What is the Berlin of the new BER airport, seems to be for New York City, the giant Ferris wheel on Staten Island: Both large-scale projects are delayed again and again. But now the plans for the construction of the largest Ferris wheel in the world in New York are blown permanently.

“After years of planning, the developers of the New York Wheel parts with great disappointment that the dream to build a world-class attraction in Staten Island, will not meet, unfortunately”, – said in a statement on Tuesday.

Bickering investors

The Ferris wheel should be around 190 metres, the highest in the world. It was originally supposed to film in 2015, after a delay from April 2018 in the New York city borough of Staten Island – with panoramic views over the harbour, the statue of liberty and the Manhattan Skyline.


The Shopping Mall with 100 shops and a Boutique Hotel with 190 rooms is now without the New York Wheel on Staten Island


not to be opened up with A concrete reason for the task, the plans called for the developer. Finally, the cost of the project increased, however, the construction had been delayed and been delayed because of a court dispute between different investors.

With the project wanted to enhance the developers of the suburban and quiet most of the five boroughs of New York city. Until today, many tourists take the free ferry to Staten Island to enjoy the views of the Bay, the statue of liberty and Skyline of the metropolis, then but usually immediately back to Manhattan.

The New York Wheel should annually attract three million visitors to the North shore. There is a shopping center next to the Ferris wheel site, but to open still this year.

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Staten Island Ferry

round trips with a boat of the Circle Line around Manhattan island cost a minimum of 43 of the US-Dollar, a 25-minute ferry Crossing to Staten Island is free. The ferries leave from Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan – a view from the water of the Skyline, bridges and statue of liberty are included.

info: www.siferry.com

An alternative tour of the Harbor to Brooklyn, the Ikea Express, Pier 11 on Wall Street for 5 US-Dollar for Ikea customers from 10 US-dollars in sales for free.

info: www.nywatertaxi.com/cruise/ikea-express-ferry

tib / DPA