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Transcript of LONDON EYE.
Cost 70 million pounds
Location London, United Kingdom
The London Eye ( ' London Eye ' ) , also known as Millennium Wheel ( ' Noria Millennium ' ) , is an observation wheel 135 m located on the western end of Jubilee Gardens, on the South Bank of the Thames district London Lambeth , between Westminster and Hungerford bridges . The wheel is next to County Hall and outside the offices of the Ministry of Defence.
The London Eye was designed by architects Frank Anatole , Nic Bailey, Steve Chilton, Malcolm Cook , Mark Sparrowhawk , Julia Barfield and David Marks.1 2 Mace was responsible for construction management . Consulting engineers Tony Gee & Partners designed the foundation while Beckett Rankine designed maritime works .
The London Eye has 32 cabins for passengers sealed and heated , 8 meters long and 4 meters in diameter instead of being hung from the structure as in most of the wells are subject to the top of the wheel
The main material is carbon steel . In the wiring has been used two different material classes, the cable wheel and the backstay cable. Compression is based on some supports , consisting of thousands of tons of concrete pillars and tens of the same material.
The most important elements of nature , laminated steel tube , and shaft made from eight small sections , the molten steel is produced through the company Skoda Steel.
He completed the work in 1999 and opened in March 2000, was the largest in the world until the opening of the Star of Nanchang in May 2006 and subsequent Singapore Flyer in 2008 .
The edge of the London Eye is supported by cables tensioned steel and resembles a huge bicycle wheel. The lighting was done with Color Kinetics LED lighting in December 2006 to allow digital control of light instead of the manual substitution of the gels over fluorescent tubes.
Its outer circumference joins the center for radios and looks like a huge bicycle wheel.