How big is the London Eye wheel?

How big is a London Eye capsule?

32 capsules measuring 8 metres (26 feet) in length and 4 metres (13 feet) in diameter can accommodate up to 800 people and afford a view of 25 miles (40 kilometres), weather permitting. The capsules each weigh .

Why is the London Eye not a Ferris wheel?

Unlike your traditional Ferris wheel, the London Eye is actually supported by an A-frame on one side, and the carriages don’t hang below, they’re placed outside the wheel’s metal rim and righted by motors. Confusing, but true. … If it were not a wheel, it would actually be taller than its arch rival, the Shard.

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