The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) announced the attraction would be located in Haneul Park in the city’s northeast. Spokeless Ferris wheels are a relatively new development. Normally, Ferris wheels have cables running through the middle, but over the last few years technologies have evolved to enable the cars to rotate without them.
In addition to being close to the World Cup stadium, the wheel will be set near the Han River in a spot known for its beautiful views of the city. In a press release announcing the wheel project, the Seoul government stated the wheel’s location in Haneul (Korean for “sky”) Park was chosen for various reasons, namely its proximity to the country’s northern border.
The Seoul Ring is one of several initiatives happening in the Sangam-dong neighborhood, a former landfill now being used for eco-friendly projects. According to the government, the Ferris wheel will use green technology, such as solar power. Once it’s completed, the Seoul Ring will have 36 carriages, each of which can hold a maximum of 25 people. If it reaches full capacity, the Ferris wheel could accommodate as many as 11,792 people per day.
Currently, the largest spokeless Ferris wheel in the world is in Shandong, China. It measures 145 meters high. Meanwhile, Ain Dubai – which opened in the United Arab Emirates last fall – is the record holder for the world’s tallest observation wheel.
According to cnn