"Near Future" Completion Date

The New York Wheel is apparently back on track

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The New York Wheel, pictured in a rendering here, is apparently back on track. (Courtesy New York Wheel)
The New York Wheel, pictured in a rendering here, is apparently back on track. (Courtesy New York Wheel)

The New York Wheel may be back on track.

The giant Ferris wheel on Staten Island made news last month when it was revealed that wheel designers Mammoet-Starneth left the job after a pay dispute with the developer, New York Wheel LLC.

Apparently, the firm is in “advanced negotiation” with another company to get the ball rolling (wheel turning?) again. To finish the project, the developer has partnered with the American Bridge Company, the same folks behind the new Tappan Zee Bridge, the Las Vegas High Roller observation wheel, and the Empire State Building, way back in the day.

“As part of that transition, the cranes previously provided by Mammoet are not required and will be removed from the [project] site in order to make way for replacement equipment,” said Cristyne Nicholas, spokesperson for the New York Wheel, in an emailed statement.

She added that work on the terminal building is ongoing and that the New York Wheel will announce a new completion date “in the near future.”

Stay tuned.

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