Grande roue de Londres POMA
England – London – 2000

London Eye • Londres

Right in the heart of London, on the banks of the River Thames, 32 rotating capsules climb to 135 m, taking visitors above the rooftops of London for an exceptional view of the entire capital.

product range
Observation Wheel
Application
Tourist attraction
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The project

Built in 1999 to celebrate the 3rd millennium, the Great Wheel of London was supposed to be temporary. Today it is still one of the most visited tourist attractions on the planet. To produce the capsules for this observation wheel, which was for several years the highest in the world, POMA delivered its expertise in technology and automation.

London Eye

In motion

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Technical

specifications

hauteur roue

Wheel size

160 m

Nombre de VĂ©hicules

Number of capsules

32

Nombre de passagers par véhicules

Number of people per capsule

25

temps de rotation

Duration of the rotation

30 minutes

temps

Speed

0.9 m/s

nombre de passagers total

Capacity

1600 people per hour

POMA, innovation

For the project

Giant Wheel

With its 60-metre diameter, the London Eye was the first panoramic wheel – known as the “Big Wheel” – for which POMA designed, produced, and installed ovoid capsules made to measure. The Las Vegas High Roller, the Shenzhen Ferris Wheel and the Dubai Wheel have cemented POMA’s place in this specific market.

 

Innovative capsules

The rotating capsules designed by architect David Marks turn on themselves through an ad-hoc POMA system, in order to maintain horizontal stability regardless of the wheel movement. Made of high-quality curved optical-quality laminated glass, which is exclusive POMA technology, and attached to the outside of the wheel structure, they offer an ideal panoramic view.

Boarding solution

SEMER developed solutions to customise the tried-and-tested boarding technique in ropeway transport

The London Eye in pictures

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