Paris France ~ Roue de Paris ~ Ferris Wheel

Paris France  ~   Roue de Paris  ~ Ferris Wheel

The Paris Ferris Wheel (Grande Roue de Paris) is a ride you don’t want to miss during the winter months. Located on the Place de la Concorde, between the famous Champs-Elysées and the Tuileries Gardens, this 60 meter (200ft) high Ferris wheel has become a kind of Parisian landmark, with its glittering lights illuminating the night sky. But the best part, naturally, is the ride itself. You have a unique 360° view of Paris, with a bird’s eye view on the iconic Louvre Museum, Grand Palais and Champs-Elysées avenue.

The Roue de Paris is a 60-metre (200 ft) tall[1][2] transportable Ferris wheel, originally installed on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France, for the 2000 millennium celebrations. It left Paris in 2002 and has since then seen service at numerous other locations around the world.

It is a Ronald Bussink series R60 wheel and needs no permanent foundations, instead 40,000 litres (8,800 imp gal; 11,000 US gal) (40 tonnes) of water ballast provide a stable base.[2] It weighs 365 tonnes.

Due to its transportable design, it can be erected in 72 hours and dismantled in 60 hours by a specialist team. Transport requires seven 20-foot (6.1 m) container lorries, ten open trailer lorries, and one closed trailer lorry.

The forty-two gondolas can be loaded either three or six at a time, and each can accommodate eight passengers.

Posted by Onasill ~ Bill Badzo on 2017-05-06 20:05:15

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