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Superlative of the Day: Japan Wants to Build the World's Tallest Ferris Wheel

Superlative of the Day: Japan Wants to Build the World's Tallest Ferris Wheel
UNStudio

Japan is building a giant ferris wheel. What scale are we talking? The founder of UNStudio, the architecture firm behind the project, told Wired UK, “It’s almost twice the scale of the wheel in London.” If the size of this Japanese wheel is actually double the 135-meter London Eye, it would surpass the 165-meter Singapore Flyer as the world's tallest ferris wheel. Wired UK reports the 32-capsule wheel, named Nippon Moon, will rotate in 40 minutes.

The Nippon Moon (also called Giant Observation Wheel), will also distinguish itself from other recent ferris wheels, with an "interactive user experience." The Nippon Moon mobile app will allow guests to communicate with people in other capsules and as the the project website describes, “to switch from reality to digitally altered views from the capsules, which are created through augmented reality techniques in the transparent skin of the capsules."

Sounds like we have to see it to believe it -- but for now, check out some screenshots from the project website

 
All images by UNStudio

(h/t Wired UK)

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