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BA London Eye Also known as The Millennium Wheel

 

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  • The foundations of the London Eye are 33m deep and the tension foundations contain 1,300 tonnes of concrete.
  • There are 32 capsules, measuring 8m in length and 4m in diameter which carry an average of 15,000 people a day.
  • The total power requirement to rotate the London Eye at full capacity is a mere 500 watts, the equivalent of six average light bulbs. The power requirements of lighting the capsules are greater.
  • The London Eye is one of the ten most popular tourist attractions in the U.K. Despite this Lambeth council have refused to give it permanent planning permission.
  • The London Eye won the Design Award in 2000 and a special Design Award in 2001. The architects have also been honoured with M.B.Es.

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Architect
Marks Barfield Architects
Consulting Engineer
Tony Gee & Partners
Developer
London Eye Company Limited
Main Contractor
Mace
Planning Consultant
Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners

Reference Data

Reference No.
284
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
12-11-2014
 

Building Location

Address
Albert Embankment, Waterloo, London. SW1
Council
Lambeth
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1996
Construction start date
1998
Completion date
1999

Roof Height (AGL)
135.00

Market Data

Primary Use
Ferris Wheel


Construction Cost
£75,000,000.00
Budget Date
1999

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