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    THE largest touring big wheel in Europe is about to make an appearance on Liverpool's


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    skyline.

    The towering ride, which has already visited Hamburg, Munich and Dublin, is being built in Williamson Square.

    It will be 35m high

    (114ft), giving panoramic views and becoming Liverpool's version of the hugely successful London Eye.

    After it opens to the public later this month,

    the big wheel will stay in place until after Christmas.It will be covered in more than 20,000 white lights and form the centrepiece of the city's Christmas

    attractions.

    Business and city council leaders have brought the ride to Liverpool to thank people for their patience while streets are dug

    up.

    Christmas shoppers are battling with roadworks on Church Street and Lord Street, while main routes such as The Strand and Edge Lane are still

    covered in cones.

    City officials say ride costs will be deliberately kept low (2.50 adults, 2 children) so as many people as possible can enjoy the

    big wheel.

    Carl Speight, from Liverpool's Business Improvement District, said: "The very large steel stanchions went into place over the weekend, and

    the actual wheel will be built this week."

    The wheel will open on October 24. Its official launch is on November 2, along with the city centre's

    festive programme.
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    That looks like major fun! Wonder if I can sneak a pint of

    mild up there and re-enact scenes from Bottom?

    Actually, things like that scare me, but I seem to have this wierd psychological disorder that makes me

    have a go anyway... problem is, once you set off, you can't really stop and get off if you don't like it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
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    THE largest touring big wheel in Europe is about to make an

    appearance on Liverpool's skyline.

    The towering ride, which has already visited Hamburg, Munich and Dublin, is being built in Williamson

    Square.

    It will be 35m high (114ft), giving panoramic views and becoming Liverpool's version of the hugely successful London Eye.

    After it

    opens to the public later this month, the big wheel will stay in place until after Christmas.It will be covered in more than 20,000 white lights and form the

    centrepiece of the city's Christmas attractions.

    Business and city council leaders have brought the ride to Liverpool to thank people for their

    patience while streets are dug up.

    Christmas shoppers are battling with roadworks on Church Street and Lord Street, while main routes such as The

    Strand and Edge Lane are still covered in cones.

    City officials say ride costs will be deliberately kept low (2.50 adults, 2 children) so as many

    people as possible can enjoy the big wheel.

    Carl Speight, from Liverpool's Business Improvement District, said: "The very large steel stanchions went

    into place over the weekend, and the actual wheel will be built this week."

    The wheel will open on October 24. Its official launch is on November 2,

    along with the city centre's festive programme.
    We should do a YoLiverpool meet up in that thing.
    Gididi Gididi Goo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
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    THE largest touring big wheel in Europe is about to make an

    appearance on Liverpool's skyline.
    For me, it's going to be one of the photie highlights since....whenever!
    I beg you all to take as

    many snaps as you can and transfer them as soon as possible from your camera to any online photo host. Don't forget to post us a link

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    "Business and city council leaders have brought the ride to

    Liverpool to thank people for their patience while streets are dug up
    ."

    Somehow I think it'll take more than a cheap ride on a ferris wheel to

    appease people bothered over the delays caused by the Big Dig. By this logic traffic congestion may get even worse as everyone heads into town to get a go on

    the thing.

    Seriously though its a great idea, but cant help thinking they could have built it higher. The one in Manchester (dunno if its still there

    or not) was 60m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    "Business and city council leaders have brought the ride to Liverpool to

    thank people for their patience while streets are dug up
    ."
    So presumably it's going to be a FREE ride? Or will it be "Thank you for your

    patience... now giz yer money"?

    We'll wait and see...
    Ermine tastes much the same as sackcloth when there's nothing left to eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scousemouse View Post
    So presumably

    it's going to be a FREE ride? Or will it be "Thank you for your patience... now giz yer money"?

    We'll wait and see...
    2.50

    please SM.

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    Think thats how much it costs to go up the Cathdral.
    Gididi Gididi Goo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteH View Post
    "Business and city council leaders have brought the ride to

    Liverpool to thank people for their patience while streets are dug up
    ."

    Somehow I think it'll take more than a cheap ride on a ferris wheel to

    appease people bothered over the delays caused by the Big Dig. By this logic traffic congestion may get even worse as everyone heads into town to get a go on

    the thing.

    Seriously though its a great idea, but cant help thinking they could have built it higher. The one in Manchester (dunno if its still there

    or not) was 60m.
    that one in manchester has gone now, dunno whether it would have fitted into williamson sq though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howie View Post
    2.50 please SM.
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    Howie, I missed this bit...

    City officials say ride costs will be deliberately kept low (2.50 adults, 2 children) so as many people as

    possible can enjoy the big wheel.
    They never miss the chance of a fast buck, our 'officials'. What a nice pressie, eh?
    Ermine tastes much the same as sackcloth when there's nothing left to eat.

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    its only 2.50 its not too bad

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    I reckon we should do part of the next Yo Liverpool meet up in the eye.
    Gididi Gididi Goo.

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    What happened to half price for children?

    I'm still upset that all the buses

    dump you off at Lewis's because of all the roadworks, and that we're not going to see fireworks at (or near) the river.

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    EUROPE'S biggest touring wheel is

    lighting up Williamson Square as the run-up to Christmas begins.

    Liverpool is planning its biggest festive season, with the giant Ferris wheel set to

    become one of the main attractions.

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/47345208@N00/
    Pics.
    I didn't have time to visit it when I was in Liverpool. Anybody going there today? Don't

    forget to post some piccies. Hopefully I'll be visiting it next week.

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    Disappointed with this poxy little wheel. I was so excited when I first read the news, but it barely gets above the rooftops of the buildings around it. Ah well, it looks good in photies


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    You can only just spot it here:

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    Man, looking at night pictures is making me peed that my dad still has the camera.

    I want to do some outside of town too, seen some sites that would be great like in Mossley Hill or Garston.
    Gididi Gididi Goo.

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    There are several trucks by the VAT office car-park (just South of the Echo Arena), with what appear to be parts of a large wheel. I did hear of plans for two, one outside the Arena and one on Chavasse Park.

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    There is definitly going to be one on Chavasse Park, dont know about a second one though
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/anthonybeyga/

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