Apparently, the challenge to those who build i tallest skyscrapers and impressive in the world seems to have lost quite a bit of edge. The search for the most distinctive tourist attractions goes through other paths: the metropolitan government of Seoul, for example, aims to amaze the world with the largest hubless Ferris wheel in the world. Is called Seoul Ring, will rise in Seoul's Haneul Park and will reach 180 meters (591 feet) in height.
One ring to bring them all together
The cabins of the Seoul Ring will be capsules that will travel in a closed loop, completely powered by renewable energy. Seoul's Ferris wheel will be one of the city's most spectacular attractions, as part of the constant renewal that has already characterized it for several years. Above all, it will also be a symbol of South Korea's technological innovation and environmental sustainability, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the use of renewable energy. As mentioned, it will be the largest in the world without a hub. Not the first without a hub, not the biggest ever.
The first Ferris wheel, and the biggest
The history of Ferris wheels dates back to the late 1893th century, when American engineer George Washington Ferries built one for the XNUMX Chicago World's Fair. Since then, Ferris wheels have gotten bigger and more sophisticated, reaching unthinkable heights for the time. At present, the tallest Ferris wheel in the world is theAin Dubai in the United Arab Emirates: a whopping 250 meters (820 feet) in diameter. Even this one, however, still has some rays that support it: the Seoul Ring it will be completely devoid of central supports.
The current primacy of Ferris wheel without hub belongs to Chinese Bohai Eye, opened in 2018 in Shandong province, which stops at 135 meters (476 feet), a full 45 meters less than the Seoul Ring, which is expected to be completed by 2027.
China versus South Korea? Perhaps we are witnessing the birth of a strange new international competition for who has the biggest dick. The circle, I mean.