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Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017 5:01:15 PM

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Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017 7:04:32 PM
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Now I'm not trying to be a buzz kill on this project, earlier I said that there really isn't much around the wheel to be seen. the city of New York sky line is around 30 to forty miles away from the placement of the wheel. Maybe the night viewing will be more forgiving but as for being on the thing in the daytime, forget about it!

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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017 11:54:58 PM

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owner wrote:
Now I'm not trying to be a buzz kill on this project, earlier I said that there really isn't much around the wheel to be seen. the city of New York sky line is around 30 to forty miles away from the placement of the wheel. Maybe the night viewing will be more forgiving but as for being on the thing in the daytime, forget about it!


Please show evidence that this is true? Seeing as it's impossible to see more than 3-4 miles at ground level I think it highly unlikely that it's that far away?

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Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:47:30 AM

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owner wrote:
Now I'm not trying to be a buzz kill on this project, earlier I said that there really isn't much around the wheel to be seen. the city of New York sky line is around 30 to forty miles away from the placement of the wheel. Maybe the night viewing will be more forgiving but as for being on the thing in the daytime, forget about it!


It's 5-6 miles.

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Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 11:28:38 AM

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the city of New York sky line is around 30 to forty miles away from the placement of the wheel.


I was also a bit surprised by this , so i measured it on google earth.
From the wheel location to the tip of Manhattan is exactly 5 miles , is a bit less then forty.
Been in NYC once and took the staten islands ferry and in my memory it was not that long to get to the other side.

Also it seems a bit strange to me that they would build a project this size and find out after the opening that the view is not worth it.
Also it's not the wheel itself and the view that is so interesting for most of us , but the cranes are.
Although the engineering itself is also interesting and impressive.

Nice picture Vinny , thanks a lot for the update.

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Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 1:35:08 PM
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I stand corrected all, i really didn't do the math, good job Eef, well done.

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Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 3:08:22 PM

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Back to the lifting part and big iron , an interesting update here.

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Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 10:13:54 PM

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Photos when they arrived:






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Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 9:44:55 PM

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Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017 3:00:12 PM

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Now things get interesting , thanks for the update.
Nice shots.

first parts are there

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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 4:09:18 AM

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Great shots Vinny, the second one just shows what a beast the LR11350 is Applause

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