoramic Ferris wheel with eight capsules, cabins, which can accommodate 40 people.
construction is designed, assembled and installed the company from Ukraine. They say that such a Ferris wheel does not exist anywhere in the world. It looks quite trivial, but it is not clear why, sitting on the 27th floor, enjoy the views from the 31st. After all, you can just look out the window of a skyscraper or climb on its roof.
In an unusual skyscraper and adjoining buildings new owners have placed a residential complex, as well as the 5-star Le Méridien Batumi with a casino, spa and fitness center, indoor and outdoor pool, restaurants. For the reconstruction of the company RED-Co has invested an additional $ 15 million.