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The British Airways London Eye. The Ride of the Century

Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Alton Towers haven’t seen anything like this. The London Eye, when completed, will be the fourth highest structure in the Capital, with a wheel diameter of 135m suspended dramatically by the River Thames on a cantilevered spindle over 22m long. This spectacular structure will dominate the view from the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben on the north side of the river, and from the former County Hall building, which now houses two hotels and the London Aquarium, on the south side. John Roberts