Like the London Eye, but almost twice the size, The New York Wheel will have 36 capsules (cabins) that can hold comfortably as many as 40 passengers each, and be used for private parties or corporate events. A ride will last approximately 38 minutes and will cost about $35 per person.
The ferry to the new attraction in Staten Island will be free. The planned 630-foot-tall wheel will be one of the world’s largest Ferris wheels. When it opens in 2017, it will be visible across New York Harbor. An estimated 3.5 million people will visit the wheel every year.
Follow the development if this new Landmark Attraction attraction at www.newyorkwheel.com